Trump says new transcripts show Obama, Biden complicit in phony Russia investigation

by Jordyn Pair · May 8th, 2020 2:06 pm

President Trump said on Friday that newly released House transcripts on the Russia investigation show that former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden were complicit in the investigation into Trump's alleged communication with Russia during the election.

"What you've seen so far is incredible, especially as it relates to President Obama, because if anyone thinks that he and ‘sleepy Joe' Biden didn't know what was going on, they have another thing coming," Trump said on "Fox & Friends."

Newly released transcripts from the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's closed-door Russia hearings reveal that several officials were aware of the lack of evidence against Trump and his campaign.

"I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting/conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election," Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified in secret.

Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice also testified, say that she does not "recall any intelligence or evidence to that effect."

Trump said he expects more evidence to be revealed.

"I believe [Obama] and Biden [were] involved in this also very much, and other people around President Obama were totally involved," Trump said.

Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said the FBI's investigation will be remembered as "one of the greatest abuses of power by an administration in American history."

"It's time for Joe Biden to explain what really happened in that January 5, 2017, Oval Office meeting with [former FBI Director James] Comey, which occurred the day after [FBI agent Peter] Strzok intervened to keep the investigation into General Flynn from closing due to a lack of any evidence," Parscale said. "The corrupt media will do its best to cover up this scandal, but the Obama-Biden officials responsible for these misdeeds must be held accountable."

Trump echoed similar sentiments.

"They made it a very, very dangerous situation," Trump said. "These are dirty politicians and dirty cops, some horrible people. Hopefully they're going to pay a big price someday in the not-too-distant future."


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