President Donald Trump claimed that the investigation into the alleged conspiracy between his 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government was a “set-up” and that former President Barack Obama “certainly” must have had knowledge about it.
In a portion of an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous that aired on “ABC This Week” on Sunday, the president discussed former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, saying that he believed the investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign was a “set-up” after the probe found “no collusion.”
“There was no crime. There’s no collusion. It was a setup, in my opinion,” said Trump. “And I think it’s going to come out. I hope it’s going to come out — we’re going to find out very soon.”
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Stephanopolous then pressed Trump on whether or not he believed Obama “was behind” the probe into his presidential campaign.
Stephanopolous: “You clearly believe there was a group of people working against you, do you think President Obama was behind it?”
Trump: “I would say he certainly must have known about it because it was very high up in the chain. You’re going to find that out. I’m not going make that statement quite yet, but I’d say that President Obama had to know about it.”
The president also called out 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden in the interview for his flip-flops on key issues.
As IJR Red previously reported, President Trump blasted the former vice president as a “weak guy” that “wanted to be a tough guy” and pointed out that Biden’s flipping on major issues such as the pro-life Hyde amendment and China’s threat as a growing influence in the global economy.
“He has recalibrated on everything,” said Trump. “Everything he says he’s taken back two weeks later because he’s getting slammed by the left.”