Trump Blasts Russia Investigation as ‘a Set-Up,’ Claims Obama ‘Certainly Must’ve Known About It’

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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.”

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Kim
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Trump isn’t going to come right out and make a statement that Obama was behind it. He shouldn’t. He should let Barr’s investigation speak for itself. It was wrong when the Democrats made statements about Trump’s guilt in Russia collusion- and he knows how wrong they were. The DNC/Hillary- in this case they are one and the same- needed Obama in order to carry out their treasonous plan- he assisted them- how much he assisted them remains to be seen. Regardless, he used his power and position to interfere with the campaign and election of the opposing party’s candidate- a… Read more »

bob
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bob

Great Mr. President. I agree that Obama had to know about it. My question, and I’m sure I speak for millions of others, what are you going to do about it?

Screwtape
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If one believes the Obozo administration knew nothing about HIllary’s illegal server (they did) or played no part in the collusion delusion I’ve got a great real estate deal for you.

What’s MORE concerning is the corruption of bureaucracies. q.v. the IRS. Does one believe that corrupt and partisan careerists like Claooer, Brennan, McCabe, Strzok, or Page just happened? No f’ing way.

To paraphrase Craig’s post, the fish doesn’t just rot from the head. If the guts aren’t removed it also rots from the inside.

Sherri
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Trump is 100% right. And it better all come out and those that tried this coup need to pay for their sedition and treason. If not, this republic is done for.

Kay
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It was a set up to destroy him. I have been following the unfolding investigation into how it got started and by whom for two years. Obama’s fingerprints as well a Clapper and Brennan are all over it.
When this all comes out it will be the biggest scandal in our government’s history.

judith j christie
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judith j christie

And now we see why nobody wanted to see President Trump interrogated. Snufflehubicus is a dweeb.

Robert A Burns
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Robert A Burns

He is absolutely right….there is no way Obama didn’t know and APPROVE IT. He has been skatin’ on this the last 3 years and no doubt will get away with it as far he is concerned. But the head of the snake knew what was going on.

Paul
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Trump is a pathological person who only talks when it makes it positive for him. So, it’s only logical to know that anytime he opens his mouth, we can only laugh and say “Ol’ Donnie, Donnie, you are So cute!” Unfortunately it’s more than “cute” when it’s the future of the America that most of us hope and pray to believe in is in balance. Please, PLEASE!! leave your acceptance of lying racism, and try to do what’s best for YOUR country.

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