Ratcliffe Claims It Appears There Were ‘Crimes Committed’ Under Obama Admin During Mueller Probe

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) claimed that it appeared there were “crimes committed” by the Obama administration during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe into Russian election interference.

During an interview with Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Ratcliffe — a former federal prosecutor and President Donald Trump‘s pick to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats — was asked by host Maria Bartiromo “where the wrongdoing was specifically” in the origins of Mueller’s investigation.

Ratcliffe responded by saying that the “first thing” that the people investigating the origins of the probe — Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Attorney General William Barr — needed to do was “not do what the Democrats have done” by accusing Trump of “a crime” then try to “reverse engineer” justification for their accusation.

He went on to say that he would not “accuse any specific person of any crime” but that he wanted a “fair process” to reach the conclusion that a crime was committed and claimed that there were “crimes committed” under Obama’s tenure as president.

“I think the first thing we need to do is make sure we don’t do what the Democrats have done. They accused Donald Trump of a crime and then they try and reverse engineer a process to justify that accusation. So I’m not going to accuse any specific person of any specific crime, I just want there to be a fair process to get there. What I do know as a former federal prosecutor is that it does appear that there were crimes committed during the Obama administration.”

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As IJR News previously reported, Ratcliffe was tapped by Trump to become the next head of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the position that oversees all of the U.S. intelligence agencies including the CIA.

If confirmed by the Senate, he would be replacing current spy chief Coats, who has been serving in the position since 2017.

Published in IJR Red


  1. Don’t be confused about what Ratcliffe is doing.

    This is all part of his audition for a closer seat to sit beside King Donald The Loser.

  2. Now is the time for an investigation into Obama’s 8 years of lies, deceit, division and a money grab to establish a
    New World Order, time to bring the Deep State into the public eye, clean our country of terrorist and those without love of America

    1. New World Order / Deep State? Hail Hydra !!! When do the Avengers safe the day you psycho?

      1. Unlike the 2 yrs and 34 MILLION taxpayer $$ spent on this ridiculous investigation, there is actual evidence on the criminal activity of the ‘deep state’ and it’s going to be a breath of fresh air when the swamp is drained at last!

  3. Because of the Liberal/Communist/Democrats, fundamentally transforming America, to a country, with lies deceit, and hatred. It is hard to recognize, let alone understand, the truth.
    They have turned all things traditional and normal, upside down, sideways and backwards.
    Facts, proof, and solid evidence, have been replaced by thoughts, ideas and innuendo, as real standards.
    Right and wrong, have been reversed.as well as their feelings, that they can actually change nature.
    While causing chaos and doubt, they turned America, into a bunch of pathetic, greedy and cowardly citizens.
    With no life lessons and few actual morals. Where eventually, no laws exist.
    While sacrificing freedom and liberty, during the transition.
    Basically, they are cheap magicians. Begging us to ignore the man behind the curtain.
    Lookover here, not over there, where the strings are being pulled.

    1. All opinion, but where are the facts to back up your nonsense rhetoric? It’s easy to hide when your comments are on a bias website. Man up..

  4. it is difficult to know anymore what the truth is.

    1. Your on the wrong website if your looking for the truth, expand your knowledge base before it’s too late…

    2. Yes, it is difficult but worth looking for. Examine everything!

  5. >Sidney Jolly<

    I'm going to assume you do not consider Hillary's illegal email server to be a problem. Nor her using that server to send classified material (in violation of 18 USC 793 – the Espionage Act). Nor her deleting well over 33,000 emails = obstruction of justice. Nor her destroying cell phone SIM cards to prevent an FBI investigation = obstruction of justice. Nor her lying to the FBI repeatedly = obstruction of justice. Nor Marxist #44 exchanging emails with Hillary on her illegal server.

    I'm assuming in your eyes Hillary is as pure as the wind blown snow? OR, as dirty as Baltimore?

  6. The Obama administration crimes will hopefully come out. New investigation into the Hillarrhoid’s collusion with the Russians and FBI spying needs to happen.

  7. LOL Bobby found out more that day than he knew Before ! Confusion GPS !!!

  8. Before and during the probe Barry, HRC and company were up to their eyeballs in their criminal activity and they are still at it today. Not speculation, fact!

  9. Obama was in office during the Mueller probe??? The Special Counsel order is dated “May 17/17” and signed by “Rod J Rosenstein Acting Attorney General” Appendix A, page A-1 of the Mueller Report.

    1. Yes syphilis, there are many of the Obama admin. holdovers still in their offices because the voting on President Trump’s appointees is still being held up (many still there). Part of the ‘secret society’ within the FBI was still there. As you may recall, but are afraid to admit, Intelligence talking heads from the Obama administration were going on CNN and other Liberal networks to blast Trump and accuse him of wrongdoing. They all helped and colluded with Mueller and his band of Democrat miscreants. And we know that the Obama admin. used the fake dossier, paid for by the Hillarrhoid, compiled by a former SAS agent with the help of Russian agents (Russian collusion?) to obtain two FISA wiretap orders to spy on the Trump campaign. Yeah, many crimes to choose from.

  10. No, no “proof” in this article. There was 2 years of “absolute” truth about Trump from practically every media outlet. But here is a guy that says I think it is there and the investigation being run by the DOJ hopefully proves it out.
    Odd isn’t it that now the smart folks are on mild offense and everyone else is back to being a victim.
    The only victim in this mess is the USA, the constitution and the three branches of government. When the lefties start accusing someone of wrong doing- it is because it is the wrong doing they have already done.

  11. And so the narrative for 2020 is set. Good luck – I’m still waiting to see if anything comes from all the “lock her up” chants.

    It sure does rile a crowd though.

    1. Trampers love to accuse Hillary Clinton of criminality w/o even specifying what crimes she supposedly committed! At least Trump has some 10 specific charges of obstruction he can defend against. Once House Democrats get moving with Impeachment Inquires, there are sure to be many more specific charges, of various offenses.

  12. This article had no proof or evidence of any kind. It literally repeated the hook over and over. Where was the substance?

    1. Rent is due I imagine and this does seem to make the argument that IJR does indeed pay by the word.

    2. Try re-reading it, he clearly said the “substance” will come after the investigation is done, not accusations then try and prove it! First, investigate and prove it, then file charges! You know the way the legal system is supposed to work.

    3. Where was the proof after two and a half years of accusations by Democrats and two hears of investigation costing $35 million that President Trump colluded with the Russians. Democrat BS and crimes. Lock up all the Democrats.

  13. So tired of the “looks like” comments. Let the hangings begin!

  14. So partisan and unprofessional a thing to say but I’d expect nothing different at this point. Let the swamp overflow.

  15. And you know, the thing is all this Russian Conspiracy theories happened under the Obama administration. The democrats in the house are trying to impeach a president for something that supposedly occurred under President Obama. And I heard a speech by Obama a few weeks before the election saying no one would interfere with the election itself.

    1. Yes, election tampering by Russia occurred under Obama. It is known as the 2016 General Election season, to select the successor to Obama. (Duh). And Obama sanctioned Russia for doing it, sending home a bunch of Russian diplomats/spies, and closing two compounds they used for the campaign. What has Trump done about the tampering?

  16. you bet your ass there were crimes committed! And jus cause he be black is no defense.

    1. Just cause you be racist ain’t no defense. Learn to spell!!

    2. BJK: Just you be racist ain’t no defense. Learn to spell!

  17. Appears there were crimes? There WERE crimes committed. Any more obvious it would knock us over.

  18. Now let’s see where the crimes have occurred under the Democrats rule. Let’s get someone in there that’s not PC correct or afraid of the Democrats.
    Now is time to bring out the truths and how much the Dems have cost this country

    1. Patty, let’s get this straight: Trump is a proven and proud lying, racist, as well as a sexual deviant. Yet I am certain that you would stand in line to be one of those that Trump would say (he will…) ” my type.” Please try to be praying for our nation.

    2. Might be tough to do as all witnesses to possible Democrat crimes seem to commit suicide before they can testify.

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