“Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes — the greatest political crime in history of our country — then we’re going to get little satisfaction unless I win,” Trump said during a Fox News interview on Oct. 8, adding, “And that includes Obama, and that includes Biden.”
Trump has also taken aim at the three of them in tweets.
In response, Obama was asked during Wednesday’s “Pod Save America” interview, “Is it weird for you when he tweets that you should be indicted?”
“This is something that even his, you know, his fellow Republicans tend to just pretend it doesn’t happen…They kind of dodge reporters when they’re asked about it,” Obama answered.
He called the allegations “so absurd that even Republican-controlled committees looking into it have dismissed them. And, you know, Attorney General Barr has dismissed them.”
“One of the central foundation stones of a democracy is the idea that you do not allow the politicization of the criminal justice system, the intelligence system, the military. Right? That is stuff that you keep out of politics because it’s too dangerous…You can’t have a democracy in which political opponents are subject to this kind of inflammatory language.”
See Obama’s comments below:
— Pod Save America (@PodSaveAmerica) October 15, 2020
“Now, he did the same thing with Hillary and the ‘lock her up’ theme. And so I’m not surprised by it, that it continues,” Obama continued.
The former president added, “I’m disappointed that Republicans who know better have not checked him on this. And I think a very important question after the election, even if it goes well with Joe Biden, is whether you start seeing the Republican Party restore some sense of ‘here are norms that we can’t breach’ because he’s breached all of them and they have not said to him, ‘this is too far.”
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