US President Donald Trump claimed that former President Barack Obama “had to know” about the “FBI setup” to investigate his presidential campaign, media reports say.
In a recent interview with ABC News’ anchor George Stephanopoulos Trump talked about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and his 22-month long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by the president. Trump again claimed that he “did nothing wrong” and said that he never meant to fire Mueller.
When asked whether he believed that there was a group of people working against him and that former President Obama was behind it, Trump said, “Uh, I would say that he certainly must have known about it because it went very high up in the chain.” “But you’re going to find that out, I’m not going to make that statement quite yet, but I would say that President Obama had to know about it,” he added.
Trump has claimed that he is not afraid of being prosecuted if he leaves the office in 2020 as he “did nothing wrong.”
“There was no collusion, you don’t even hear Russia mentioned anymore. Now it’s all about obstruction of what? They built up a phony crime. They hired a man that hated Trump. He hired 18 people that were Democrats that hated Trump. Some of them contributed to Clinton’s campaign. A couple of them worked for Clinton, what kind of a rigged deal is this?”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website