Donald Trump Publicly Calls Bill Barr To Prosecute Political Enemies
President Donald Trump openly called for the prosecution of several people he perceives as political enemies, in a public declaration in an interview with Laura Ingraham. “And I say this openly,” he declared, before suggesting that Attorney General Bill Barr should take legal action against President Barack Obama, Secretary Hillary Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden.
Donald Trump sat for an hour-long interview Tuesday with Laura Ingraham, discussing the economy, COVID-19, and Joe Biden. Along the way, he touched on his ongoing claims that Obama, Biden, and Clinton somehow illegally conspired against him during the 2016 election. “They all lied to Congress, they were liars, they were cheaters. They were treasonous, it was treason,” the president asserted, without offering evidence of the repeatedly-debunked claims.
Part two of Trump's never-ending interview with Laura Ingraham begins with Trump calling on Bill Barr to prosecute the likes of Obama and Biden pic.twitter.com/O9Vjw2YsZz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 2, 2020
“Bill Barr can go down as the greatest Attorney General in the history of our country, or he can go down as just another guy,” Trump declared.
Trump has persistently claimed that Obama and Biden committed treason.
So we catch Obama & Biden, not to even mention the rest of their crew, SPYING on my campaign, AND NOTHING HAPPENS? I hope not! If it were the other way around, 50 years for treason. NEVER FORGET!!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2020
The ObamaBiden Administration was the most corrupt in history, including the fact that they got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN, the biggest political scandal in the history of our Country. It’s called Treason, and more. Thanks for your very kind words Michelle!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2020
However, last year an investigator general for the Justice Department concluded there was no evidence to support this. According to Business Insider, Trump ordered the Department of Justice to investigate these claims after his election. When that investigation concluded, it found that there was nothing to support Trump’s claims that Obama spied on his campaign, or tapped his phones, or otherwise acted illegally toward the Trump campaign.
Trump continues to market these claims as “Obamagate,” and “Spygate,” and suggest that the former president, as well as both of Trump’s opponents in presidential elections, should face legal repercussions for them.