WATCH: Trump is “Surprised” That Barr Won’t Investigate Obama
Donald Trump has done a number of different things to distract voters from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout. One of the more questionable decisions he’s made is to go after his predecessor, Barack Obama. It’s a questionable gambit considering Obama is still very popular with both Democratic and Independent voters.
But Trump has persisted in pushing his Obamagate theory, while being unable to explain just what that means. The President also asked his Attorney General to investigate his 2020 opponent Joe Biden along with Obama. Barr has declined to do so, and Trump says that he is surprised by the decision.
In regards to a potential investigation, Barr today told reporters, “As to President Obama and VP Biden, whatever their level of involvement, based on the information I have today I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man. Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others.”
Barr: As to President Obama and VP Biden, whatever their level of involvement, based on the information I have today I don’t expect Mr. Durham’s work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man. Our concern over potential criminality is focused on others pic.twitter.com/iCAfFgyG8H
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 18, 2020
Trump was asked about the comments during a press spray today. “I think if it was me, I think they would do it,” the President said. “But for them, maybe they’re not going to. I’m surprised because Obama knew everything that was happening. I don’t think Obama knows where he is in a lot of ways. I think Obama and Biden knew about it. They were participants.”
Watch a clip of Trump’s comments below: