On Thursday, President Donald Trump indicated that Attorney General William Barr has more than enough evidence to inflict members of the Obama administration — including former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden — for spying on Trump’s campaign in 2016.
During an interview with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, he dropped the bomb that the Department of Justice has “plenty” of evidence to go after the Obama administration and his officials. The interview headline was that Trump would not be participating in a virtual debate.
“These people should be indicted, this was the greatest political crime in the history of our country, and that includes Obama and it includes Biden,” President Trump said.
“These are people that spied on my campaign — and we have everything — and now they say ‘we have much more,’ and I say, ‘Bill, we got plenty, you don’t need anymore,'” he added, before continuing, “We’ve got so much, Maria, just take a look at the [former FBI Director James] Comey report, 78 pages of kill, done by [DOJ Inspector General Michael] Horowitz.”
It was unclear if Trump was referring to the documents and evidence that have already been made available to the public, or if it was information not yet revealed as part of US Attorney John Durham’s investigation.
Trump had also authorized on Thursday the declassification of all the government documents related to the Trump-Russia investigation and the email scandal involving Hillary Clinton in 2016.
“I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!” Trump tweeted.
Director of National Intelligence – John Ratcliffe had declassified a CIA memo addressed to former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence – Peter Strzok.
According to the declassified information, the memo informed the two officials about “an exchange … discussing U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s approval of a plan concerning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Russian hackers hampering U.S. elections as a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server.”
Ratcliffe also revealed notes taken by former CIA Director John Brennan, showing that Brennan was aware of the allegations. Brennan wrote, “Cite alleged approval by Hillary Clinton [on 28 July] on proposal from one of her foreign policy advisors to villify [sic] Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service.”
Since the election in November is getting closer and closer, major indictments are unlikely. However, should charges against the Obama administration be formally announced, it will certainly make the headlines.