Trump's tweets, retweets, exclamation points, and all-caps missives on Sunday introduced his 80 million followers on the social media platform to a conspiracy theory that had been circulating on conservative websites for more than a year - namely that officials in former President Barack Obama's administration framed top Trump officials early in the current president's tenure in order to derail his presidency. McConnell noted that the former GOP president and his father, former President George H.W. Bush, "kept their mouths shut" after leaving office because they didn't think it was "appropriate" to critique another president.
"So I think President Obama should have kept his mouth shut", McConnell continued. "You were there for eight years". "I think the tradition that the Bushes set up of not critiquing the president that comes after you is a good tradition".
"It would have been bad even with the best of governments".
Days after the Justice Department asked a judge to drop the criminal case against Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, Trump asserted on Sunday, without providing evidence, that Obama had some sort of illegal role in the FBI's initial investigation of Trump's first, incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
"It's been going on for a long time", he said.
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"It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset-of "what's in it for me" and "to heck with everybody else"-when that mindset is operationalized in our government".
Noah added that it doesn't even appear that Trump knows what "Obamagate" is. "The fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free", Obama said in the leaked audio of the phone call.
Trump has called the situation "the biggest political crime in American history", while a top senator on Monday said he wanted answers about what Obama and Biden knew of the probe into Flynn. In the call, the former president warned that the "rule of law is at risk" under Trump. "It's been going on from before I even got elected", but when pressed on what crime he felt Obama committed, he demurred.
Trump says this amounts to conspiracy against the Trump administration. Flynn later flipped on Trump, pleaded guilty to lying, and cooperated in the Russian Federation investigation.
"No, I thought you asked me whether or not I had anything to do with him being prosecuted", Biden said.