Following some tense moments at the White House Monday evening after a shooting outside forced the Secret Service to usher him out of a press briefing, President Donald Trump returned a short while later and dropped bombs on the administration of his predecessor.
Namely, that he believes members of the Obama administration — and even former President Obama himself — may have committed “treason” by allegedly targeting him and his 2016 campaign with a counterintelligence probe based on fabricated evidence.
In addition, when asked if he was concerned that Russia might try to meddle again in the 2020 election, the president made clear that his concerns lie more with the Democratic Party.
At one point, One American News’ White House correspondent Chanel Rion noted that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden may pick Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, as his running mate.
“Many of your supporters feel that the reason that Obama’s former NSA, Susan Rice, is on the top of Biden’s list is that she can best cover up a lot of the ‘Obamagate’ surveillance crimes that had taken place during your campaign. Do you subscribe to that line of thought? How do you feel about it?
“Well look, the Obama campaign spied on our campaign and they’ve been caught, alright? And now, let’s see what happens to them,” Trump responded.
“They’ve been caught. They’ve been caught red-handed,” the president continued. “It’s probably treason. It’s a horrible thing they did.”
Trump noted further that the previous administration “used the intelligence agencies of our country to spy on my campaign,” adding that “there are a lot of people involved.”
Regarding Rice, the president said, “I don’t want to say she’s involved. Frankly, if [Biden] chooses her, that’s fine, but that’s a potential liability. We’ll see.