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WATCH: Trump Says Obama “Had to Know” of “Setup” To Block His Presidential Bid

by Paul Goldberg
WATCH: Trump Says Obama “Had to Know” of “Setup” To Block His Presidential Bid

President Trump says that Obama must have known about the “setup” to block his path to the White House.

ABC News reported that George Stephanopoulos asked the president questions that Robert Mueller never had a chance to ask him. But first, to underscore the significance of what we have already heard from the president, he did not see a problem accepting help from a foreign country, an adversary, even, to win a second term. And if he received that kind of offer, he may or may not tell the FBI about it.

That comment surprised even some of the president’s closest allies. But it was also classic Donald Trump, bluntly saying exactly what was on his mind without regard for the political repercussions. Prominent Republicans have stepped forward to disagree with the president on this and Senate Democrats tried to pass a bill that would make it a crime to fail to report interference in an election.

The president has since sought to clarify his comments. He called into Fox and Friends to say he would review the material from a foreign entity and report it if it was, quote, something bad. But then this weekend he tweeted that he enjoyed his interview with George and, quote, I think I will do many more network interviews, sending the message he’s not worried about the backlash.

President Trump’s comments came during an interview with ABC News.

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President Trump said former President Obama “had to know about” what he believes was a “setup” to prevent Trump from becoming president.

Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” Trump insisted special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report cleared him of allegations of collusion with Russia and accused “lowlifes” in the FBI of working against him.

“There was no crime. There was no collusion. The big thing’s collusion,” Trump said. “Now there’s no collusion. That means they set — it was a setup, in my opinion, and I think it’s gonna come out.”

“You clearly believe there was a group of people working against you,” Stephanopoulos said. “Do you think President Obama was behind it?”

“I would say that he certainly must have known about it because it went very high up in the chain, but you’re gonna find that out. I’m not gonna make that statement quite yet, but I would say that President Obama had to know about it,” Trump replied.

Trump pointed to texts between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page disparaging the president, which have sparked GOP demands to probe the origins of the Mueller investigation, as proof.

The president’s remarks came during the same interview that caused an uproar last week when a clip was released of Trump saying he would listen if a foreign government offered him damaging information about a political opponent and refusing to commit to going to the FBI.

Stephanopoulos ended the interview by asking Trump if he believed Obama spied on his campaign.

Trump responded, “I don’t know. But hopefully we’re gonna find out.”

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joseph l boggs June 16, 2019 - 18:32

‘information” no preceding adjective such as “damaging” or “dirt”. Typical democrat misinformation making a mountain out of a molehole. Of course, who wouldn’t take information and properly vet it. I’m sure this happens all the time. How about mccain and gabbert wandering about syria? Vacation? Just a few small examples. How about calls from foreign presidents? Secret information? Ya, leaked like a sieve. MAGA

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Terry McFarland June 16, 2019 - 22:29

OF COURSE OSAMA KNEW…LET THEM KEEP DIGGING…THEY WILL GET WHAT THEY NEED TO CRUCIFY THE HALF BREED…

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garry pollack June 17, 2019 - 12:19

Know? that wud be like saying The Fuehrer knew about the “camps…” Shocking…°!°

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