During an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, President Trump tore into the Obama administration for requesting to unmask General Michael Flynn.
New evidence suggests that the unmasking effort was made from the top-down in the Obama administration, not from rogue Deep State agents.
President Trump was clearly upset with Obama during the interview and even suggested that he should face jail time!
"This is the greatest political scam, hoax in the history of our country! And people should be going to jail for this stuff… This was all Obama. This was all Biden," the president told Bartiromo.
Of course, President Trump faced a politicized impeachment with far less evidence against him.
Now… there is incredibly damning evidence that suggests that Barack Obama and Joe Biden were directly involved in the unmasking scandal.
The latest piece of evidence came Wednesday afternoon, when DNI Richard Grenell released the names of Obama administration officials who personally requested to unmask Flynn.
The names included Joe Biden, former FBI director James Comey, and former CIA chief John Brennann.
Watch President Trump's explosive interview with Bartiromo below:
The evidence suggests that the Trump administration was handicapped and undermined by political opponents from the very beginning.
Aside from Deep State actors, it appears more likely that leaders within the Obama administration actively participated to undermine Trump's success.
On Fox News, Trump told Bartiromo that the Russia probe was "the greatest politicial crime in the history of our country":
Trump's comments, during the interview on “Sunday Morning Futures,” come after the Justice Department this month moved to drop its case against Flynn, in a stunning development that follows internal memos being released and raises serious questions about the nature of the investigation that led to Flynn’s late 2017 guilty plea of lying to the FBI.
“They [FBI agents] weren't after General Flynn. They wanted him to lie about me, make up a story,” Trump told Bartiromo. “And, with few exceptions, nobody did that.”
He added, “If I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, I think everybody would have been in jail a long time ago; and I'm talking with 50-year sentences.”
“It is a disgrace what's happened,” he continued. “This is the greatest political scam, hoax in the history of our country.”
Trump went on to say that “people should be going to jail for this stuff and hopefully a lot of people are going to have to pay.”
He continued, “No other president should have to go through [this] and I'll tell you, General Flynn and others are heroes.”
“This was all Obama. This was all Biden. These people were corrupt,” Trump told Bartiromo. “The whole thing was corrupt and we caught them.”
Trump went on to say that “they never thought” that they would get “caught in the act,” adding, “they got sloppy.”
Trump elaborated, telling Bartiromo that he thinks “Comey is a corrupt person… Brennan [is] bad. They’re all bad. Clapper is not a smart guy in charge of intelligence.”
“But here's the thing: It was impossible for it to happen without the man that sits right in that chair in the Oval Office. He knew everything,” he continued.
Bartiromo then asked Trump, “Do you believe President Obama directed the U.S. intelligence agencies to spy on you?”
“Yes, he probably directed them, but if he didn't direct them, he knew everything,” Trump said in response.
Late last week, #Obamagate became the number 1 trending topic on Twitter with 1.4 million tweets in less than 24 hours after President Trump tweeted the term.
Now, more and more evidence continues to be declassified, showing just how corrupt the Obama administration was.
The latest piece of evidence is the list of names that DNI Grenell declassified and released.
It confirms that top Obama administration officials were involved in requesting the unmasking of General Flynn.
The evidence also suggests that Susan Rice lied about not knowing anything about the unmasking.
A newly declassified email shows that Rice knew about the Oval Office meeting as well as the discussions concerning General Flynn.
The New York Timesconfirms the release of the names by DNI Grenell:
The nation’s intelligence chief has declassified an Obama-era document related to President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in a highly unusual move that prompted accusations that he was trying to discredit the Justice Department’s Trump-Russia investigation.
Richard Grenell, the acting director of national intelligence, declassified the document — a list of Obama administration officials who sought to learn the identities of Trump associates swept up in surveillance of foreign officials — and gave it to the Justice Department, officials said. The department does not intend to release it, a senior department official said, and Mr. Grenell’s office declined to a provide a copy. But Republican lawmakers could demand that Mr. Grenell’s office release the list.
Mr. Grenell’s move came as Mr. Trump and his associates have in recent days intensified their efforts to change public perception about the Russia inquiry from a scandal involving Mr. Trump to one involving his predecessor. They argue that the Obama White House, the F.B.I. and the news media acted improperly as they sought to learn more about Mr. Flynn’s ties to Moscow.
“It is part of the struggle over who controls the narrative of the investigation of the 2016 election,” said Steven Aftergood, an expert on government classification at the Federation of American Scientists. “It is putting the spotlight on the investigators rather than the investigated. It is saying what is irregular here is not the extraordinary contacts with the Russian government but the attempt to understand them.”
Joe Biden, former FBI director James Comey, and former CIA chief John Brennann were among the names included on the list.
President Trump has been able to withstand investigation after investigation.
Can the same be said for former President Obama?
We are all about to find out.