(PresidentialWire.com)- The Democrats are freaking out about the very real possibility of former President Barack Obama, a God-like figure in their party, becoming embroiled in a scandal that could see him criminally prosecuted. During an interview with “The View” on ABC on Thursday, Democratic Minority Senate Leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the idea that President Donald Trump did anything wrong in the Michael Flynn case and that Obamagate is a “discredited conspiracy.”
Schumer was taking particular issue with the several tweets published by President Donald Trump alerting the Democrats to the fact that he will be investigating the conduct of the Obama administration during the attempted set-up of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Obamagate scandal, it all started when incoming President Trump refused to listen to Obama’s advice and chose to hire General Michael Flynn has National Security Adviser. Around this time, the Russiagate conspiracy theory was being cooked up by the Democrats which accused President Trump of having colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election.
Flynn became a target of the FBI at the time, and documents recently published as a result of an ongoing court case showed by FBI agents purposely tried to set up Flynn. Handwritten notes from FBI agents showed how they encouraged Flynn to admit to something he didn’t do (lying about his conversations with the Russian ambassador) and the court also learned how President Obama was privy to the investigation following an Oval Office meeting in January 2017 with FBI Director James Comey.
Despite this, and despite Flynn being exonerated, Schumer still chose to call Obamagate a conspiracy theory.
“The View” co-host Meghan McCain asked Schumer about President Trump’s tweets about Obamagate, asking, “Can you say with 100% certainty” that Obama used government officials to spy on Trump’s campaign.
“Well, I didn’t say it, 17 intelligence agencies, these are nonpartisan, these are people who have risked their lives for us, CIA, NSA, they said it,” Schumer responded.
“This came from the Russians who wanted to divert attention for what they did,” he said with no evidence.
Remember, the Russiagate conspiracy theory was disproven when Comey’s investigation confirmed the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.
“For the Senate and President Trump to spend time on this when we have a COVID crisis is just absolutely absurd. We should be focusing on helping people through this crisis, not pursuing already discredited conspiracy theories,” he added.