President Trump came forth this Monday to tirade against the Obama administration for conspiring to start an investigation into his campaign to help push forward Hillary Clinton’s chances of securing the presidency, declaring it to be “bigger than Watergate” in a Monday morning twitter rant.
The tweet was a follow-up to Trump’s argument that the FBI under Barack Obama was secretly out to get him.
Trump has vehemently denied that said his campaign colluded with Russia, who intelligence officials believe interfered in the election with the goal of assisting Trump and hurting Clinton
“Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November?” Trump tweeted.
“Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win. Unprecedented. Bigger than Watergate! Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling,” he added.
Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November? Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win. Unprecedented. Bigger than Watergate! Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018
The tweets follow weeks after special counsel Robert Mueller laid down shocking new charges against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian groups who were connected to election meddling.
Former FBI Director James Comey gave his testimony last year that the bureau opened an investigation back in July 2016 into whether Trump campaign associates were meddling in Russian efforts to influence the election.
However, the bureau had already publicly declared its investigation into Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who as secretary of State had irresponsibly made us of a private email server over which classified information had been sent and compromised.
As part of their sprawling investigation, the Justice Department looked into former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Those surveillance applications have since become the breaking point of a GOP-crafted memo released earlier this year which accuses political bias within the FBI.