Congressional committees in both the House and Senate have “an obligation” to call in former President Barack Obama to testify as to what his administration knew regarding Russia’s campaign to interfere in last year’s presidential election and when it became aware of those efforts, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday morning.
“Guess what’s about to happen: The Congress is about to have to call Barack Obama in to testify under oath about when he knew about Russia meddling,” Gingrich said on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.” “Who told him? Why did he do nothing? Who was in the meetings when he decided to do nothing? It’s going to turn out, yes, there’s a big Russian story. It’s Barack Obama. Not Donald Trump. And you cannot make this stuff up.”
Obama’s response to the Russian campaign of cyberattacks has come under increased scrutiny in recent days since the publication of a Washington Post report detailing how and when the former president became aware of the Kremlin’s efforts as well as what retaliatory steps were taken. Obama was first made aware of the Russian cyberattack campaign in August, according to the Post. Read more at POLITICO.