President Donald Trump on Monday accused his direct predecessor, Barack Obama, of treason, without offering any evidence or details to back up his claim.
Trump made the accusation in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network. The president has frequently accused others of “treason,” but Monday marked the first time that he has leveled that claim against the man who preceded him in the Oval Office.
“On Obama and the spying situation, this idea that they were spying on your campaign – you’ve been asked before about what crime would have been potentially been committed,” Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody said.
“Treason,” Trump responded. He added: “It’s treason. Look, when I came out a long time ago, I said they’ve been spying on our campaign. . . . It turns out I was right. Let’s see what happens to them now.”
Trump mentioned Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney in Connecticut John Durham, who was tapped by Barr last year to investigate the origins of the 2016 election interference probe that has run through Trump’s presidency.
“Let’s see what they come up with,” he said.
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