Records regarding former President Barack Obama’s book deal should be subpoenaed, including other records, as well as records having to do with former Secretary of State and failed presidential contender Hillary Clinton, Trump said yesterday.
According to NTD, Trump noted that Congressional Democrats remain focused on investigating him, his administration, and his campaign even after special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to establish collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
“They want to investigate, they want to go fishing and I watched Bob Mueller and they have nothing,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office on July 26. “It’s a disgrace. We want to find out what happened to the last Democrat president. Let’s look into Obama the way they’ve looked into me. From day one they’ve looked into everything we’ve done.”
“They could look into the book deal that President Obama made. Let’s subpoena all of his records,” Trump added in a video clip gleefully shared by Turning Point USA official Benny Johnson. “Let’s subpoena all of the records having to do with Hillary Clinton and all of the nonsense that went on with Clinton and her foundation and everything else.”
Trump just now in the Oval Office:
– Subpoena all of Obama's records.
– Subpoena all of the records having to do with Hillary Clinton.
– Subpoena the Clinton Foundation.
– Look into the book deal that President Obama made.
– GOP will hold House, Senate & White House. pic.twitter.com/blRLP1k6fI
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 26, 2019
According to Publisher’s Weekly, the reported $65 million book deal Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, inked in 2017 included few publicly released details. While Michelle Obama’s memoir was released in late 2018, Barack Obama’s book was pushed back to 2020.
Obama “certainly must have known” that intelligence agencies were spying on his campaign, Trump said last month.
“But you’re going to find that out. I’m not going to make that statement quite yet. But I would say that President Obama had to know about it,” Trump added.
He was later asked, “Do you believe that President Obama spied on your campaign?”
“I don’t know. But hopefully we’re going to find out,” Trump responded.