Sekulow: Obama Admin Still Needs to Answer for Russia, Intelligence Leaks
Jay Sekulow, President Donald Trump's attorney, says that the Obama administration still has a lot to explain about their knowledge of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and why they did nothing about it.
On "America's Newsroom" today, Sekulow suggested that the Obama administration failed to act because they thought there would be political consequences if that information became public, and they were confident that Hillary Clinton was going to win the election.
"Donald Trump becomes the president, so now we have a special counsel investigating Russia," Sekulow said. "Why isn't there a special counsel investigating why the Obama administration basically did nothing while all this activity was going on that they knew about? That, to me, is the irony of the whole thing."
He called for both former President Obama and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to testify before Congress under oath about their involvement with the 2016 election.
"How do you not ask former President Obama what he knew and when he knew it?" Sekulow said. "I would think in a normal context that's where this would go."
He noted, however, that's there's nothing normal about the way Washington, D.C., functions.
As for former National Security Adviser Susan Rice's upcoming testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, Sekulow said it's also important to get to the bottom of Rice's role in "unmasking" Trump associates like Michael Flynn.
"This unmasking situation and these intercepts are very serious," Sekulow said. "And the leaking of this information is criminal."
"I think Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch, all of those individuals involved in the previous administration are going to have to answer questions, because they set it up themselves to have to answer those questions."
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