Fitton Says Obama Needs to Be Questioned About Dossier: What Did He Know and When?
In the wake of Friday's indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian companies for alleged election interference, President Trump is asking why the Obama administration did not do more to prevent Moscow's meddling.
The 37-page indictment, which was signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, reveals the Russian "information warfare" campaign began in May 2014.
Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong - no collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2018
Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018
On "Fox & Friends First" on Tuesday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton pointed to the infamous anti-Trump dossier and argued that Obama did not protect Trump from a Russian disinformation campaign targeting him.
"Remember, they were pushing this salacious material through their intelligence apparatus, through the Clinton campaign vendor, which was laundered into the FBI and DOJ," Fitton said.
He said when the FBI and DOJ became aware of the plot to target Trump and potentially blackmail him, they should have taken steps to protect him. Instead, they used the dossier as a pretext to obtain a surveillance warrant to spy on at least one member of the Trump campaign.
He said there are important unanswered questions, such as who in the Obama administration made those decisions and how involved Obama himself was.
"He needs to be questioned just as much as Hillary Clinton does about what he knew and when about the Clinton-DNC dossier that was used by his Justice Department to spy on his political opposition," Fitton said.
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