President Trump: ‘Surprised’ AG Barr won’t look into Obamagate

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 6:47 AM PT — Tuesday, May 19, 2020

President Trump said he’s surprised U.S. Attorney General William Barr would not open a criminal probe into the ‘Obamagate’ controversy.

The president highlighted the latest evidence on Monday that shows former President Barack Obama played a key role in launching the Russia probe. He also noted that Joe Biden was aware the probe into 2016 Trump campaign was political and it was based off a false premise of Russian collusion.

President Trump claimed the Department of Justice has continued to favor the Democrat Party. He made the following remarks on the matter:

“I will say this, we have an honorable attorney general. Personally, I have no doubt, but he may have another feeling. I have no doubt that they (Obama and Biden) were involved in it. It’s a hoax. It started off with a Russian hoax. It went to a Ukraine hoax. It’s just a whole big disgrace and this country has better things to do.”

Meanwhile, U.S. attorney John Durham has continued to investigate the origins of the Russia probe and his report is expected to be released this summer.

RELATED: President Trump calls out leaked audio as ‘Obamagate’