Some Republican leaders have expressed renewed criticism of the Obama administration amid recent revelations about the Justice Department investigation into allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle joined those vocal critics in a recent Daily Caller interview during which they both condemned the actions of federal investigators and others involved in the process.
“Now there’s proof”
As the Trump administration points to surveillance of campaign insiders during the transition period after the election as evidence of wrongdoing, the president’s eldest son held back some of his outrage for members of the GOP.
He complained about Republican leaders who “get on TV and talk a really strong game” but fall short when it comes to actually addressing the issue of political corruption.
Trump broadened his rebuke to those who enable the “swamp” to continue operating in D.C.
“Everything they accused us of doing, they were literally doing,” he said. “This is an organized event, that now there’s proof of people trying to set up a coup to destroy an incoming, duly-elected president, and everyone is like, ‘Oh, nothing to see here.'”
“They tried to lie and cheat”
Guilfoyle, a former prosecuting attorney, argued for releasing all relevant information from the investigation.
“Let the American people have the information, let them know what these institutions did and how they tried to lie and cheat and steal and destroy lives of honorable individuals,” she said.
Trump went on to apologize to Gen. Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators. Subsequent information has led some to accuse the FBI of coaxing Flynn into telling a lie and the Justice Department has recommended dropping the charges against him.
“My biggest regret over the past three years is not being more vocal standing for Gen. Flynn and it’s because I believed there’s no way these institutions could be that corrupt, there’s no way the leaders of the FBI could do this much to set up a guy who dedicated his life to America like Gen. Flynn,” Trump said.
While President Donald Trump’s critics might mock his “Obamagate” allegations, it seems clear his supporters are determined to keep the heat on the previous administration until no stone is left unturned.