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Mon May 11, 2020, 08:25 PM

What is 'Obamagate'? 3 things to know about Trump's latest fixation

Here are three things to know about Mr Trump’s Obamagate theory and the effect it’s having in Washington and on the 2020 campaign cycle.

1. The ‘Obamagate’ theory has been around for a while — just not by that name

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Here’s why that was fresh on Mr Trump’s mind this weekend: On Thursday, at the direction of Mr Trump’s attorney general William Barr, the Justice Department dropped felony charges it had been pursuing for years against Mr Flynn for lying to law enforcement about meeting in late 2016 with then-Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak.

The lie Mr Flynn allegedly told the FBI in the first week of Mr Trump’s presidency — and to which he previously pleaded guilty twice before — was not “material” to the bureau’s contemporaneous investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, the DOJ wrote on Thursday.

Recently declassified documents from the Flynn case show Mr Obama knew about Mr Flynn’s phone calls with Mr Kislyak in December 2016 when he met on 5 January 2017 with then-FBI Director James Comey, then-CIA Director John Brennan, then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates.

There is no evidence, at this point, to suggest Mr Obama directed the FBI to entrap Mr Flynn when agents questioned him on 24 January 2017 about his correspondence with Mr Kislyak.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-barack-obama-obamagate-a9509501.html

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 OP
kairos12 May 2020 #1
iemitsu May 2020 #2
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abqtommy May 2020 #5
BComplex May 2020 #6
struggle4progress May 2020 #7
Zing Zing Zingbah May 2020 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:29 PM

1. Flynn is a traitor. End of story.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:33 PM

2. So are Trump and Barr.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:33 PM

3. "Obamagate" is "Lock her up" ver 2.0...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 09:04 PM

4. Obamagate is a hoax.

So much simpler.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 10:47 PM

5. I don't know why I should be the one to point out that it's tRUMP that has been impeached, not

President Obama. But then somebody has to do it...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:29 PM

6. Holy crap. The republicans are really good at one thing: Projection.

They are masters at pointing fingers at other people and accusing them of the very thing the republicans, themselves, are guilty of at that very moment.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 04:13 AM

7. "That bastard Obama made Flynn meet with the Russians! Then he made Flynn lie to Pence!

Then he made Pence pretend he didn't know Flynn was lying! Then he made me fire Flynn! Then he made Flynn plead guilty to lying tio the FBI! And now he's making the DOJ drop the prosecution! Damn you, Obama!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:21 AM

8. I think it is lame that Trump has been in office for four years

and he is still talking about Obama. I don't think having a fit about Obama is going to work at this point. Obama isn't running in this election.

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