President Donald Trump on Monday lashed out at former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, claiming both men deserve to be sentenced to a 50-year prison sentence for “treason” because he falsely claims they “spied on my campaign trying to defeat me.”
“USA Today, my question is about the Durham report, which you have talked about recently. You said, ‘Let’s see what happens.’ Now, you have accused people of committing crimes against you during the Russia investigation – President Obama,” a reporter asked the president at a Labor Day press conference.
“Yeah, sure, sure. They spied on my campaign,” Trump interjected.
“My question -,” the reporter began to ask before Trump once again cut him off.
“They spied on my campaign, and if they were Democrats they would have been in jail two years ago, they would have been in jail, literally, if this side were -the Democrat side, they would have been in jail two years ago for 50-year terms for treason and other things,” Trump angrily declared.
“My question is, do you want the Justice Department to indict people over this?” the reporter asked after Trump’s rant.
“I’m not going to say that,” Trump said. “I have to see the report. I haven’t seen – I’ve purposely – I don’t know if that was a good thing, smart thing, I don’t know. But nobody can complain.”
“I have every right to have been very much involved. And maybe, someday, I will get involved in it. They spied on my campaign, and that included Biden and Obama. They spied on my campaign trying to defeat me,” he falsely claimed. “They wrote up a fake dossier, that has proven to be totally fake, written by Christopher Steele, paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats and they used that illegally in the FISA courts. If we did what they did, you would have many people in jail right now.”
“President Obama and Biden – Sleepy Joe, he knew everything that was happening – they were spying on my campaign and they got caught. Now let’s see what happens. But if this were the opposite way, people would have been jailed – they would have been in jail already for a period of at least – it would have started two years ago and it would have been for 50 years for treason,” Trump added.
"If this were the opposite way, they would've been in jail already" — Trump suggests Obama and Biden should spend 50 years in prison for treason pic.twitter.com/3bE8tsVLXB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 7, 2020