One of the highest-ranking House Republicans is going after Barack Obama following a series of revelations that the former president may have known about and played a bigger role in spying on the Trump campaign than most originally knew.
During an interview on Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” House Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Andry Biggs called Obama’s efforts a “coup” against President Donald Trump.
Biggs, who was joined by Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, began by discussing the Obama administration’s efforts to spy on and go after former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn, speculating that it was all part of a broader effort to harm Trump’s administration from the start.
“Well, I think all the evidence, Jim gave you a great timeline, but all the evidence does point to coming right out of the top from President Obama on down,” Biggs said.
“This really was a conspiracy to do something that we’ve not seen in American history, and that was to actually perform a coup,” he added. “That’s really what this was. I mean, you can’t get to it any more succinctly than that.”
“This was an attempt to undermine the election of the people. That’s a coup. And they were abusing their power, abusing the process, and they were — yeah, they were using the media.”
These comments comments come on the heels of the Department of Justice filing a motion last week to dismiss its criminal case against former White House national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn following explosive new evidence in the case.
Newly unsealed documents in Flynn’s case revealed FBI agents discussed the Army lieutenant general’s possible prosecution prior to interviewing him, leading Flynn’s lawyers to claim he was set up.