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Newt: 'Virtually Impossible' Obama Didn't Know About Trump Probe

(Fox News' "Fox & Friends")

By    |   Monday, 17 June 2019 12:53 PM

There is no way former President Barack Obama did not know people in his administration were investigating and taking actions against then-candidate Donald Trump's presidential campaign, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday.

"You want to suggest to me that the attorney general has a private meeting with former President (Bill) Clinton on an airplane in Phoenix for, I think, 45 minutes and the current sitting president, Barack Obama, doesn't know about it?" Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends," while responding to comments Trump had made in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.

Gingrich added he does not think Obama would have seen press coverage of the meeting between his attorney general Loretta Lynch and Clinton, during the week when the FBI was going to interview her, without asking Lynch what was going on.

"Barack Obama is a really smart guy," Gingrich said. "He was also sort of a control freak. Do you think the FBI said 'oh, we're going to go get a FISA warrant, a foreign intelligence warrant, in order to investigate an American presidential campaign,' and nobody thought to mention it to the incumbent president?"

Then-Vice President Joe Biden may or may not have known, added Gingrich, but in his case, "he is so flaky, he might not have known if he knew . . . but Obama is really, really smart, and I think it's very unlikely, virtually impossible that all this stuff went on and he wasn't in some way informed."

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Former President Barack Obama has to know people in his administration were investigating and taking actions against then-candidate Donald Trump's presidential campaign, according to ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday.
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