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Yoo: Trump Blaming George W. Bush for 9/11 Is a 'Kooky, Conspiracy Theory'


By    |   Monday, 15 Feb 2016 05:18 PM

Donald Trump is embracing a "kooky, conspiracy theory" when he blames President George W. Bush for the World Trade Center terror attacks, John Yoo, a former deputy assistant attorney general under Bush, tells Newsmax TV.

"I was very disappointed to hear Donald Trump patronizing this kooky, conspiracy theory — something that you would expect only from the far left fringes of the Democratic Party," Yoo, a law professor at UC Berkeley, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."

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Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner ripped into George W. Bush during the last GOP presidential debate, as he dismissed the argument of Jeb Bush, who is also seeking the White House, that his brother had kept the nation safe following the attacks.

"I found [what Trump said] inexplicable. I think Jeb Bush got it right. He said Donald Trump was building a reality TV show while his brother was doing the very hard work of trying to keep our country safe during these terrible, terrible attacks," Yoo said.

"This is something that no president could've anticipated. It was really a question of what do you do in the aftermath and I think the record of President Bush speaks for itself."

Yoo believes Bush's predecessor President Bill Clinton would actually shoulder more blame for 9/11.

"If you wanted to turn around and say which president was responsible for letting al-Qaida metastasize into the powerful force it was by 9/11, that's not going to be a Republican president, that's going to be a Democrat," he said.

"They had many opportunities to kill or capture [9/11 mastermind] Osama bin Laden. They passed on them for a variety of reasons."

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Donald Trump is embracing a "kooky, conspiracy theory" when he blames President George W. Bush for the World Trade Center terror attacks, John Yoo, a former deputy assistant attorney general under Bush, tells Newsmax TV.
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