Democrats' real problem with Attorney General William Barr is that he takes "Russiagate" seriously and that he's looking into "why the Obama administration spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign," White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Tuesday morning prior to Barr's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
"The bogus sham effort that was launched against President Trump when he was just a candidate and went into his administration, the fact that Bill Barr is looking into why Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign, that's the problem," McEnany said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
She added that former Obama officials are trying to cover up what they did to Trump, adding that rather than writing a book, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, who led the investigation, should be answering questions.
"We learned last week from a declassified document [a briefing] was used to go after the president, not to brief him on what's going on but was used to target [former national security adviser Michael] Flynn and target Trump," said McEnany, noting that Strzok signed off on the notes.
McEnany also slammed comments made by Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who claimed that it is a "myth" that Antifa is behind violence in Portland.
"It's appalling," she said. "Ask the three officers who were blinded by lasers … this is not a myth and disrespectful to officers who are trying to protect peaceful protesters from Antifa rioters."
McEnany also said Tuesday that Trump was never at risk from coronavirus from his national security adviser Robert O'Brien, who has tested positive for COVID-19.
"[He is] at home working, with very mild symptoms," said McEnany. "We are encouraged by that, but on the not of the vaccine, with Ebola it took 13 months to get to phase 3 clinical trials and 4 years to get to a final completed result, but we anticipate having something by fall."
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