Trump Goes Wild With ‘Obamagate’ Conspiracy Theory After Obama Slams Flynn Case Withdrawal

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016. (JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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May 11, 2020 8:38 a.m.

President Donald Trump littered his Twitter feed with posts about an “Obamagate” conspiracy theory all throughout Sunday baselessly accusing former President Barack Obama of sabotaging Trump’s presidency with the investigation of Michael Flynn.

“The biggest political crime in American history, by far!” Trump tweeted in response to a post claiming Obama “used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration.”

“Wow, this is BIG!” he wrote with a retweet of hard-right website Gateway Pundit’s post titled “Former President’s Fingerprints All Over Attempted Coup and More Documents Are Coming!”

Then Trump tweeted “OBAMAGATE!” and “He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” hours later. He spent the rest of the night retweeting various memes and articles peddling the conspiracy theory.

The President’s Twitter spree came several days after his predecessor criticized the Justice Department’s dismissal of its case against Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the agency’s investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign’s ties to Russia.

Obama warned that the reversal was “the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic–not just institutional norms–but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk” during a private virtual event with the Obama Alumni Association last Friday.

“And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly, as we’ve seen in other places,” the former president added.

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