‘You know what the crime is’: Trump stumped on Obamagate details

Days after tweeting about ‘Obamagate’ and accusing his predecessor, Barack Obama, of committing crimes, US president Donald Trump was asked to specify what those exactly were. He replied: ‘Obamagate, it’s been going on for a long time, it’s being going on from even before I got elected and it’s a disgrace that it’s gone on.’ He continued: ‘some terrible things happened and it should never be allowed to happen in our country again.’ When he is again asked what the crime is, Trump says: ‘You know what the crime is.’

Trump claims Obama committed ‘biggest political crime in American history’

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President Trump appeared to be unable to specify what crime “Obamagate” refers to. Trump alludes to “terrible things” but doesn’t appear to wish to expand on this, instead saying “you know what the crime is, all you have to do is read the newspapers… except yours.”

This story, represented here by the UK’s left-leaning Guardian, was also covered by Bloomberg’s QuickTakes, here.

UPDATE: President Trump later Tweeted a video by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson along with the word “OBAMAGATE!” – more here.

In This Story: Barack Obama

Barack Obama is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Obama left office in January 2017 and continues to reside in Washington, D.C.

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