(National Sentinel)Â The Boss: The president of a Washington, D.C.-based government watchdog says that President Barack Obama was given the infamous “Russia dossier” containing unverified and salacious allegations against then-GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump but has never been interviewed about it by special counsel Robert Mueller.
In an interview withÂ Fox News‘ Sean Hannity, Judicial Watch head Tom Fitton noted that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley R-Iowa, recently found an unusual email Obama’s national security advisor, Susan Rice, sent herself Jan. 2o0, 2017, the day Trump was inaugurated.
In the email, Rice documented a Jan. 5, 2017, Oval Office meeting between herself, Obama, formerÂ FBI Director James ComeyÂ and formerÂ Deputy Attorney General Sally YatesÂ regarding the administration’s spying operation on Trump’s campaign and, later, his transition team.
Because of that meeting and Obama’s knowledge of the dossier, Fitton wants to know why the former president has yet to be interviewed by Mueller or by any of the congressional committees currently investigating the spying.
“There are these dueling memos. The Democrats are eventually going to have their memo come out. Why is it weâ€™re relying on our summary document?” he told Hannity.
“Letâ€™s get the underlying information. I know Nunes is asking for it. Weâ€™ve sued in court for it. And Iâ€™ve told the White House that they should take this approach of extreme transparency on this Russiagate,” he continued.
“It does nothing to protect [Trump] from this solicit activity against him. And it protects people like Barack Obama and the Justice Department and FBI that was misused to target President Trump,” Fitton continued.
“The dossier is central to the collusion theory. Itâ€™s collapsing and if it was central to the Russian collusion theory. We have reports today, quickly Sean, Barack Obama was given the dossier. He was given the dossier. What did he know and why hasnâ€™t he been questioned about it?”
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