Flashback (November 2016): Obama Claims He’s Kept Politics Out of the FBI

Video from November of 2016, just days after Donald Trump had won the election, shows former president Barack Obama claiming he has been very careful in keeping politics out of the FBI.

The statement came just months after text messages exchanged between disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok and his girlfriend, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, indicated that “[Obama] wants to know about everything” the agency was doing in regards to the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

It was also made in the midst of what we now know was extensive surveillance on the Trump campaign.

In an interview with MSNBC’s Al Sharpton, Obama claimed the bureau’s “investigators and prosecutors are independent of politics” and that “they’re not politicized.”

“They’re not used as a weapon to advantage either side in partisan arguments,” he misinformed. “And I want to make sure that we continue with that tradition and with that norm.”

He repeated that assertion at a press briefing where he told reporters with respect to the FBI, “we want our law enforcement investigators and our prosecutors to be free from politics, to be independent, to play it straight.”

This seems particularly important considering it has become very clear that Obama used the FBI to conduct warrantless investigations and spying into his political adversary.

Two Months Earlier …

Consider the words Obama says above, and then consider that in September of 2016 he was demanding to know everything about the FBI’s investigation of Clinton.

“Potus wants to know everything we’re doing,” Page wrote.

The exchange yielded questions about the integrity of the investigation into Clinton and appeared to implicate Obama himself as a player, possibly intimidating investigators.

… And Beyond

FBI officials carried on that mindset well beyond Obama’s term. They were politically motivated when they interjected Obama into the Clinton investigation, and they were politically motivated when they discussed ways to take down President Trump.

Memos written by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe showed that Rosenstein offered to wear a wire during meetings with Trump.

The bombshell report also claimed he had “discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.”

But yea, nothing politically motivated about that, eh Mr. Obama?

Attorney General Bill Barr has indicated he will investigate the nexus for the entire Russia collusion hoax, which included politically motivated spying on Trump’s campaign.

Barr told Fox News that America needs to know “exactly what happened” with counterintelligence (spying) activities conducted during the 2016 election as a means to stop Trump from winning the White House.

President Trump has demanded “long jail sentences” for Obama-era officials for their role in illegally spying on the campaign.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • Obumbo was the worst president ever and probably the most accomplished liar ever, he reminded me of Jim Jones the way he seemed to be able to mesmerize people as obama's followers were like sheep following him to slaughter. I am only glad he is not president now and that Trump is fixing a lot of the damage but still has a lot more to fix. Sheriff Joe was right on and had proof that obama was a fake from the word go, He is also the first president I have seen that will not stop trying to interfere with the new president. He needs to be given a one way ticket out of America and go back to his home country.

  • As usual, he is lying! Obama has never told Americans the truth about anything! C'mon now Barack...which hut were you born in in Kenya?

  • Hillary is the same......pathological liar.
    The things Obama said, which are mentioned in this article, are very strange. First of all it is understood that politics and the FBI are never to be mixed. It goes without saying this is how it's supposed to be.. So why was he denying it before it had ever been questioned? I have always believed voter fraud and corruption were the only reason he had a second term. He is rotten through and through. His birth certificate is a fake and no one knew him, or remembers him, from his fake college days. Justice can't come soon enough.

  • BULL PUCKEY. Obama "politicized" EVERY AGENCY of the Federal government and WEAPONIZED them to PERSECUTE and HOUND anybody who DARED disagree with him. And yes, that includes the FBI!

  • The DEMOCRATS LIED about everything, but never got ANY criticism from the Liberal Left !

  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio spent five years investigating Obama's birth certificate. He had several document experts analyze it and they came to the conclusion it is fake. The certificate that Obama released was a cut and paste job. Go to azcentral.com to find the story.

  • And many of sill want to see his education records along with the application for his Social Security card.

  • Very astute observation. All these crazies must be voted out of office, and we desperately need term limits.

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