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Trump Pick For National Intelligence Director Accused Obama Admin of Committing Crimes

Hours before he was officially announced as President Trump’s pick for Director of National Intelligence, Rep. John Ratcliffe publicly accused members of the Obama administration of breaking the law.

Democrats “accused Donald Trump of a crime, and then they try and reverse engineer a process to justify that accusation,” he told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.

Obama Admin Crimes?

Ratcliffe discussed his particularly scathing questioning of former special counsel Robert Mueller, claiming the Democrats have long denied President Trump a presumption of innocence.

He promptly accused the administration under Barack Obama of having committed crimes, though, unlike the Democrats, declined to harpoon the presumption of innocence by citing specifics.

“I’m not going to accuse any specific person of any specific crime, I just want there to be a fair process to get there,” Ratcliffe stated. “What I do know, as a former federal prosecutor, is that it does appear that there were crimes committed during the Obama administration.”

Shortly thereafter, President Trump announced Ratcliffe as his nomination to replace Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence.

 

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If nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Ratcliffe would become the sixth person to serve as Director of National Intelligence.

Where to Look

Ratcliffe discussed areas of the Russia investigation that Mueller claimed were not within his boundaries to look into. Despite seeking to identify collusion between Russia and an American campaign, the special counsel did not feel it relevant to analyze items such as the Steele dossier and the Hillary Clinton campaign’s role, James Comey’s leaks, Fusion GPS, or Bruce and Nellie Ohr.

The Trump nominee would like to see the Justice Department investigate.

“Now the things that Bob Mueller said he didn’t know about and his team clearly didn’t look at, those are things that would be fair for Bill Barr and the Department of Justice to look at,” Ratcliffe explained.

“We know that things happened in the Obama administration that haven’t been answered. There’s been no accountability for that yet.”

Ratcliffe also mentioned leaking of classified phone transcripts involving Michael Flynn.

“You talked earlier about Michael Flynn. His phone call with the Russian ambassador was a highly classified NSA intercept. Someone in the Obama administration leaked that call to the Washington Post. That’s a felony,” he said.

Ratcliffe Has Been Sounding the Alarm

Ratcliffe has, in the past, accused the Obama administration of giving the Justice Department stand down orders when it came to investigating Hillary.

He has also referenced the Obama administration’s use of FISA court warrants in their efforts to spy on members of the Trump campaign in 2016.

With this string of accusations, Ratcliffe has joined President Trump in saying it’s time to open up an “investigation of the investigators.”

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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  • Could it be that Killery, Obummer and O'Brennan conspired with Gitmo-freed Muslims to have Amb. Stevens Kidnapped? Brennan had Muslim contacts, Hillary refused Stevens' requests for more security, and Obama could be the one who issued the stand-down order. 4 people killed just because Obama needed to find a way to close GITMO before his 2nd term by making a trade to give up most or all detainees to get Stevens returned! Now this is what ya call TREASON!

  • The main crime by Barack was living in our white house when he was never and can never be eligible for the office of our president. He cannot be a "natural born citizen of the USA.. Because his father was never a citizen of the USA.. This is a crime against "The Law of Nations.. and Congress has the power to prosecute such crimes

  • First thing he needs to do... is something wrong.
    Should we start with the Lion of the Senate... the guy who drowned a girl.. Or the one who poisoned Monroe? Or the One who has business dealings with Tommy Cho and China and a LONG trail of money crimes?
    Or the one whose DAD was indeed a proponent of communism?
    The Ayers Underground went around BOMBING police stations, ya know while they were friends.

    Read Alinsky's books before you post.. then get a good timeline of events, and faces in the pictures during those events...

    The guy in picture above turned Epstein in to the PA police for sex crimes against kids.

    BJ Clinton went to the island WITH epstein.

    Why do you suppose it's NOT on Major Media?

    It's not conducive to the agenda the left has for you to follow...
    mme chancellor soros..

  • First thing he needs to do... is something wrong.
    Should we start with the Lion of the Senate... the guy who drowned a girl.. Or the one who poisoned Monroe? Or the One who has business dealings with Tommy Cho and China and a LONG trail of money crimes?
    Or the one whose DAD was indeed a proponent of communism?
    The Ayers Underground went around BOMBING police stations, ya know while they were friends.

    Read Alinsky's books before you post.. then get a good timeline of events, and faces in the pictures during those events...

    The guy in picture above turned Epstein in to the PA police for sex crimes against kids.

    BJ Clinton went to the island WITH epstein.

    Why do you suppose it's NOT on Major Media?

    It's not conducive to the agenda the left has for you to follow...
    mme chancellor soros..

  • The dumb stupid government of Mexico should be brought before the Hague and charger with murdering our Border Patrol !

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