President Trump on Wednesday questioned Joe Biden’s honesty following stories that the presumptive Democratic nominee and different high Obama administration officers had been concerned within the effort to “unmask” ex-national safety adviser Michael Flynn.
“The unmasking is a massive factor. I simply acquired an inventory, who can imagine a factor like this. And I watched Biden yesterday on ‘Good Morning America’ being interviewed by one in every of your colleagues, George Stephanopoulos, and he mentioned he knew nothing about something,” the president mentioned at an unrelated occasion on the White Home
“He has no thought, he is aware of nothing about something. Nothing in any respect. After which it will get launched in the present day that he was an enormous unmasker. So how have you learnt nothing for those who’re one of many unmaskers.”
Trump known as Flynn “an amazing, nice gentleman,” however wouldn’t say if he was contemplating a pardon.
Biden and former FBI director James Comey are among the many high officers who tried to “unmask” Flynn’s id throughout the Russia probe, in keeping with a report by performing Director of Nationwide Intelligence Richard Grenell.
The bombshell letter, first reported by Fox Information on Wednesday afternoon, was despatched to GOP senators by Grenell as they search to analyze the origins of the FBI’s maligned probe into Russian interference within the 2016 election.
Intelligence chiefs John Brennan and James Clapper are additionally included on the listing of 23 named Obama-era officers who allegedly tried to disclose the id of Flynn throughout the presidential transition interval, as are Obama chief of workers Dennis McDonough and former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Energy.