Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants former President Barack Obama to quit running his mouth behind closed doors about President Donald Trump and his administration.
During a virtual interview with Laura Trump, McConnell took dead aim at Obama for criticizing President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response efforts.
Last week, a recording of a private conversation between Obama and former members of his administration leaked. The tape revealed Obama taking issue with how the Trump administration has responded to the pandemic.
Obama said the Trump administration’s efforts have been “anemic,” “spotty,” and an “absolute chaotic disaster.”
McConnell fired back, expressing his opinion that Obama should have kept his mouth shut on the issue.
“I think President Obama shoulda kept his mouth shut,” McConnell said. “We know he doesn’t like much this administration is doing, that’s understandable.”
McConnell called Obama’s comments “classless” and noted he had his “shot.”
“I think it’s a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you,” McConnell said.
He continued, “You had your shot, you were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bushes set up of not critiquing the president who comes after you is a good tradition.”
This is the second time in recent days where McConnell has absolutely torched Obama.
During a phone-in interview last Thursday on Fox News, McConnell was asked about newly released documents showing that the FBI had drawn up paperwork to close the case against Flynn, but fired agent Peter Strzok made a last-minute move to keep it open.
Strzok was fired for sending countless anti-Trump text messages to Lisa Page, a former FBI lawyer with whom he was having an affair. Strzok played a critical role in going after Flynn, the new documents reveal.
McConnell was not happy about this and slammed the FBI for how they handled Flynn.
“It’s been interesting to watch, and if all of this proves to be true, you will have, certainly, a major, major error on the part of top leadership at the FBI, which could well warrant additional charges against them,” McConnell said.
He added: “If true, this is very, very troubling — disturbing.”
Here’s more from The Federalist on the explosive new information:
Handwritten notes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that had been inappropriately withheld from Flynn’s defense team for years show that a key goal of the agents investigating Flynn was “to get him to lie so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”
In the handwritten FBI notes, the note-taker, whose identity was not made clear in the document production, wrote that an alternate goal is to “get [Flynn] to admit breaking the Logan Act,” a reference to a 1799 law restricting communications between private citizens and foreign governments.
The explosive new documents support Flynn’s latest claims that Obama-era Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI officials had conspired to set him up from the beginning and that they never had any legitimate basis for investigating him.
It certainly seems as if top brass at the FBI set up Flynn up and tried to ruin his life for no reason other than to take down Trump.