Barack Obama 'planted land mines' for Donald Trump's presidency

WH portraits of the Obamas will not be unveiled until Trump leaves office because of their clashes

If Mr Trump wins a second term in November, Mr Obama may have to wait until 2025 to have his portrait revealed and displayed among every United States president before him.

He said: "As to President Obama and vice-president Biden, whatever their level of involvement, based on the information I have today, I don't expect Mr Durham's work will lead to a criminal investigation of either man".

Crossfire Hurricane, launched in July 2016, is the FBI's code name for its counterintelligence investigation into allegations of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to sway the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

The DOJ filed a motion to dismiss the case against Flynn on May 7, saying that the FBI had an insufficient basis to question Flynn and that his statements were not material to the FBI's broader counterintelligence investigation into allegations of ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, code named "Crossfire Hurricane".

"For people like me who really feel how he is the first African-American president, we don't really want him there".

"And we can not allow this process to be hijacked by efforts to drum up criminal investigations of either candidate".

On Tuesday, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) expanded their request to Grenell to encompass information surrounding all unmasking requests of the Trump campaign by Obama administration officials dating back as early as January 2016. The FBI probe eventually spearheaded former special counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into election interference, which Trump and his allies repeatedly slammed as a "witch hunt".

7 in 10 Democrats said Trump is most responsible, up from 49% who said the same in August.

Trump has also publicly pressured Graham several times to call former President Barack Obama to testify on the matter but so far the senator has refused, warning Trump to be careful what he wishes for.

However, this kind of civility may not occur between Trump and Obama.

But he nevertheless rejected going after Obama and Biden.

Trump's efforts may not amount to any real-world consequences as Attorney General William Barr has signalled that he would not be swayed by political pressure to investigate the president's opponents. "This is especially true for the upcoming elections in November".

Trump said he was "surprised" at Barr's comments, "because Obama knew everything that was happening".

He said: "Well, I think if it was me, they would do it. A lot of them aren't even pretending to be in charge", Obama said virtually to students from historically Black colleges and universities.



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