Obama Claims Trump Indictment Proof of the Rule of Law – President Barack Obama is doing a lot of media these days and is on a ‘comeback’ campaign of sorts.
His big message: Obama claimed that democracy is on the edge due to Donald Trump.
“I do believe that democracy will win if we fight for it,” Obama said a few months back. “Our existing democratic institutions are creaky, and we’re going to have to reform them.”
He told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that Trump’s indictment for the alleged illegal retention of highly classified documents stands as evidence that the rule of law still exists.
“It’s less than ideal,” he said. “But the fact that we have a former president who is having to answer to charges brought by prosecutors does uphold the basic notion that nobody’s above the law and the allegations will now be sorted out through a court process.”
Obama claimed that his administration observed the rules of democracy.
“Having been president of the United States, you need a president who takes the oath of office seriously,” Obama said. “You need a president who believes not just in the letter but in the spirit of democracy.”
Reminder: Barack Obama Was a Terrible President for a Simple Reason
Such comments can be seen as ironic in the light of the fact he stood passive as the FBI and Hillary Clinton’s campaign and their false narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election.
The Durham Report noted that Obama was briefed by FBI Director James Comey and CIA Director John Brennan about what many experts consider executed plans to spy on Trump’s campaign for president. The report also noted the whole FBI Crossfire Hurricane investigation was rooted in fabricated evidence.
As president, Obama could have brought what many experts consider efforts to subvert Trump’s campaign by the FBI and the Intelligence Community to a screeching halt. He instead opted not to and let the plot continue.
“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED],” Brennan’s notes read. “CITE [summarizing] alleged approved by Hillary Clinton a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service.”
This set the stage for years of investigations and what many consider baseless allegations against Trump and his administration that tied up the president’s attention.
Obama Claims Racial Progress
Obama told Amanpour the nation has made real progress on racial issues since he became president in 2009.
“So, it is something that America has had to grapple with for centuries. I think we have made real progress. And, you know, although I was always skeptical that my election somehow signified a post-racial America if you look at any speech I gave throughout my presidency, I was always someone who reminded the country of the progress that was possible. That was my brand, right? That’s part of the hope and change thing,” Obama said.
Gallup surveys show that race relations deteriorated significantly during his tenure as president. When Obama became president in 2009 61% of blacks and 70% of whites thought that race relations were good. When he left office in 2017, less than half of all blacks thought race relations were good and 55% of whites thought the same.
Barack Obama has chosen to be a voice in the background for the Democratic Party. Biden’s administration remains a continuation of the Obama administration due to the fact Obama’s people are firmly in charge.
It remains to be seen if Barack Obama will play a more overt role going into 2024.
John Rossomando was a senior analyst for Defense Policy and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.