A crowd a President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump Slams Nevada Governor At Rally, Targets Mail Order Voting Former NFL Coach Mike Holmgren Criticizes Trump’s Pandemic Response, Claims Biden Watch Live: Trump Gathers Supporters In Nevada MORESunday night’s rally shouted “lock him up” after the president accused his predecessor, former President Obama, of being caught “spying”
During the event in Henderson, Nevada, Trump told attendees that the former president “was caught spying on my campaign,” referring to longstanding allegations by him and his allies that the contact investigation of the Trump campaign with Russia in 2016 was orchestrated by the Obama administration in an attempt to scuttle his candidacy, a claim for which there is no evidence.
In response, many attendees began chanting “lock it up!”, A riff on the “lock it up” singing that the president encouraged during his run against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton Former NFL coach Mike Holmgren criticizes Trump pandemic response, launches support for Biden Sanders pushes Biden to focus more on wages, health care biden leader in multiple states Trump has tried to overturn: poll OTHER (D), during which he alleged that his opponent had committed crimes by running a private email server as secretary of state.
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The president has stepped up his rhetoric against Obama in recent months, accusing the former president in June of committing “treason” while touting upcoming findings of the Justice Department investigation into the origins of the Trump campaign investigation.
“Treason. Treason. It’s betrayal,” Trump told CBN News in June.
“They spied on my campaign,” the president added at the time. “It turned out I was right. Now let’s see what happens to them. “
His repeated unsubstantiated claims come when the Justice Department Inspector General had already told the Senate late last year that neither the former president nor the former vice president Joe BidenJoe Biden Trump Attacks Nevada Governor At Rally, Targets Postal Voting Former NFL Coach Mike Holmgren Criticizes Trump’s Pandemic Response, Claims Biden Trump Leans On Foreign Policy Amid Internal Disapproval MORE (D) were involved in the decision to initiate the investigation.
“We certainly haven’t seen any evidence of this in the FBI or department archives,” he told the Senate Judiciary Committee in December.