By Marina Troy
The latest scandal involving Donald Trump Jr. meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton might be the smoking gun that will take down the administration. However, some Republicans have found a way to blame former President Barack Obama.
Right-wing commentator Michael Savage blamed Obama’s administration for not cracking down on Russian spying.
“What was Obama doing?” said Savage on his show, “The Savage Nation.” “Why were so many of these Ruskies running around in this country and trying to entrap patriotic citizens. What was the FBI doing?”
President Donald Trump also blamed Obama for not cracking down on Russia’s attempts to interfere with the election. Trump claimed Obama did nothing, however, the former president seized Russian compounds and expelled several Russian spies, after he learned what Vladimir Putin was doing. Trump has agreed to return the property.
According to Media Matters, conspiracy theorist and Trump supporter Alex Jones claims Trump Jr. was doing counter-intelligence work when he met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with ties to Russian intelligence agencies.
“I was just watching during the break Democrat senators flipping out on CNN going, ‘This is incredibly serious, Donald Jr., Russians did influence the election.’ Because they met with one lady who wanted to talk about sanctions. They’re like, ‘No, we want to talk about Russian connections to Hillary’ — which are now confirmed. That’s Donald Jr. doing his job. So that he’s trying to find Russian spies,” said Jones on his show “InfoWars.”