In an interview that aired Tuesday on Birmingham, AL’s Talk 99.5, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), a GOP candidate for Alabama’s U.S. Senate in 2020 that is currently occupied by Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL), reacted to the letter to Congress released by Attorney General William Barr regarding the report by Department of Justice’s special counsel Robert Mueller.
According to Barr’s letter, the probe found no evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and the Russian government.
Byrne argued the real question had to do with President Barack Obama and what he knew about an investigation that began before President Donald Trump was elected.
“The investigation, remember – it didn’t start with Robert Mueller. It started in the summer of 2016 with this dossier,” Byrne said. “And I have a question – what did the president know and when did he know it? Not President Trump, President Obama. What did Obama know and when did he know it in 2016, and what role did he and his administration play in starting this whole crazy thing? Because this whole crazy thing got started rolling way before President Trump came into office. And now I think the American people have a right to know, and I think Senator Graham is going to be looking into this over there in the Senate – how did we get into this fiasco to begin with?”
The Alabama Republican also criticized the national news media for its role in the “fiasco.”
“And I do think the national news media needs to have some very serious introspection here,” he continued. “I mean, they went so far off the rails that even some of their own members are saying, ‘Hey, we made a big mistake here.’ Well, duh – they made a big mistake here. They tried to make something out of this that just wasn’t there.”
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