During an interview on “Fox and Friends,” president Donald Trump claimed that former president Barack Obama is behind the intelligence community leaks and the tide of protests spreading nationwide.
Trump told Fox’s Brian Kilmeade he believes Obama is behind the protests at the town halls of Republican House and Senate members in recent days, as well as the White House leaks to the press.
“Well, you never know exactly what’s happening behind the scenes,” Trump said. “But I think President Obama’s behind it, because his people are certainly behind it. And some of the leaks possibly come from that group.”
Some of the leaks, he added, are “very serious” because they endanger national security, Trump said, but added, “I also understand that’s politics. And in terms of him being behind things, that’s politics, and it will probably continue,” he said in a preview of the interview scheduled to air in full on Tuesday morning,
Trump has previously denounced leaks that led to the resignation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and said “the real story is the leaks were against the law.”
Watch the clip below via CNN: