Barack Obama was thrust into the national spotlight again Wednesday, with recently revealed texts showing the former President demanded to “know everything” about Hillary Clinton’s email probe; despite pledging to the American people to not interfere with the ongoing investigation back in 2016.
Just hours after Congress released even more anti-Trump text messages between agent Peter Strzok and DOJ attorney Lisa Page, users on social media were quick to point out Obama’s blatant hypocrisy, telling Fox News in April 2016 that he “guaranteed” Clinton would “not be in any way protected.”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 7, 2018
“Can you guarantee to the American people, can you direct the Justice Department to say, ‘Hillary Clinton will be treated — as the evidence goes, she will not be in any way protected,” said Fox News’ Chris Wallace.
“I can guarantee that. And I can guarantee that, not because I give Attorney General Lynch a directive, that is institutionally how we have always operated,” pledged Obama.
“I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations. I do not talk to FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line, and always have maintained it, previous president,” he added.