Representative Andy Biggs accuses former President Obama of attempting to stage a “ coup ” against his successor, saying the previous government has conspired to undermine then-President Trump while investigating national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Biggs made the allegation during a Fox News performance with Representative Jim Jordan, who alleged that during several weeks in January 2017, Obama officials took steps during their investigation into Flynn that amount to a conspiracy against the incoming government.
“Those three weeks in January tell us everything, and the President is right,” Jordan said of the timeline he sketched. “If it could happen to him, imagine what they could do to you, Andy, me and, more importantly, every American citizen. That’s why this is so wrong. “
When asked if he agreed with Jordan’s conclusion that Obama was personally responsible for a coordinated attempt to curb Trump, Biggs said the efforts came from the highest levels of government.
“Well, I think all the evidence – Jim gave you a great timeline – but all the evidence points to it coming down from the top of President Obama,” said Biggs, who heads the House Freedom Caucus.
“This was really a conspiracy to do something that we have not seen in American history, and that it was to carry out a coup d’état,” said the Arizona Republican. “That’s really what this was. I mean, you can’t go into it more succinctly than that. This was an attempt to undermine the election of the people. That’s a coup. And they misused their power, misused the process, and they were – yes, they used the media. “
The case against the former national security adviser stemmed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia. Flynn, a retired three-star general, was fired by President Trump after revealing that he made contradictory statements to Vice President Mike Pence about whether he had discussed sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He later pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador later in 2017, but withdrew his allegation of guilt earlier this year. His hearing in February was canceled.
The Justice Department made the controversial decision to withdraw the case against Flynn last week.