“President Obama weaponized the highest levels of our government to spy on President Trump,” Jackson tweeted. “Every Deep State traitor deserves to be brought to justice for their heinous actions.”
President Obama weaponized the highest levels of our government to spy on President Trump. Every Deep State traitor deserves to be brought to justice for their heinous actions.https://t.co/Lq8kSPb0Xb
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJackson4TX) May 12, 2020
The president was later asked to elaborate about his tweets by a Washington Post reporter, though Trump sidestepped the question.
“You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody,” Trump replied. “All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours.”
On Wednesday, acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell released a list of the names of former Obama administration officials who asked for documents that led to the identity of former national security adviser Michael Flynn being “unmasked” between the 2016 election and Trump’s inauguration.
Obama fired Flynn as the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 and cautioned the Trump administration against hiring him as national security adviser.
Recently, the Department of Justice dropped a case against Flynn where he was changed with lying to the FBI about calls he had with a Russian official following the 2016 election. Flynn originally pleaded guilty to lying about the calls.
The retired admiral will square off against fellow Republican candidate Josh Winegarner in a runoff election to determine to GOP nominee for the seat on July 14. In the initial March 3 Republican primary, Winegarner received 38.8 percent of the vote, with Jackson winning 19.9 percent. Trump endorsed Jackson prior to the March election.