Former President Barack Obama came out of retirement Friday afternoon to slam President Trump, take credit for the Trump economy, berate Republicans, lecture the country on civility and more.
In addition, he did his best to talk about rebuilding the Democrat Party he destroyed. During his presidency, the Party lost more than 1,000 seats from the local to the federal level.
He also claimed he's pro-free speech, despite his Justice Department spying on reporters and their executives. This included taking their phone records and naming at least on Fox News reporter as a criminal conspirator, which required Attorney General Eric Holder's DOJ to lie to a federal judge.
From the New York Times:
The Obama administration, which has a chilling zeal for investigating leaks and prosecuting leakers, has failed to offer a credible justification for secretly combing through the phone records of reporters and editors at The Associated Press in what looks like a fishing expedition for sources and an effort to frighten off whistle-blowers.
On Friday, Justice Department officials revealed that they had been going through The A.P.’s records for months. The dragnet covered work, home and cellphone records used by almost 100 people at one of the oldest and most reputable news organizations. James Cole, a deputy attorney general, offered no further explanation on Tuesday, saying only that it was part of a “criminal investigation involving highly classified material” from early 2012.
Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said he could not comment on the details of the phone records seizure, which he said was an open investigation — although he was happy to comment on the open investigation into the tax audits of conservative groups, which he said might have been criminal and were “certainly outrageous and unacceptable.”
I'll leave you with this.
BAHAHAHAHAHA https://t.co/ZERvHCheyJ— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 7, 2018