Former President Barack Obama took a jab Tuesday at President Donald Trump, saying no one in his administration ever got indicted.
Obama was being interviewed by presidential historian John Meacham at Rice University in Texas when he made remarks regarding the Trump administration’s ongoing legal problems, according to the San Antonio Express-News.
“Not only did I not get indicted, nobody in my administration got indicted,” he said during the 25th anniversary gala of the Baker Institute for Public Policy, which was named after former Secretary of State James A. Baker III. “By the way, it was the only administration in modern history that that can be said about. In fact, nobody came close to being indicted, probably because the people who joined us were there for the right reasons,” Obama told Meacham.
On Monday, the office of special counsel Robert Mueller announced that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had violated his plea agreement by lying to the FBI. Mueller’s office is investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to eight criminal counts in relation to campaign finances, as well as pleading guilty to one count of lying to Congress, according to PEOPLE.
In October, Obama also made comments about presidential administration indictments during a campaign rally in Milwaukee ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. “They have gone to Washington and just plundered away. In Washington, they have racked up enough indictments to field a football team,” he said.
'Nobody in my administration got indicted' — President of shade, Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/JWB9CftoGj
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