The comments are the latest escalation in Trump's attempt to use the Flynn prosecution to hit at perceived enemies in the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as President Obama and presumed Democratic 2020 nominee Joe Biden.
"Obamagate. It's been going on for a long time", he claimed at the White House, without offering specifics or evidence. It is a disgrace what's happened'.
Trump unleashed "Obamagate" on the world during Sunday's 126-tweet barrage during which he referred to the moniker several times, describing it as the "biggest political crime in American history".
The president added: "People should be going to jail for this stuff and hopefully, a lot of people are going to have to pay".
But Graham, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced that the panel will start hearings in June on the FBI's investigation into alleged Russian election interference and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, reports Xinhua news agency.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., directly accused Biden of spying on the incoming Trump administration, floating an unfounded allegation that Biden directed the unmasking.
All of the officers listed on the memo had the authorization to make unmasking requests - which is a standard observe in intelligence work and numbers within the 1000's throughout administrations, together with greater than 10,000 by the Trump administration - and being listed on the memo doesn't essentially imply they did something improper. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, disclosed a list of names of Obama administration officials who they say may have received Flynn's identity from intelligence reports in 2016 and 2017.
The tweet come after declassified documents, few days ago, revealed a list of officials from Obama's administration that had requested Trump's national security adviser Flynn to be "unmasked" in intelligence reports regarding calls with the Russian ambassador in 2016.
The list included Joe Biden, who was Mr Obama's vice president, the FBI Director James Comey, and Samantha Power, the former USA ambassador to the United Nations.
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It's the first time Biden professed awareness of the probe into Flynn, who was hired by then-President elect Donald Trump . He added that "all you have to do is read the newspapers", before saying to Rucker: "Except yours".
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During the final segments of the MSNBC show Thursday night, Biden appeared split-screen alongside Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, one of the women he's believed to be considering for the vice presidency. Earlier this month, the Justice Department determined to drop the case in opposition to him. They said the attorney general was assaulting the rule of law and should resign.
"I hope if I'm president that Dr. Fauci will stay on in the administration", Biden said, offering a vote of confidence in the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as Trump has ratcheted up criticism of him.
"Every Deep State traitor deserves to be brought to justice for their heinous actions". "Any suggestion otherwise is flat-out a lie".
"Unmasking is common - literally hundreds of times a year across multiple administrations", said Michael Morell, who served as acting Central Intelligence Agency director under President Obama.
Biden's campaign called the release an attempt to distract from Trump's mishandling of the coronavirus crisis and a "gross politicization of the intelligence process".
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said Thursday his committee is opening a wide-ranging inquiry into the Russian Federation investigation, but rejected President Donald Trump's call to bring in former President Barack Obama to testify.
However, Mr. Nice Guy doesn't plan on playing ball.
Obama also said the response to the coronavirus pandemic had been "an absolute chaotic disaster".
He said: "I don't think now's the time for me to do that".
"Hope you had fun investigating me", Trump posted on Instagram.