Mike Huckabee: We Must Investigate ‘Attempted Coup d’État’ Against Trump
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee dialed up the rhetoric surrounding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Fox News Monday morning. Speaking on Fox & Friends, Huckabee practically demanded investigations into the investigations.
Huckabee was asked what he thought of Democrats’ response to Attorney General William Barr’s letter, which did not exonerate the President.
“I honestly thought they would have the good sense to just shut their pie holes after this came out but they didn’t,” Huckabee said. “And here’s the thing we need to remember, there’s three things I think have to be put in context. Number one, there was a conspiracy, apparently, a cover-up and attempted coup d’état. But it was not by anyone in the Trump campaign. It was by people inside the government who tried to upend this President and overturn the election.”
“That’s serious. It absolutely demands an investigation and charges if they find evidence. Second thing. For all this time we were told Donald Trump didn’t even want to be president. That he didn’t really run because he thought he would win or wanted to win. He didn’t want to win. He just wanted to increase – now let me ask you something, if he didn’t want to win, why would he have conspired with the Russians to begin with?
“He would do everything he could do to make sure he didn’t win. Now they’re saying he colluded with Russians so he could win, but he didn’t really want to win,” Huckabee said. “You can’t have it both ways, Democrats and media. And the third thing I think is important: Who was in charge of the government when all these things happened? Who was running the government prior to the election?”
“It was not Donald Trump,” he said. “It was not Corey Lewandowski, it was not Paul Manafort. It was none of these people. It was Barack Obama, Susan Rice. It was James Clapper, John Brennan. It was Jim Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr – they were the ones in government. Donald Trump had zero power.”
“Why aren’t we hearing the fact that when everything happened, the supposed Russia collusion, these were the people who were supposed to be protecting America and they were asleep at the switch? And if it happened it happened because they let it happen and they weren’t competent enough to stop it.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.