'Obamagate' Is A Confusing Conspiracy For Many

Michael Flynn at Trump campaign rally
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William Anderson
May 22, 2020

During a pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of Americans and counting - and Black people at three times the rate of whites - President Trump is trying to keep everyone distracted. Instead of focusing on the crisis, he’s busy yelling about what he’s calling “Obamagate.”

Obamagate is a conspiracy that the Obama Administration illegally worked to sabotage the incoming Trump Administration. The actual argument, though, is shaky and confusing to many trying to follow his claims.

Donald Trump is saying that “the greatest political crime” in U.S. history was the Obama Administration's pursuit of Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser. 

Flynn pled guilty, twice, to lying to the FBI about Russian contact, and claims that this was improper have already been debunked. But that’s not the worst part.

The Trump Administration’s Department of Justice just dropped the case against Flynn like it has with Trump’s other allies, despite his guilt. 

Now, Obamagate is Trump’s latest distraction and attempt to go after the former Black president who he has always despised. The timing of this is concerning.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is raging while Trump’s conspiracy distracts from mass deaths. Obamagate is a non-story, a fake distraction. The real conspiracy is Black deaths being normalized and buried.

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