Trump calls for release of texts of Obama chief of staff related to 2016 election

Trump has long alleged that Obama administration officials sought to undermine the results of the 2016 election.

Updated: April 29, 2022 - 3:29pm

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Former President Trump on Friday called for the release of all text messages to and from President Barack Obama's second-term chief of staff during what he calls that administration's "attempt to overturn the 2016 Presidential Election."

Trump has for years publicly made the case that individuals within the administration sought to undermine the results of the 2016 presidential election during the transition period and into his time at the White House.

The former president made the request in a fundraising letter and did not provide any information about what medium or venue he would like to see the emails released.

"They spied on my campaign, they spied on my transition team, and they even spied on the White House while I was in the Oval Office," Trump, who has disputed the results of his failed 2020 reelection bid, wrote Friday.

"They did everything they could to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power, and stop the 'Will of the People' with their Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, Mueller Scam, and more. I wonder what the texts would reveal?"

For the duration of Obama's second term, Denis McDonough served as White House chief of staff.

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