President Donald Trump said his presumptive 2020 election opponent Joe Biden was not only caught in a misstatement on Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, but the former vice president "knew everything about" Flynn's unmasking.
In fact, Biden's name was the last of several Obama officials who were involved in unmasking Flynn's name in the final days before Trump took office in January 2017.
"The unmasking is a massive thing," Trump told reporters Wednesday.
"He said he knows nothing about anything," Trump added about Biden, who – Trump told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo in an interview to air Thursday morning – "knew everything about it."
"This was all Obama; this was all Biden," Trump said in clips aired early Wednesday night on Fox News. "These people were corrupt. The whole thing was corrupt. And we caught them."
Biden and former FBI Director James Comey are among the Obama administration officials who sought to "unmask" Flynn's appearance in a FISA-tapped phone call with a Russian ambassador during the course of the 2016 presidential transition.
The revelation was contained in a document delivered from acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell to the Justice Department and sent to Republican senators by Grenell.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Wednesday distributed the list of Obama officials involved in the unmasking of Flynn.
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