“The Congress is about to have to call Barack Obama in to testify under oath about when he knew about Russia meddling,” Mr. Gingrich said on “Fox and Friends.” “Absolutely, he’s got to come in and testify.”
“How can you be told the president of the U.S. knew last August the Russians were, in fact, involved in this and not ask him and ask him under oath? I mean, how can you be so irresponsible?” Mr. Gingrich said. “The House and Senate are going to have to call Obama in and say, ‘Who told you?’ ‘When did you have the meetings?’ ‘Who advised you?’ ‘Why did you not decide to do anything?’”
On Monday, Mr. Trump tweeted that Mr. Obama “colluded” with Russia or “obstructed” a federal investigation into Moscow’s alleged hacking of the U.S. election. Mr. Obama and his advisers learned of the Russian meddling last August but didn’t reveal it publicly until October.
Former Obama advisers rejected Mr. Trump’s accusations, saying Mr. Obama didn’t want his administration to interfere with the election and that he eventually took steps to punish Russia after Election Day.