President Trump demanded that Congressional committees stop investigating him and instead probe former President Obama’s deal with Netflix.
"House Judiciary has given up on the Mueller Report, sadly for them after two years and $40,000,000 spent - ZERO COLLUSION, ZERO OBSTRUCTION," Trump tweeted. "So they say, OK, lets look at everything else, and all of the deals that 'Trump' has done over his lifetime. But it doesn’t work that way.”
“I have a better idea,” he wrote. “Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the 'Congressional Slush Fund,' and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!"
Trump doubles down:
A few hours later, Trump continued to rage about the Mueller report and again referred to Obama’s Netflix deal.
"They failed on the Mueller Report, they failed on Robert Mueller’s testimony, they failed on everything else, so now the Democrats are trying to build a case that I enrich myself by being President. Good idea, except I will, and have always expected to, lose BILLIONS of DOLLARS for the privilege of being your President - and doing the best job that has been done in many decades," he wrote. "I am far beyond somebody paying for a hotel room for the evening, or filling up a gas tank at an airport I do not own. These Radical Left Democrats are CRAZY! Obama Netflix?"
There is nothing illegal about book and Netflix deals:
Like every president before him, Obama and his wife Michelle returned to private life after leaving office and got right to work on cashing in, which is perfectly legal.
In April, the Obamas launched the production company Higher Ground and partnered with Netflix to produce scripted and unscripted series and features.
Shortly after leaving office, the Obamas both landed lucrative book deals. Michelle Obama has already received a $65 million book advance.