In an interview with 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace, syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh said the "primary" objective of the Mueller probe is to protect Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama from prosecution for their effort to "destroy Trump."
"It hasn't changed from the get-go," Limbaugh said. "It is about protecting Hillary and Obama."
"Obama is the primary person being protected here," he explained. "Because all of this spying and all of his collusion to destroy Trump happened with his knowledge and probably encouragement. And the reason Hillary isn't charged is because that would mean Obama would have to be exposed as participating in the scheme too."
WALLACE: Let me pick up on that because you say that the real scandal here is the effort by the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration to try to sabotage candidate Trump and now President Trump.
LIMBAUGH: Oh, there's no question about it. And if you look at this indictment -- and I've had people say, does this mean that Hillary could be indicted -- or Fusion GPS? No, because this indictment doesn't charge anybody with -- with collusion. It says they've defrauded the United States with mail fraud and wire fraud and -- you can't get the Fusion GPS or Steele people. The real collusion.
And there's no question about this. This is a paid political opposition research document that was made to look like legitimate intelligence. It perhaps was used to defraud the FISA court. The real collusion --
WALLACE: You're talking about the dossier -- the Steele dossier her?
LIMBAUGH: Steele dossier. And -- and pretty much everything that they've used. I mean in every story -- I -- I was on this program one year ago, one year ago, and I told you that this whole thing that Trump colluded with the Russians was bogus, that there was never going to be any evidence for it and did not happen. Every news story about it since then has included that, just like this indictment right here. No allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant, nor is there any allegation the scheme affected the outcome of the election.
WALLACE: But -- but what --
WALLACE: But, Rush, let me ask you, I mean --
LIMBAUGH: There isn't --
WALLACE: The president's --
LIMBAUGH: There isn't going to be.
WALLACE: The president's top foreign policy advisor in the campaign, in the first couple of weeks of his White House, General Michael Flynn, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. So has another campaign advisor, George Papadopoulos.
Aren't you at least curious to find out what they have to say?
LIMBAUGH: Well, in the Flynn -- I'm glad you bring that up. In the Flynn episode, we have learned sense that the people that conducted the interview with Flynn, Peter Strzok, did not believe he lied. A number of other people in the FBI did not believe Flynn lied. And yet Flynn's under indictment, cops a plea for lying.
WALLACE: So why --
LIMBAUGH: Was Flynn told --
WALLACE: So, wait a minute, why do you think he pleaded guilty? I mean it was an indictment. He pleaded guilty.
LIMBAUGH: Maybe he wasn't told -- well, because they had run him dry. His family was being destroyed. His -- his financial net worth was destroyed. He was being broken. He had to -- he had to stop the bleeding.
The question was, what was Flynn told by the FBI, by James Comey? Was Flynn told by the special counsel -- by the way, the FBI does not believe he lied in their interview, in your interview with them. That seems to me to be crucial. And the new judge in this case I think is going to take that up.
So I -- I -- I think this is all politics and it's -- Chris, it hasn't changed from -- from the get-go. It is about protecting Hillary and Obama. Obama is the primary person being protected here because all of this spying and all of his collusion to destroy Trump happened with his knowledge and probably encouragement.
WALLACE: All right.
LIMBAUGH: And the reason Hillary isn't charged is because that would mean Obama would have to be exposed as participating in the scheme too.