Obama not under investigation for treason (AP)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A story claiming an FBI official has announced he's investigating former President Barack Obama and other Democrats for treason is not true. The false story also incorrectly identified the official as "the U.S. District Attorney."
The site conservativefighters said that Dana Boente, general counsel to the FBI, will pursue treason charges against Obama "and any liberals or Democrats working to undermine the president." Boente never made such an announcement and he is wrongly identified in the story as the U.S. District Attorney.
The story also errs in claiming that Obama demoted Boente at some unspecified time during his presidency, removing him from a Justice Department position that was second in line behind the attorney general, and that Trump reversed that action.