Earlier in the day, Trump wrote on Twitter that Obama “colluded or obstructed” justice during the 2016 USA presidential election by doing nothing when the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) told him about hackers meddling in the election because he allegedly “expected Clinton would win, and did not want to “rock the boat”.
US President Donald Trump today demanded an apology over the Russian Federation investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by Moscow.
No specific decisions have been made yet concerning the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump due in Hamburg, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
The story quotes an unnamed, high-ranking former official admitting that Barack Obama and his team “choked” on the issue, failing to act with strength when needed.
Sean Spicer insists then-candidate Donald Trump was just “joking” past year during the race for the White House when he stood before cameras at a press conference and publicly asked Russian Federation to hack his Democratic opponent’s emails.
“He continued: “…under a magnifying glass, they have zero “tapes” of T people colluding.
In that sense, perhaps one could make a speculative case for deliberate inaction, but that’s hardly “collusion“, or even “obstruction”.
“I think there’s a lot of questions about who did what, where, and when”, he added.
What will President Donald Trump do about Russian Federation meddling in our elections? At the time, Trump was claiming publicly that the election was rigged against him.
FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.
He said something similar to Fox News in an interview aired Sunday.
Mr Trump also appears to be under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. All 17 US intelligence agencies have agreed Russian Federation was behind last year’s hack of Democratic email systems and tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Trump.
“It’s an fantastic thing”.
Trump’s sudden questioning of Obama’s handling of the meddling allegations in the wake of the aforementioned investigations is rather incongruous, considering Trump has thus far vehemently denied all allegations against himself and his administration as being an unfounded “hoax” by the Democratic party to discredit him.
“The statement that he [Trump] made in January is consistent with what he said earlier today, that Russian Federation probably was involved and potentially some other countries as well”.
In September 2016, FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Judiciary Committee that the FBI was investigating Russian hackers attempting to disrupt the 2016 election and that federal investigators had detected hacked-related activities in state voter-registration databases, which independent assessments determined were soft targets for hackers.
The Post article quoted a former senior Obama administration official involved in the White House deliberations on Russian Federation as saying, “It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend”.