Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded that investigators apologize for looking into Russian interference and possible collusion with his 2016 election campaign, accusing predecessor President Barack Obama of having "colluded or obstructed", but he did not provide evidence.

The Obama administration formally accused Russian Federation in October of a campaign of cyber attacks against Democratic Party organisations ahead of the November 8 election. "Did nothing about it. WHY?" Obama anxious that any response before the election could "provoke an escalation" from Russian President Vladimir Putin or "be perceived as political interference in an already volatile campaign", according to the Post. Those included proposed cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure, the release of CIA-gathered material that might embarrass Putin and economic sanctions, the newspaper reported.

"This situation was taken extremely seriously", the official added, defending Obama's decision to raise the issue directly with President Putin, direct a comprehensive intelligence review, shut down two Russian compounds, sanction nine Russian entities and individuals, and eject 35 Russian diplomats from the country. "But the damage was already done".

Trump's tweets Saturday were not his first this week in the vein of questioning the Obama's administration's response.

They couldn't do anything about embarrassing WikiLeaks revelations from hacked Clinton emails.

Officials in the Post article suggested Obama struggled to find a way to respond to Putin without being so aggressive that he would be perceived as trying to influence the election in Clinton's favor - a point Merkley echoed Friday. Jeff Merkley said Friday on CNN's "New Day".

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"Nothing like the extensive hacking effort and manipulation effort could occur without involvement", Sen.

According to a recent poll, 32 percent of USA residents also believe that the investigation of "Trump's connections with Russia" is aimed at diverting public attention from more important issues. "Now we actually know: Yes, Putin directed it".

The State Department wrote back to the lawmakers a month later, after Hillary Clinton's stinging loss to Donald Trump. Spicer also said Trump was concerned about election interference by "any actor".

"I have not sat down and talked to him about that specific thing", Spicer said.

The post Trump slams Obama, demands "apology" over Russian Federation probe appeared first on Vanguard News. They also told Obama that the administration should indict those responsible in USA courts. "I think it's very important to show no nexus has been proven between what Russian Federation or any other foreign government tried to do in the actual election result", Conway said. "If we weren't upset about it, we have no right to complain in the future".

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