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‘He should have finished something about it’: Trump tries to lay Russia’s election-meddling at Obama’s feet

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President Donald Trump sought to lay censure for Russia’s
division in the 2016 US election on former President Barack
Obama during a Fox News speak Friday.

“Well we just listened currently for the first time that Obama knew about
Russia a prolonged time before the election, and he did zero about
it. But nobody wants to speak about that,” Trump pronounced on Fox News’
“Fox and Friends” in an speak set to air this weekend.

Trump’s remarks followed a bombshell Washington Post report that

suggested sum about the Obama administration’s response to
personal comprehension showing Russia launched cyberattacks to
criticise the approved routine and pitch the election toward
Trump while deleterious Hillary Clinton’s candidacy.

Trump continued:

“The CIA gave him information on Russia a prolonged time before they
even — before the election. And we frequency see it. It’s an amazing
thing. To me — in other words, the doubt is, if he had the
information, because didn’t he do something about it? He should have
finished something about it.”

A comparison Obama administration official
pronounced that his group “sort of choked” when responding to
reports that Russian-linked hackers had tried to change to the
Nov 2016 election. Other administration officials defended
their efforts to The Post.

The FBI and several congressional committees are low into
multipronged investigations of Russia’s US-election interference,
which are believed to embody an FBI exploration of
Trump’s probable deterrent of probity in the matter in the
arise of his banishment of former FBI Director James Comey.

Trump and officials tied to his campaign have regularly denied
any wrongdoing. The FBI’s investigation, led by special counsel
Robert Mueller, is underway and, to date, no grave accusations
have been intended against Trump or his team.

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