“The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russian Federation after being notified by the Central Intelligence Agency of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win, and did not want to “rock the boat”. President Donald Trump unleashed a series of tweets Monday, June 26, 2017, in which he tried to place the blame for Russian meddling in USA politics on and deflect charges of obstruction and collusion onto former President Barack Obama. With 4 months looking at Russian Federation. under a magnifying glass, they have zero “tapes” of T people colluding.
Spicer said Monday that it was not hypocritical for Trump to accuse Obama of collusion or obstruction after he personally called for Clinton’s emails to be released. “This situation was taken extremely seriously, as is evident by President Obama raising this issue directly with President Putin”, the official said.
Trump holds his first solo press conference as president.
Spicer said Trump has been consistent in his position since January: “He believes that Russian Federation probably was involved, potentially”.
Of course, the administration is split between people who think meeting with Putin in the middle of investigations into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 election is a bad idea and people who think it’s a good idea. “This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue”. The Washington Post’s recent publication of a behind- the-scenes account of Obama’s reportedly hesitant response to the Russian threat has triggered a stream of angry tweets and televised attacks from Trump on his predecessor.
Johnson specifically cited Trump’s repeated claims on the campaign trail that the system was “rigged” against him.
After Trump’s shock victory in November, some Obama administration officials expressed regret at the lack of tougher action. “Focus on them, not T!”
“I will tell you this”.
Meanwhile, Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, revealed through his attorney that he has turned to a prominent defense lawyer, Abbe Lowell, to represent him in Russia-related investigations.
His tweets appear to acknowledge the Russians tried to meddle in the election. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press”.
Another former Obama White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Mr. Trump’s attacks on Mr. Obama were “a transparent effort to distract from the bad impact of their [Obamacare] repeal bill”. When Trump faced scrutiny over his vulgar comments in a 2005 video, he sought to revive allegations of sexual impropriety against former President Bill Clinton.