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Trump claims in tweet that Obama ‘colluded’ with Russia

Trump has regularly derided those investigations as a “witch hunt” and has more recently sought to turn the tables by accusing former President Barack Obama of failing to address Russia’s efforts to impact the electoral process.However, according to the Post’s reporting, the administration was wary of appearing as though they were interfering in the election in order to favor Hillary Clinton; Trump at that point spoke frequently of a “rigged” election. I hope they do. “This is why the Trump administration has been saying, let’s get a special counsel, let’s actually really investigate what’s happening here”. “I know you thought Hillary would win, but how could you not reveal important information about Russian Federation hacking?”.If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. That gives me a problem.’And I hardly see it.”He was joking at the time. The American people needed to know”, he said.Administration officials did not act more forcefully against Russian Federation in the days leading up to the November 8 election because they believed that their warnings had been sufficient to compel the country to abandon any plans of further aggression, and because they were concerned that any action could be perceived as political interference in an already heated campaign, according to the Post.”Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action?”If Trump actually read the long and detailed article in any depth, he would know the answer to that question.He continued his tirade against Obama and added, “The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling”.On Friday, a Washington Post story stated that the Central Intelligence Agency notified Obama that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in “a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the US presidential race”. The briefing included classified details of Russian efforts to harm the Clinton campaign and bolster Mr. Trump.Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker Paul Ryan, said: “Putin should stay out of this election”.Trump has also accused Obama of tapping his phones during the campaign, without giving evidence.”This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent”, said Jake Sullivan, a top Clinton policy adviser, soon after Trump’s comments.