Donald Trump eager for big meeting with Vladimir Putin; some advisers wary

President Donald Trump said Monday morning that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, “colluded or obstructed” in regards to Russian interference in the USA election.President Trump believes Russian Federation “probably” was behind election-related hacking previous year but thinks other nations were possibly involved as well, his top spokesman said Monday.In his tweetstorm Monday, Trump said Obama expected Hillary Clinton “would win” and Obama “didn’t want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke, ‘ he colluded or obstructed and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good”.But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow, in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the United States elections.”So the question is, if they didn’t take any action, does that make them complicit?”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”. He added, ” I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press”.But now Trump seems to be finally acknowledging that Russian Federation did play a role in the election.So was Trump joking, as his spokesman now claims-and, as Politico reported, a few surrogates claimed at the time?Mr. Trump also blasted the Obama administration and asked why the Democratic president failed to impose sanctions prior to the election.In his latest press briefing, White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed that Donald Trump was “joking” when he urged Russian Federation to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails.”I think that was a mistake [by the Obama administration], but I have to contest what President Trump was also saying, because for Donald Trump, who openly egged on the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton emails and celebrated every release of these stolen documents to criticize Obama now, is a bit like someone knowingly receiving stolen property blaming the police for not stopping the theft”, he said.”This situation was taken extremely seriously, as is evident by president Obama raising this issue directly with president Putin”, the official said.Doubling down in a Twitter storm Monday morning, he charged that Obama had “colluded and obstructed” by failing to act after the Central Intelligence Agency informed him President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton last November.Trump said at the time, “I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing”.A former Obama White House official called the Trump administration’s attacks “a transparent effort to distract from the awful impact of their ACA repeal bill”. With that being said, I’ll go along with Russian Federation.