Trump Blames Obama For Not Doing Enough About Russia Meddling

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Since the unexpected election of Donald Trump as president, questions about Russia's role in the election have emerged.

President Donald Trump followed up his seemingly innocuous tweet about Presidents Day by openly questioning former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The indictment is part of the U.S special counsel, Robert Mueller's current investigation into possible election interference by the Russian government.

Then he brought up the 'Internet Research Agency, ' the notorious Russian troll farm prosecutors say were behind the meddling, with a budget of more than $1 million per month.

Speaking at a security conference in Munich Saturday, National Security Advisor HR McMaster called the evidence of Russian interference in U.S. democratic processes "incontrovertible". The indictment suggests that Russian company known as Internet research Agency was waging information warfare against the USA and was putting efforts to create discord in the political system of the United States by the use of false American identities and the different platforms in social media and other media that is based in the World Wide Web.

Rob Goldman, Facebook's VP of Ad Product, fired off two important tweets, "Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 USA election".

"The President Obama quote just before election".

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Shah also faced questions regarding the Rob Porter scandal and Mueller's charges against a lawyer who lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his relationship with former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates.

In addition, Donald Trump retweeted another Goldman's post that mentioned that Russian meddling was not to "sway" the election by any mean.

The sweeping indictment describes in detail an unprecedented, years-long effort by Russian Federation to interfere with the United States political system and the 2016 presidential election, affirming the longstanding conclusions of the U.S. intelligence community. Friday's indictment established that Mueller gathered substantial evidence establishing a Russian scheme to influence our election.

Obama has expressed that it was hard to decide what to tell the public about the Russian election meddling before the 2016 election because he didn't want it to look like he was trying to influence it.

Right before the election - when most of the country, including Trump and his team, thought he would lose - Trump was trying to tweet a pre-emptive excuse, saying the media and the Clinton campaign were the ones rigging the elections. In October 2016, after the intelligence community stated that Russian Federation had penetrated the Democratic National Committee's computers, Trump suggested the DNC had hacked itself and released its own emails.



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