July 14, 2018 11:28 am
Updated: July 14, 2018 8:45 pm

Donald Trump on Twitter asks why Barack Obama did not act on claims of Russian election meddling

WATCH ABOVE: The U.S. president says it's Barack Obama's fault that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. That very topic will hover over Trump's much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. But as Jennifer Johnson reports, Democrats want that summit cancelled.


U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday questioned why Barack Obama‘s administration did not act on allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.

On Friday a federal grand jury said Russia’s military intelligence agency officers covertly monitored computers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data.

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WATCH: A day after 12 Russian officers were indicted for hacking of the DNC, U.S. President Donald Trump questioned on Saturday why former president Barack Obama’s administration did not act on allegations of Russian meddling. 

“The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administrations,” Trump said on Twitter.

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“Why didn’t they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?”

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.”…Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t the FBI take possession of it? Deep State?” Trump asked.

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