Trump Slams Obama for Not Stopping Russia From Meddling With Election

President also tweets that a former Homeland Security adviser denied collusion with the Russians

Last Updated: June 22, 2017 @ 7:02 AM

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to bash former President Barack Obama for not doing more to stop Russia’s meddling with the election, because any alleged interference would have occurred during his administration.

Officials with the Department of Homeland Security and FBI told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that Russia targeted the election systems of 21 states last year. Though the federal government had that information as early as August, it wasn’t publicly disclosed until October.

Trump has called the  Russia probe a “witch hunt” on multiple occasions, but Robert Mueller continues to lead an investigation into whether or not Trump’s campaign interfered with the election.

Trump also tweeted that a former Homeland Security adviser denied collusion with the Russians.

Mueller took over the Russia probe in May after Trump fired James Comey.

Last week, The Washington Post published a report claiming Mueller is now looking into whether the president tried to interfere with the FBI’s investigation. Trump didn’t call out the paper directly in another tweet sent last week, but appeared to blast the news outlet, saying: “They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phone story. Nice.”

Mueller took over the Russia probe in May after Trump fired Comey. His decision to open an investigation, per the Washington Post, marks an expansion of Mueller’s ongoing probe into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential race.

Even though Trump was told by former FBI Director James Comey earlier this year that he was not personally under investigation, officials told the Post that changed shortly after Comey’s firing.

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