Trump Blames Obama for Russian Meddling in Election

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

While the Mueller investigation to probe Trump-Russia ties is in progress, Trump keeps screaming every now and then that there was no collusion with Russia.

By Rakesh Raman

As the noose seems to be tightening around Donald Trump’s neck in the Russian election meddling case, he has gone berserk.

Instead of waiting for the outcome of the investigation being done by the special counsel Robert Mueller to probe Trump-Russia ties, Trump keeps issuing bizarre statements on his favorite toy, Twitter.

He has repeatedly been blaming his bête noire Hillary Clinton, Democrats, American media, justice system, dissenting Republicans, and FBI for the ongoing investigation against him. Today, Trump’s target is his predecessor Barack Obama.

Trump tweeted if all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation?

“Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session!” Trump questioned while also attacking the attorney general Sessions. (Trump repeated his tweet, as in the earlier tweet he had written Session instead of Sessions. He deleted the wrong tweet.)

Trump's tweet with misspelt name of Jeff Sessions
Trump’s tweet with misspelt name of Jeff Sessions

[ Trump Admits Russia Interfered, But No Impact on Election Results ]

While the Mueller investigation to probe Trump-Russia ties is in progress, Trump keeps screaming every now and then that there was no collusion with Russia.

That’s what he did last week when he said “no collusion” once again. But for a change, Trump admitted that Russia has been meddling in U.S. affairs.

“Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!” Trump said.

[ Twitter Followers: Barack Obama = 100 Million, Donald Trump = Only 48 Million ]

Although Trump keeps saying that the Russian interference did not impact the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, he deliberately conceals the fact that the U.S. intelligence agencies never tried to know the impact on election results.

As part of an ethical practice in a democracy, the agencies did not want to assess the voters’ opinion. But that does not mean that the Russian meddling did not change the election result. Rather, it is largely believed that Russians helped Trump win and Trump campaign was aware of this fact.

Meanwhile, an online petition on a dedicated “Need to Impeach” website claims that it has collected nearly 5 million signatures of Americans who want impeachment of Trump.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.

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