Trump Rubs Obama’s Face In His Own Words

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump cited a statement of former President Barack Obama’s before the 2016 presidential election to hit back against suggestions that Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election influenced the outcome.

Trump has been feverishly tweeting against media coverage of a Friday indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller of 13 Russian nationals for mounting a social media influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election.

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein declared flatly in a Friday press conference that there is “no allegation in the indictment of any effect on the outcome of the election.” Rosenstein’s statement has not stopped widespread speculation of the nature of the Russian influence campaign on the 2016 presidential election results.

“In a race that was this close we’re moving 140-150000 votes in three states one way or the other could have changed the outcome. It’s hard to say that this didn’t affect the outcome,” Democratic Senator Chris Coons suggested Sunday.

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