Trump Questions Obama Administration’s Response To Russian Interference

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President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama’s response to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in a tweet on Wednesday morning.

“Why didn’t President Obama do something about Russia in September (before November Election) when told by the FBI?” Trump asked. “He did NOTHING, and had no intention of doing anything!”

Trump’s comments came just before Attorney General William Barr testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The report addressed multiple attempts by the Russians to interfere in elections in the U.S. and delved into whether or not anyone connected to the Trump campaign had been participants in such efforts.

Obama has been criticized for his administration’s response to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and for his administration’s dealings with the Kremlin in general. (RELATED: Mike Huckabee Believes One Person Escaped Blame For Russia Fiasco)

Before Obama won re-election in 2012, he asked then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to tell then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that he would have “more flexibility” in the final term of his presidency.

“This is my last election,” he added. “After my election, I will have more flexibility.”

On Obama’s watch, Russian imperialism reached unprecedented heights, with Putin successfully annexing Crimea. (RELATED: Crimea Nationalizes Ukrainian Energy Firms Ahead Of Russian Annexation)

Obama was widely criticized for his handling of Putin’s expansionism, as well as his dismissal of Republican warnings on the issues.

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