The US president, Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of obstructing justice for failing to promptly confronted with greater determination and interference by Russia in the last presidential election.
In a series of messages on his Twitter account, the president renewed the offensive on social networks around the controversy that has accompanied his administration since he took office on 20 January, accusing his predecessor of acting in that instance political purposes.
“The reason why President Obama did nothing about Russia after being notified by the CIA that had intruded (in the election) is that expected (Hillary) Clinton would win,” Trump wrote in one of his messages.
The president suggested that Obama’s action was aimed not “rock the boat” using a popular expression to denote the intention of the president in order to avoid unnecessary attention to the then Democratic presidential candidate.
Reviews Trump joined which made Sunday Congressman Adam Shiff, the highest ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives, on the performance of the former president.
“The Obama administration should have done much more when it became clear that Russia was not only interfering, but since the campaign (injerencista) was directed from the highest levels of the Kremlin,” said lawmaker California on Sunday in an interview with CNN television.
According to the newspaper The Washingon Post, Obama and his inner circle debated intensely on the response to intelligence reports pointing Russian meddling in US elections.
The capital’s morning revealed that Obama hesitated and decided to adopt a low profile position, with measures such as punishing Russia directly and ask President Vladimir Putin to stop meddling, rather than take tougher action and public.
“He did not ‘hesitate’ he conspired or hindered, not did to the Dems (Democrats) and ‘crooked’ Hillary disservice”, today accused the president.
Trump sought and continue to use these reports to renew his charge that, despite all this, could not prove that there was any among members of his electoral campaign and Russian officials collusion.
“The real story is that President Obama did nothing after being informed in August of Russian meddling,” he said.
The president recalled that after four months of review the issue of Russia “with a magnifying glass, they have zero evidence of such collusion or recordings of people T (Trump) in collusion. There is no collusion and obstruction. I need to apologize!” Demanded . Washington (Notimex)