On Eve of Summit With Putin, Trump Blames Obama for Russian Hacking

Politico: “President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed the Obama administration for the actions of 12 Russian military officials indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for hacking the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign.”

“’The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration,’ the president wrote on Twitter. ‘Why didn’t they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?’”

“The Obama administration in October 2016 took the unprecedented step of accusing Russia of deploying hackers to meddle in the presidential race. Two months after the election, at Obama’s request, intelligence agencies including the CIA, FBI and NSA issued a declassified report stating with ‘high confidence’ that Russia was responsible for the data breach.”

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