President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama on Monday for failure to take action against Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election all because Obama purportedly expected then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to win the election.
Trump noted that Obama didn't choke — he simply "colluded or obstructed."
"The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win.....and did not want to 'rock the boat,' " Trump tweeted from his personal account early Monday morning. "He didn't 'choke,' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good."
He continued his tirade against Obama and added, “The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia ... under a magnifying glass, they have zero ‘tapes’ of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction."
"I should be given apology!" he said.
The president's condemnations of Obama cropped up once again after Democrats ramped up their accusations that then-candidate Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. As a result, the Justice Department, Senate and House Intelligence Committees as well as the FBI are exploring possible links between Trump's transition team and Russian officials.
During an interview last week on "Fox & Friends Weekend," Trump blasted Obama over Russia's alleged interference in the election, and said that the president knew it and "did nothing about it."
“Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it," Trump said. "But nobody wants to talk about that.”
He added, “The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before they even — before the election. And I hardly see it. It's an amazing thing."