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Trump questions why Obama did not act on claims of Russian election meddling


LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday questioned why Barack Obama’s administration did not act on allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One enroute to Scotland, at Stansted Airport, Britain July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

On Friday a federal grand jury said Russia’s military intelligence agency officers covertly monitored computers of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data.

“The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administrations,” Trump said 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?”

“….Where is the DNC Server, and why didn’t the FBI take possession of it? Deep State?” Trump asked.

Reporting by James Davey; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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