Trump blames Obama — again — for not doing enough about Russian meddling

USA TODAY | 2/19/2018 | Gregory Korte
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WASHINGTON — President Trump blamed his predecessor for turning a blind eye to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election Monday.

"Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?" Trump said on Twitter.

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The attack on Obama was the latest in a series of presidential tweets reacting to a grand jury indictment handed up Friday against 16 Russian nationals entities accused of using social media to meddle in the presidential election.

It's been a common complaint from Trump, who has alternately downplayed the extent of Russian interference and blamed his predecessor for failing to stop it.

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In a series of tweets last June, Trump said Obama ignored Russian cyberattacks because he thought Democrat Hillary Clinton would win the election.

Last August, he tweeted that Obama knew about the Russian interference three years ago "but he didn't want to anger Russia!"

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On Sunday, Trump received validation of that view from an unexpected source; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

"I said all along that I thought the Obama administration should have done more," Schiff told CNN...
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