U.S. President, Donald Trump, has played the blame game by blaming former President Barack Obama, for Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.
In a tweet, Trump accused Barack Obama of doing nothing about Russia’s action in the elections during his tenure while also saying the alleged election meddling was a hoax, saying it was the reason Obama did not act.
He said Obama thought the Democratic presidential candidate and arch-rival, Hillary Clinton, was going to win.
Trump tweeted: “So President Obama knew about Russia before the Election. Why didn’t he do something about it?
“Why didn’t he tell our campaign? Because it is all a big hoax, that’s why, and he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win!!!’’
The president took a swipe at the whole Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) warrant application, released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against Carter Page, a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser.
Trump described Page’s FISA documents as a scam, “which led to the rigged Mueller Witch Hunt!’’.
Alleged Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, in which Trump won by electoral college but lost to Clinton by almost four million popular votes, led to the set-up of the special panel headed by Robert Mueller.
The FBI on Saturday released a redacted version of the warrant application on Page, marking the first public disclosure of a highly sensitive FISA request.
Trump said that the FISA documents “confirm with little doubt’’ that the Justice Department and the FBI “misled the courts”.
Trump went on to allege that his campaign was potentially being “illegally” surveilled for “`the political gain of ”Crooked Hillary Clinton” and the DNC’’ (Democratic National Congress).
“Looking more and more like the Trump Campaign for President was illegally being spied upon (surveillance) for the political gain of Crooked Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
“Ask her how that worked out – she did better with Crazy Bernie. Republicans must get tough now. An illegal Scam!’’ Trump tweeted.