Donald Trump says Barack Obama did nothing about Russian election meddlinghttps://indianexpress.com/article/world/donald-trump-barack-obama-russian-election-meddling-5261688/

Donald Trump says Barack Obama did nothing about Russian election meddling

President Donald Trump said former president Barack Obama paid little attention to FBI's allegation of Russian involvement in 2016 Presidential elections because he thought Hillary Clinton was going to win. However, when Trump won, it became the 'Rigged Witch Hunt'.

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US President Donald Trump attacked former US president Barack Obama on Twitter saying FBI allegations of Russian election meddling were only taken seriously after he was elected. (File)

US President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post on Monday his predecessor, Barack Obama, paid little attention to FBI allegations of Russian election meddling and they were only taken seriously after he was elected.

“President Obama thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election, so when he was informed by the FBI about Russian Meddling, he said it couldn’t happen, was no big deal, & did NOTHING about it. When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump was referring to Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential election, and Peter Strzok, an FBI agent who criticised Trump during the campaign.