Trump slams Sessions for not subjecting Obama to Special Counsel investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman received loans as part of a quid pro quo arrangement

Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman received loans as part of a quid pro quo arrangement

President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned why his predecessor in the Oval Office did not do more to respond to the Russian interference in US elections that occurred during the 2016 presidential campaign.

They said that is why several major efforts targeting Russian Federation and its allies that have been rolled out by the Trump administration actually were initiated during the Obama administration.

Trump in a tweet yesterday questioned why the Obama administration did not do more to counter Russian meddling in the presidential elections.

In July 2017, Trump told the New York Times he would have gone with another choice for attorney general if he'd known that Sessions would recuse himself, calling it "unfair to the president". Why aren't the Dem crimes under investigation?

On Tuesday, Trump claimed on Twitter that he has "been much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, just look at the facts".


No, they interrupted their railing about the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller just about as soon as the news broke of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School - taking advantage of the fault lines that always accompany a mass shooting in this country.

Senior White House officials say the Trump administration is looking at additional sanctions against Russian Federation and is on guard for possible meddling in November's congressional elections. In a weekend tweet storm, Trump claimed the indictment exonerated him, but never criticized Russian Federation. He signed the legislation, but his administration has bucked a congressional deadline to impose the sanctions. About eight hours later, Goldman tweeted, without getting permission from Facebook, "Very excited to see the Mueller indictment today".

Morgan said Obama had 17 American intelligence agencies at his disposal but did not act on reports that Russian Federation was involving themselves in US affairs.

THE FACTS: The Mueller investigation is a wide-ranging probe of Russian interference and could go anywhere, conceivably reaching figures from the Obama administration if they become relevant. It was obviously commissioned for political motives, and its contents were reportedly originated by Russians, and passed on, if not fabricated, by an anti-Trump British citizen. But if they did exist, collusion and obstruction were committed by those associated with the Clinton campaign and even by members of the Obama administration. Sessions recused himself from the probe past year, putting tension on the relationship with Trump. Those include trying to gain support for a global pressure campaign against nuclear-armed North Korea, trying to persuade Moscow to help Washington counter Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, and curbing Russia's intervention in Syria, where Kremlin support for President Bashar al-Assad is fueling a civil war. In fact, Abedin and Mills had communicated with Clinton over the same server - as did then-President Barack Obama, who likewise denied that he knew about the improper server.

Manafort, and deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, have been indicted for alleged money laundering, fraud and failing to file as foreign agents for work they did for a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party.

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