Trump blames Obama for his Russian woes

The president seems to believe that his predecessor set him up so that his 2016 election opponent could win

Donald Trump and Barack Obama
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On Monday, President Trump accused the Obama administration of attempting to boost the presidential chances of Hillary Clinton by discrediting him with a probe into Russia’s ties into the United States’ electoral process.

The election investigation it is speculated Trump is referring to is the one that was opened in July 2016, looking into links between Trump’s campaign and Russia. 

James Comey, who led the process of overseeing that investigation, was fired in May 2017 to much controversy. FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed to continue that probe at the time.

Still, it’s clear that Trump would rather not have to deal with all of the attention from the Russia investigations. 

It’s no secret that Trump hasn’t been happy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions since he recused himself from the Russia investigation. He’s been clear that he believes the Russia investigation is a “deep state” conspiracy by the Justice Department and the FBI.

More Obama Accusations

Trump also took to Twitter to quote Obama as saying of the Russian interference in the election:

Trump then tweeted: 

As usual the facts aren’t on Donald Trump’s side. President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia and kicked out 35 Russia diplomats, in addition to shutting down two of their compounds in the US, according to CNN.

The aforementioned tweet storm came after the Department of Justice announced that a grand jury had indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for conspiracy to defraud the United States.

The grand jury, which was pulled together by special counsel Robert Mueller, is looking into the influence that Russia and Russian nationals had on the 2016 election. Mueller is also reportedly looking into any ties that the Trump campaign had with Russia and Russian nationals.