Trump, back at the White House following a long weekend at his Florida resort, parroted his favorite cable news channel as he compared himself to President Barack Obama.
Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) now both agree that former President Barack Obama bears significant blame for Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, Trump noted in tweets early Sunday. "And so I'd invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes".
President Donald Trump, in a Tuesday morning tweet, argued that he has been "much tougher on Russia" than his predecessor President Barack Obama, even as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continue to press Trump to enforce tougher sanctions against Russian Federation that were overwhelmingly approved by Congress previous year.
Trump who has all along been dismissive of the reported Russian meddling changed his own tune a bit, saying that his earlier "hoax" description was only in relation to reports of the alleged nexus between his campaign and the Russians - something that the Mueller probe has not determined as yet.
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Former CIA director John Brennan agreed that the indictment proved Russian operations affected the elections, tweeting on February 16, "DOJ statement and indictments reveal the extent and motivations of Russian interference in 2016 election". "Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I did not know".
Among their talking points about Obama and Russia, Trump and F&F picked up an Obama quote answering Trump's claims of massive voter fraud among African Americans and other minority voters.
Rob Goldman posted, "Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election". Trump, in comparison, still has not imposed sanctions created to punish election meddling by Moscow. The Vermont secretary of state, who is the president-elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State, said he had a similar exchange with Christopher Krebs, a DHS official who oversees cybersecurity for the department.
The President has repeatedly called the investigations into his presidential campaign's potential collusion with Russian Federation a "hoax", but on Sunday, Trump tried to clarify his stance.