>> Indictment charges.>> After a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian military operatives for hacking Americans in an effort to subvert the Democratic process, President Trump on Saturday blamed who else, Barack Obama. Trump spent Saturday golfing at his Eponymous course in Turnberry, Scotland, where he was greeted by jeering protestors.
And where he tweeted, quote, The stores you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump administration. Why didn't they do something about it? And also, where is the DNC Server and why didn't the FBI take possession of it? Deep State? Missing was any condemnation of Russia's alleged effort to meddle in the 2016 election in a wide ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents.
All in an effort to help elect Trump. Friday's indictment secured by special counsel Robert Mueller was the first time that directly charges the Russian government with meddling in the election which Trump unexpectedly won. The Kremlin denies interfering. The announcement of the indictment came at an awkward time for Trump who was meeting Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle for tea.
Though the American President at that point was already briefed on the indictments, during his trip to the UK he said this of the Mueller investigation.>> I call it the rigged witch hunt. I think that really hurts our country and it really hurts our relationship with Russia. I think that we would have a chance to have a very good relationship with Russia, and a very good chance of a very good relationship with President Putin.
>> In light of the news, Democrats called on Trump to cancel his planned summit with Putin but the White House said Monday's meet is still on. On the allegations of election meddling, Trump promised to quote firmly ask Putin about it.