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>> US President Donald Trump on Wednesday vented over allegations Russia interfered in 2016 presidential race. And once again, he doesn't seem angry at Moscow, which is accused of actively try to sway the US election, but rather, at his former political opponent. On Twitter he asked, if all the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation?
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Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Session! He misspelled the name of US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The President's fury comes after Special Prosecutor Robert Muller charged 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies last week for allegedly waging information warfare during the 2016 campaign.
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Wednesday's tweet follows a Twitter tirade in recent days, with the President lashing out at Democrats, Obama, and the FBI. Reuters political correspondent, James Oliphant.>> There's no sign that this is going away. In fact, these indictments of the Russians by Robert Mueller last week only seems to have fanned the flames of this investigation.
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And it's made the President realize even further that there is gonna be no quick ending. There isn't going to be some sort of statement of exoneration, that he wants. The President seems to fundamentally misunderstand what the Russian probe is all about. The whole point of Bob Mueller's probe is to establish whether there was a concerted effort between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government to achieve a result.
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And what Trump doesn't seem to understand is that this is about conferring a benefit.>> Did Trump benefit from Russia's intervention? So far, the Department of Justice has not made that claim. But Mueller is investigating whether members of the Trump campaign were aware of Russia's efforts to meddle in the race and sought the Kremlin's help.
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Trump's tweet on Wednesday also revealing he's still seething at Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe due to his own misleading statements about contacts with Russia.>> I have recused myself in the matters of that deal with the Trump campaign.>> Trump later did tweet again the same message but correcting the spelling of Sessions' name.