Trump: Obama ‘Colluded or Obstructed’ on Russia

During his latest tweet-storm Monday morning, President Donald Trump accused Barack Obama of having “colluded or obstructed” on Russia. “The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win,” @realDonaldTrump tweeted. “[Obama] did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn't ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good.” On Monday morning, two White House officials told The Daily Beast that the president was referring to President Obama colluding not with Russian officials but with other Democrats—which amounts to the strange gripe of Trump complaining about Obama talking to other Democrats. ("I accept your premise that [the tweet] wasn't necessarily clear," one official conceded.) The White House comms office did not respond to requests for comment on Trump’s allegation that Obama “colluded.”

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