Published: Sat, February 24, 2018
Money | By Michele Stevens

The Briefing: Five possible reasons why Mueller indicted the Russians

The Briefing: Five possible reasons why Mueller indicted the Russians

"Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation?" the president tweeted.

Some of the key lawmakers who authored a new law toughening sanctions against Russian Federation said they were largely satisfied with the Trump administration's early implementation. "So why didn't he do something about Russian meddling?" Why aren't Dem (Democratic) crimes under investigation?

He took down the erroneous tweet an hour later and replaced it with one that included the correct spelling.

So it was again Wednesday in his latest tweet crying foul about the probe, which he said should be looking into the Obama administration's actions during and after the campaign.

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He also attacked former President Barack Obama , saying his predecessor was aware of Russia's interference "and did nothing". In a January 2017 news conference as president-elect, Trump said "as far as hacking, I think it was Russian Federation".

Jeff Sessions brushes off Trump's comments IBTimes US.

Trump and Sessions were in the Oval Office together on Tuesday during an event honoring law enforcement officials.

The two, according to a source, did not interact much while taking photos, reports CNN. Over the summer, Trump expressed anger that Sessions - an early supporter of his presidential campaign - had recused himself from the investigation and said he would have picked someone else if he had known that would happen.

President Donald Trump requested the FBI investigate how the Obama administration was involved in Russian meddling in the 2016 - questioning why Congress and federal investigators aren't probing how the Democratic administration handled certain issues.

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Though the government move attracted criticisms within the country and outside, the establishment was not anxious about it. The official website for the petro has published a guide to setting up a virtual wallet to keep the cryptocurrency.

Before the texts were released, reports surfaced that special counsel Robert Mueller had removed Peter Strzok, one of the FBI's top Russian counterintelligence experts, from his team after an internal investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general uncovered politically tinged messages exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

It's unlikely, though, that Sessions is going anywhere soon, given how any confirmation battle for a new attorney general would be a protracted and deeply partisan fight.

Speaking to journalists in India where he using his status as the president's son to sell condominiums bearing the Trump name, Don Trump Jr. complained about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. At least 60 out of the 99 points make mention either directly or indirectly of the fact that the defendants attempted to interfere, either in whole or in part, with the 2016 United States presidential election. This helps explain why Trump failed to impose sanctions that Congress passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, why he bizarrely proposed setting up a joint cybersecurity task force with the same government that conducted a major cyberattack against the United States and why he keeps acting as Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief apologist in the West. The Trump administration's strategy of defending the Kremlin rather than American democracy has sent a clear signal to Moscow: Putin has every reason to get more aggressive. Currently, the US maintains several measures that pressure Russia, including the Magnitsky Act, which targets Russian officials for human rights abuses. After the election, he expelled 35 Russian diplomats suspected of being intelligence officers and seized two Russian country estates, in Maryland and NY, which the State Department said were used for intelligence activities. And Steele was paid by Hillary Clinton's campaign to find dirt on political rival Trump and his campaign.

Sanders suggested on Tuesday that more action to confront Russian Federation was soon to be released. It also isn't the first time Trump has publicly berated Sessions over the Russian Federation investigation on Twitter having previously described him as "weak" and "beleaguered".

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