Trump Accuses Obama of Collusion, Obstruction


by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 26, 2017) — On Monday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, committed the same misconduct of which he has been accused by the Democrats over which at least three investigations have been launched.

The U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and FBI are pursuing ongoing investigations into Russian “meddling” in the 2016 U.S. elections and whether or not any of Trump campaign aides maintained improper relationships and/or communications with the Kremlin.

Trump has long said that neither he nor anyone involved in his campaign had forged improper relationships with Russian-government operatives. However, in sworn testimony on June 8, former FBI Director James Comey said that Trump indicated “it would be good to know” if any of his “satellites” had acted improperly.

In a series of two tweets issued just after 8:30 a.m. EDT, Trump echoed public reporting which states that the Obama regime was aware of Russia’s alleged attempts to penetrate U.S. election systems prior to the November 8 presidential election but apparently took no action to prevent it.

On Friday morning, the left-leaning Washington Post reported in a melodramatic style that last August, Obama was informed that “Hackers with ties to Russian intelligence services had been rummaging through Democratic Party computer networks, as well as some Republican systems, for more than a year. In July, the FBI had opened an investigation of contacts between Russian officials and Trump associates. And on July 22, nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee were dumped online by WikiLeaks.”

Since Trump’s inauguration, The Post has published numerous articles citing unnamed “U.S. officials,” some of which  remain unsubstantiated.  Quoting an unnamed “former senior Obama administration official involved in White House deliberations on Russia,” The Post reported Friday that the individual commented of the Russian interference, “It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend.  I feel like we sort of choked.”

The Post did not mention, and has previously ridiculed and disparaged, the claim made by internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom that the supplying of more than 44,000 emails to Wikileaks from the DNC server was not carried out by the Russians, but rather by DNC employee Seth Rich, who was killed in the early-morning hours of last July 10 in Washington, DC in what has been called a “botched robbery attempt.”

On May 20, Dotcom tweeted that he has evidence that Rich played a part in the transfer.  “I was involved,” Dotcom additionally claimed.   He stated on his website that he is willing to share the alleged evidence with U.S. authorities under certain conditions given that the U.S. is seeking his extradition in an unrelated matter concerning a cloud-storage service he launched over which he was accused of copyright infringement and wire fraud.

Dotcom’s attorneys have written to Special Counsel Robert Muller offering to make their client available to testify in person if he can be guaranteed safe passage to and from the United States.  Short of that, Dotcom offered on his own to provide written testimony.

A WikiLeaks supporter, Dotcom correctly predicted that WikiLeaks would have a negative impact on the Democrats in 2016.

Trump’s first tweet ends with a period, giving the initial impression that it stands alone.  However, the second begins with an ellipsis, indicating a follow-up to the first tweet in which Obama is the subject.  Referring to Obama’s alleged reaction to learning of Putin’s alleged interference, Trump wrote:

…He didn’t “choke,” he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and crooked Hillary no good.

Trump did not further expound on how Obama might have “colluded” or “obstructed,” although Obama’s last Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, is now reportedly under investigation as a result of Comey’s statement that she attempted to influence the way in which the FBI portrayed its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

As the story was being written, Trump issued another tweet on the same subject suggesting that another tweet in the series would likely be forthcoming.

Five minutes later, Trump finished his thought in which he claimed that his “people” did not participate in “collusion” or “obstruction.”

His next tweet changed the subject to current efforts in the Senate to agree on a new health care proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.  At present, five Republicans have indicated reservations with the bill precluding their support of it.

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