Did President Trump admit Russia did meddle in the 2016 presidential election?
The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2017
I mean it appears, if you read his words (should we take them literally, or seriously?), that he did. It appears that Obama’s “struggle” over what to do about Russia is something Trump accepts.
It appears that Trump might also accept this:
At that point, the outlines of the Russian assault on the U.S. election were increasingly apparent. 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.
Back on June 22, Trump tweeted questioning the DNC’s failure to cooperate with the FBI’s investigation.
…Why did the DNC REFUSE to turn over its Server to the FBI, and still hasn't? It's all a big Dem scam and excuse for losing the election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
It appears that Trump has always accepted there’s been an investigation about Russia, and some of that revolved around his campaign. He’s been obsessed with someone in the government publicly saying he was not under direct investigation.
Could it be that Trump’s continual denial of Russia’s involvement was nothing but a troll to get the FBI (James Comey, at the time) to give him what he wanted?
And now that all those facts are on the table, and Robert Mueller is investigating, along with the Senate Intelligence Committee, Trump can let his guard down a tiny bit on that, like he did with the non-existent “tapes.”
Knowing Trump, it probably was.