This is not just bluster as anyone who has been following the Russia/Obama/Clinton/FBI/CIA/Trump soap opera closely knows. If the Obama administration thought there was meddling going on it was obligated, or at least should have been obligated, to address the issue more forcefully. But with Hillary cruising to what people thought was a win, Obama and company didn’t want to really rock the boat. Perhaps they also wanted to keep any Russian meddling in the election in their back pockets. You know, just in case. An insurance policy.
“The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration,” Trump tweeted, his first response to the indictments of Russian intelligence officers in the hacking scheme.
That indictment, unsealed Friday, accuses the Russian operatives of a far-ranging plot to disrupt the democratic process by stealing tens of thousands of emails from Democratic party officials and Clinton campaign operatives, and then leaking them via a website called DCLeaks…
…At a Friday press conference with U.K. Prime Minster Theresa May, two hours before the indictments were announced, Trump said he would press Putin on the subject of what he calls “meddling” – though he didn’t expect Putin to admit to it.
“I will absolutely bring that up. I don’t think you’ll have any ‘Gee, I did it. I did it. You got me.’ There won’t be a Perry Mason here, I don’t think,” he said. “But I will absolutely firmly ask the question.”