President Trump on Saturday responded to the Justice Department's indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers in relation to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign emails, tweeting that their actions "took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration."
The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration. Why didn’t they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2018
Trump questioned why his predecessor didn't "do something about it," and called the allegations and indictments "stories." Former President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Russia after the intelligence community informed him of the interference in 2016.
Trump's first comments on the newest indictments aligned with the White House statement, which emphasized that there were no allegations against any member of the Trump campaign. "This is consistent with what we have been saying all along," reads the statement, according to NBC News. Trump additionally suggested that the "deep state" has hidden the DNC server, pondering why the FBI hasn't further investigated the hacked server. Summer Meza