Donald Trump Claimed Obama did Nothing About Russia's Tie to Election

Type: Spreads IgnoranceJun 25 2017 Severity:

During an interview with Fox New's Pete Hegseth, on Fox and Friends, Trump accused President Barack Obama of allegedly receiving reports from the CIA about Russia meddling in the 2017 election, but never did anything about it.

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Quote | Obama ordered an investigation and 17 gov agencies confirmed Russia's meddling.

"I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it -- but nobody wants to talk about that," Trump says. "The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before the election. And I hardly see it, it's an amazing thing. The question for me is, if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? You don't read that. It's quite sad."