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Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling

Trump blames Obama for inaction over Russian Federation meddling

The apology follows a series of tweets Goldman had sent after the Department of Justice formally charged the Russians for interfering in the 2016 election by assuming USA identities, sowing discord on social media, communicating with unwitting Americans and even setting up political rallies from afar.

In one tweet, Trump quoted Obama saying toward the end of the 2016 race that there was no evidence America's elections were "rigged", suggesting the then-businessman should "stop whining".

On "Fox & Friends First" on Tuesday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton pointed to the infamous anti-Trump dossier and argued that Obama did not protect Trump from a Russian disinformation campaign targeting him.

"The president attacked the Justice Department, FBI and his National Security Adviser", Smith noted, while also pointing out that Trump has spent time smearing Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other past and present Democrats. "When I easily won the Electoral College, the whole game changed and the Russian excuse became the narrative of the Dems", he added. The indictment mentioned Facebook as the main channel that was used by the Russians to push their agenda of supporting Donald Trump.

Facebook's head of advertising, Rob Goldman, has apologized after a tweetstorm that seemed to downplay Russian interference in USA elections on the heels of indictments made by special counsel Robert Mueller late last week.

Mr Schiff said Russians had communicated an offer "very similar" to former Trump aide George Papadopoulos.

Obama was addressing Trump's claims of voter fraud, not Russia's attempt to influence voters on social media.

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Goldman's posts had contents touching on the indictment of 13 Russian firms and individuals that were accused of undertaking activities aimed at destabilizing the 2016 elections.

Rob Goldman, Facebook's VP of Ad Product, fired off two important tweets, "Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election".

Trump, meanwhile, has resisted enforcing sanctions against Russian Federation that were approved in a near unanimous vote in Congress last summer.

Hemmer noted that Trump is under pressure to publicly condemn Russian Federation, though Shah insisted the president did that over the past weekend and stands with America's intelligence agencies.

We also know now that Russia's goal in meddling in the election was not to help Trump or Clinton win.

The unproven narrative that Trump colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 elections dominated news-coverage previous year according to analysis by the Media Research Center.