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Trump Acknowledges Russian Election ‘Meddling’ in Tweet Criticizing Obama

Trump has been reluctant to acknowledge allegations of Russian interference

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses accusations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election in an interview with NBC News' Megyn Kelly. (Published Friday, June 2, 2017)

    President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge Russian meddling in the presidential election on Twitter Friday, attacking former President Barack Obama.

    "Just out," Trump tweeted, "The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?"

    Trump may have been referencing a Washington Post report that the CIA had confirmed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s direct influence on his government's alleged interference in the 2016 election.

    Trump on Saturday tried to shift the attention on the Obama administration for Russian interference. "Focus on them, not T!" the president tweeted.

    Putin: Interfering in US Election 'Wouldn't Make Sense'

    [NATL] Putin Addresses Russian Election Interference With NBC's Megyn Kelly

    In Megyn Kelly's inaugural June 4 episode of her NBC news magazine, "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly," Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the claim that Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    (Published Monday, June 5, 2017)