President Trump took to Twitter to question his predecessor's judgment and actions - at the end of a week characterized by a steady drumbeat of questions about how and when the Obama administration chose to respond to Russian interference in the 2016 election.
'Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Did nothing about it.
News of the programme follows emerging reports that Mr Obama had directly received a memo in August, from the Central Intelligence Agency, detailing Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in cyber efforts to disrupt lats year's presidential election.
Following the CIA's findings that Russian Federation hacked into USA election software, in a bid to help Trump win the election, the Obama administration sought for ways in which to punish or sanction Russian Federation.More news: Alvaro Arbeloa, ex-Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender, announces retirement
That came after Trump had for months maintained that reports of Russian election meddling amounted to "a scam" cooked up by Democrats as an excuse for losing the election.
Deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders said, "We want this to come to its conclusion, we want it to come to its conclusion with integrity", while referring to the FBI's probe into Moscow's interference in last year's presidential polls, CNN reports.
It now appears, that not only is Trump admitting that Russian Federation did in fact meddle in our election process, but he is blaming Obama, who did in fact act, for not acting.
"Even before I'd finished my school studies, I already wanted to be an intelligence officer", Putin said in the biography, adding that he had been attracted to the service by spy novels.
"Over that five-month interval, the Obama administration secretly debated dozens of options for deterring or punishing Russia, including cyberattacks on Russian infrastructure, the release of CIA-gathered material that might embarrass Putin and sanctions that officials said could crater the Russian economy", the WaPo report stated.More news: What Kind Of Voting Hacks Hit Arizona, Other States?
In January, Trump said, "I think it was Russian Federation but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people".
'The CIA gave him information on Russian Federation a long time before the election.
"Focus on them, not T!" he tweeted Saturday afternoon.
The Obama administration then held secret meetings to debate options for dissuading or punishing Russian Federation. And aside from the scandals, experts are now expressing concerns that the country's current cyber security system is not strong enough to prevent future hacking. Operation 45 "is dedicated to ensuring transparency and accountability for the Administration of Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States", the project's website says.More news: US House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes
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