13:04 GMT24 October 2020
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    Former President Barack Obama colluded or obstructed justice during the 2016 US presidential election by doing nothing when the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) told him about hackers meddling in the election, US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump also noted that after four months of investigating the alleged Russian interference in the election, there are "zero 'tapes' of T[rump] people colluding."

    "The reason that President Obama did nothing about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win, and did not want to 'rock the boat,'" Trump stated in a Twitter message. "He [Obama] didn't 'choke,' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good."

    Trump also noted that after four months of investigating the alleged Russian interference in the election, there are "zero 'tapes' of T[rump] people colluding."

    Trump added that he is owed an apology because there was no collusion or obstruction on his part.

    Russian officials have repeatedly denied the allegations and stressed that Moscow never interferes in foreign states' internal democratic process.

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