Obama has expressed that it was hard to decide what to tell the public about the Russian election meddling before the 2016 election because he didn't want it to look like he was trying to influence it.
The Vice President of ads Rob Goldman also posted multiple tweets in which he repeatedly said that the company also did not know about Russian Federation interfering in the presidential campaign of 2016 elections using the social media giant until now.
The U.S Presidential election of 2016 was not without interference from external forces.
Obama confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in China in 2016, something Trump has yet to forcefully do in meetings with the Russian leader. "Everybody wants to blame this on the Trump administration, let's not forget this happened under the Obama administration", she said when asked what Trump was specifically doing about the fact Russian Federation interfered and has every intention of doing it again.
The comments come days after US special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities with conducting an illegal "information warfare" campaign to disrupt the election to benefit Trump.
Some of these individuals did indeed engage in communications with the Trump campaign behind their aliases, the indictment reveals. He also rebuked his national security adviser for not defending the legitimacy of his election. Russian President Vladimir Putin (seen in the accompanying photograph) has ridiculed suggestions his country attempted to influence the 2016 USA presidential election.
Trump and Putin discussed election interference in Hamburg, Germany, in July 2017.
In a flurry of tweets, Trump blamed former president Barack Obama for failing to stop Russian Federation while accusing the Federal Bureau of Investigation of spending "too much time trying to prove collusion with the Trump campaign".
Ella Pamfilova, the chair of the Central Election Commission of Russian Federation, said the upcoming contest - and potentially incumbent President Vladimir Putin's re-election campaign - risks being muddied by fake news spread on social media, state-owned media reported Tuesday.
Trump's tweet - which isn't true - is the latest in a flurry since last week's indictment of Russians and Russian entities for alleged meddling in the 2016 election. "I'm sorry. Dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans", he said.
Of course, Trump's "rigged" election claims at the time had nothing to do with Russian Federation. The only connection found between the Trump campaign and Russia was from the Russian nationals calling members of the campaign, using their fake identities to organize rallies.