President Donald Trump of the United States, Donald Trump on Sunday, said his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, has vehemently denied meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, which eased Trump into the White House.
Trump, who met the Russian President on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, said via his official Twitter handle that he repeatedly pressed Putin to say whether or not Russia intervened in the US election but that he stridently denied his or his country’s involvement.
“I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election .He vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion,”The US President tweeted.
Trump took a dig at his predecessor, Barack Obama for not acting on the information available to him
“Questions were asked about why CIA and FBI had to ask the DNC 13 times their server and were rejected still don’t have it. Fake news said 17 intel agencies when actually four (had to apologize). Why did Obama do nothing when he had info before the election.
The U.S 2016, election caused an up roar between the Republican and Democratic Party, which called for the Russian to be probed for its interference. The saga centred on the allegation that the Russian government hacked the Democratic National Convention’s computer system to spy for Trump.
On the substance of discussions held with the Russian President, Trump said:
“We negotiated a ceasefire in parts of Syria which will save lives. Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia. Putin and I discussed forming an impenetrable cyber security unit so that election hacking and many other negative things will be guarded,”He said.