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Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 08:42 AM IST

Prez targets Obama over Russia links

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Washington : US President Donald Trump on Sunday questioned Barack Obama’s “secret” conversation with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev in 2012 as he continued his tirade against his predecessor, a day after he accused him of “wire tapping” his office before the presidential elections.

“Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, “Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?” Trump tweeted, apparently referring to a hot-mic conversation between Obama and the then Russian President Medvedev in 2012 before his second term.

Facing flak over his top administration officials’ alleged contacts with Russian officials during and after elections, Trump on Saturday accused Obama of “wire tapping” his office in New York just before the 2016 presidential elections and likened the alleged surveillance of his communications to the “Watergate” scandal.

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Published on: Monday, March 06, 2017, 08:28 AM IST
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