Trump: Obama didn't 'choke,' he 'colluded or obstructed'

President Trump on Monday said President Obama took no action against Russia for its actions in the 2016 election because he expected Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton takes swipe at 'false equivalency' in media coverage of 2016 election Former presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush Romney: Parts of Comey book read 'too much like a novel’ MORE to win.

Trump concluded that Obama had not "choked" in taking no action against Russia, as a senior administration official told The Washington Post. Instead, Trump said Obama had "colluded" or "obstructed."

"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 tweeted. "He didn't 'choke,' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good."

“The real story is that President Obama did NOTHING after being informed in August about Russian meddling. With 4 months looking at Russia ... under a magnifying glass, they have zero ‘tapes’ of T people colluding. There is no collusion & no obstruction. I should be given apology!” he added.

Trump's accusations come as he is facing multiple investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russia during the election. The U.S. intelligence community concluded that Moscow interfered in the U.S. election specifically to help Trump win.

The Justice Department, FBI and Senate and House Intelligence committees are probing possible links between Trump's team and the Kremlin.

Trump in an interview last week criticized Obama over Russia's interference in the 2016 election, accusing the former president of doing "nothing."

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“Well I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it. But nobody wants to talk about that,” Trump told “Fox and Friends Weekend.”


“The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before they even — before the election. And I hardly see it. It's an amazing thing," Trump continued.

The Obama administration is facing fresh criticism after The Washington Post reported that Obama was slow and cautious in responding to Russian election interference.

Some officials were reportedly wary of taking action before the election, which was dominated by Trump making claims on the campaign trail of the election being "rigged" against him.

Trump on Monday also went after the Democrats, blasting the party as obstructionists days after Senate Republicans released a draft of their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

Many Democrats and some Republicans have spoken out against the Senate's healthcare plan since it was unveiled.

— Updated at 9:07 a.m.