By Omid Asadi 

Controversial conflict between two presidents!

April 22, 2019

TEHRAN - Former President Barack Obama plans to play a bold role in confronting Trump in the presidential election of 2020. Over the past months, Obama has been trying to prevent the Republicans from re-emerging, especially during the mid-term elections in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Obama is also now struggling to play a tense role in the fight against Trump. Donald Trump, in turn, tries to point to Obama's role in this equation. Anyway, as we approach the time of the 2020 presidential election, the current president's and former US president's conflict will become more serious.

In one of the most recent cases, Trump recently blamed Obama for a report by the Mueller. This is despite the fact that important parts of this report have not yet been published. In other words, in the future, Obama and Democrats might have new documents on the Mueller Inspector's report.

President Trump blamed former President Obama for Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, saying the previous administration took insufficient action to prevent the interference.“Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President. He was told about it and did nothing! Most importantly, the vote was not affected,” Trump tweeted Thursday evening.

As The Hill reported, Mueller’s report detailed a complex, two-pronged effort by Moscow in which Russian agents sought to exacerbate political fault lines on social media with divisive posts through the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency and hacked and sought to disseminate Democratic documents and emails in an effort to embarrass Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.

The report also revealed that Russian officials made several outreaches to Trump campaign officials, though the special counsel could not prove any Trump associates coordinated with any efforts to interfere in the 2016 race.

 “Although the investigation established that the Russian government perceived it would benefit from a Trump presidency and worked to secure that outcome, and that the Campaign expected it would benefit electorally from information stolen and released through Russian efforts, the investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities,” Mueller wrote in his report.

Obama has faced some criticism for how his administration handled Russian interference once he was made aware of the efforts."I think the [Obama] administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), then the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a 2017 CNN interview.Reports have emerged that Obama did not take public action against Moscow for fear of injecting further partisanship in the 2016 election.

However, Russian officials have explicitly stated they have not intervened in the 2016 presidential election. However, Trump and Obama's controversy seems to continue in the future on various issues. A dispute that may lead to defeat of Trump in the upcoming presidential election.


 

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