US President Donald Trump has called for an investigation into his predecessor Barack Obama’s ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an attempt to downplay similar allegations about members of his own cabinet.
“Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, ‘Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility’?” Trump said in a tweet on Sunday morning.
Before being elected for a second term in 2012, Obama had told then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he would show more “flexibility” towards Moscow on, among other issues, Washington’s missile systems across Europe.
The statement on Sunday was an extension of Trump’s relentless attacks against the former president from the previous day.
On Saturday, Trump accused Obama of wire-tapping his presidential campaign prior to the November 8 election, when Trump was running against his Democratic rival, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.