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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer revealed his thoughts on President Donald Trump's July 2016 comments when he joked that Russian hackers should find Hillary Clinton's "missing" emails. "I should be given apology!" he added.

"He didn't 'choke, ' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good", the president tweeted, alluding to the Post's description of Obama's response.

US President Donald Trump gestures to members of the media gathered in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, June 26, 2017.

Then this:.under a magnifying glass, they have zero "tapes" of T people colluding.

Trump also cherry-picked the facts to imply that the Obama administration actually chose the actions it took because they "didn't want to hurt Hillary" - rather than going out of its way to ensure its actions would not affect the election while Trump was actively accusing Democrats of "rigging" it. I should be given apology!

The U.S. intelligence community concluded that Moscow interfered in the U.S. election specifically to help Trump win.

Trump's accusations come as he is facing multiple investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the election.

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

President Trump believes Russian Federation "probably" was behind election-related hacking previous year but thinks other nations were possibly involved as well, his top spokesman said Monday.

"And to be honest with you", Trump admitted, "I'd love to see them". "That gives me a big problem", Trump continued.

The President appears to be reacting to a Washington Post story, which reported that the Central Intelligence Agency informed Mr. Obama in August 2016 that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in cyber attacks aimed at disrupting the U.S. election.

Since becoming president in January, Mr. Trump has repeatedly lambasted what he possibly views as attempts to discredit his election victory, referring to current probes into whether his campaign advisers colluded with the Russian government as "fake news".

The president's four tweets were bracketed by two other broadsides attacking Democrats for opposing legislative efforts by Republicans to roll back central components of the Affordable Care Act and replace it with their own health plan.

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