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Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI

Published:Monday | February 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM


Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, United States President Donald Trump yesterday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 US. campaign, and said "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow".

In a rapid-fire series of tweets from his Palm Beach estate, the president unloaded over the Russia investigation, days after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the US presidential election.

Russia was clearly top of mind for the president, while the nearby town of Parkland, Florida, continues to mourn a school shooting that left 17 dead.

Trump's schedule for the week, released Sunday, includes a "listening session" with high school students and teachers, though the White House did not immediately provide any information on who would be attending Wednesday's meeting. Students who survived the shooting have focused their anger on the president, urging him and other elected officials to do something about gun violence.