Fresh off insisting former President Barack Obama had wiretapped the phones at Trump Tower, President Trump hinted Obama was soft on Russia in a tweet Sunday morning.
Trump also implied the Democratic National Committee had prevented the FBI from investigating its servers after it was hacked during the 2016 campaign.
Trump's administration is dogged by claims of Russian ties.
Is it true the DNC would not allow the FBI access to check server or other equipment after learning it was hacked? Can that be possible?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2017
He also insisted the DNC did not cooperate with an FBI investigation.
The facts on Russia
Obama did tell former Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he would have "more flexibility" with Russia after the 2012 election. Obama was speaking privately to Medvedev before a March 2012 joint press conference with the two world leaders officially started, hence Trump's description of the conversation as "secret."
Parts of that conversation were picked up on a live microphone, including Medvedev's reply of, "I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin]."
The facts on the DNC
As for Trump's tweet regarding the DNC, The New York Times reported in December that an FBI agent had called the DNC in September 2015, reporting a possible security breach. In an internal memo, a tech-support contractor said he had no way of telling if the FBI agent was an impostor or not and did not return the FBI agent's calls.
By March 2016 the contractor and the agent had met in person, but by then another group of hackers had starting targeting the DNC.
Somebody hacked the DNC but why did they not have "hacking defense" like the RNC has and why have they not responded to the terrible......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017
Trump has long accused the DNC of having lax cybersecurity.
Trump's tweets come amid accusations that his campaign had ties to Russia. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from Trump campaign investigations after failing to tell Congress he spoke with a Russian diplomat.