President Donald Trump defiant on indictment

H.R. McMaster Lieutenant General National Security Advisor to Donald Trump delivers a speech at the 2018 Munich Security Conference on Feb. 17 2018

In his Russia-related posts Sunday, Trump asserted that he "never said Russia did not meddle in the election", and added: "The Russian "hoax" was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia - it never did!"

The indictments brought by Mueller alleges that the Russian campaign was launched in 2014, initially as an effort to undermine confidence in the United States political system.

"In about a year of this chaos about the so-called interference of Russian Federation into the elections, we never heard not a single fact", Lavrov said in September 2017.

Despite Trump's Sunday claims, the president has previously stated that he didn't believe Russia played a role in the election - a claim that the recent indictments, which laid out a detailed account of the Russians' attempt to "sow discord in the USA political system" by electing Trump, now refutes. "Get smart America!" Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

On one hand, they confirm Russian Federation interference, but they also seem to clear his campaign of knowing involvement with at least a portion of Moscow's efforts to influence the contest.

After Trump was inaugurated, Obama's aides have insisted that speaking out more vocally against the Russian meddling would have appeared overly political for the incumbent president, particularly as Trump was claiming the election was "rigged" and refusing to say whether he would accept the results if he lost.

The new jibe comes after a weekend flurry of presidential complaints that downplayed Russian interference and attacked the FBI for its focus on the investigation.

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"To me the most maddening question is why is President Trump failing to act to protect our democracy when there is indisputable proof now that Russian Federation interfered in our 2016 elections", Coons told CBS news on Sunday.

Just minutes before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had dismissed the indictments as "just blabber", according to remarks through an interpreter.

Playing both sides, to sow "distrust toward candidates and the political system in general", after the election, the defendants used fake personas to organize and coordinate political rallies in support of Mr. Trump, while also doing the same to create rallies "protesting the results" of the election.

Trump previously questioned whether Russian Federation was behind the efforts, something he repeated in another tweet Sunday referencing a comment during the 2016 campaign that others may be responsible. The probe is also looking into the 2016 trump tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul manafort, and a Russian lawyer, and there's a possible obstruction of justice investigation.

Schiff also made an appearance in Trump's Sunday morning tweets, as he said, following the release of Friday's indictment, that the Obama administration may not have been tough enough on the Russia's interference during the 2016 election. "Maybe they knew I was going to run even though I didn't know!" he said.

The chief of the investigation, Robert Mueller has a long history in the intelligence community. "This is not acceptable", Trump said on Twitter.

'I never said Russian Federation did not meddle in the election, I said, "it may be Russian Federation, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed playing with his computer,"' Trump said, repeating a claim he first made during a presidential debate against Hillary Clinton in September 2016.

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