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Trump attacks AG, challenges him to probe Obama over Russia interference

It is the latest instance of the president publicly criticising federal law enforcement

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Jeff Sessions

has attacked his own Jeff Sessions, challenging him to launch an investigation into the for failing to do enough to stop the alleged Russian interference into the 2016 elections.

Trump in a tweet yesterday questioned why the did not do more to counter Russian meddling in the

"Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren't they the subject of the investigation? Why didn't Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren't Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!" Trump tweeted.

It is the latest instance of the publicly criticising

In recent months, Trump has become more critical of and has called senior officials at the FBI biased against him.

Trump has denied that was involved in the 2016 election meddling.

But an indictment announced last week against 13 Russians and three companies described a sophisticated, multiyear Russian influence campaign designed to sow discord across the American democratic process.

On Tuesdday, charged 13 Russians and three companies with meddling in the 2016

Democrats say that the alleged Russina meddling benefited Trump, a claim refuted by the

Trump has consistently argued that such an alleged interference happened during the term of a and thus this needs to be investigated.

Sessions is Trump's and heads the which is responsible for all such investigations.

Mueller has so far interviewed several of the Trump's former and present campaign officials.

First Published: Thu, February 22 2018. 15:13 IST
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