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2016 election 'not affected' by Russia: Trump

President Donald Trump
Russia did not manage to affect the outcome of the 2016 US election, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday after an official investigation detailed how Moscow interfered in the contest.

Writing on Twitter, Trump stopped short of acknowledging Russia meddled in the election which saw him beat his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton but said that blame for any interference lay with his predecessor Barack Obama.

"Anything the Russians did concerning the 2016 Election was done while Obama was President," said Trump in reaction to the publication of a long-awaited report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

"He was told about it and did nothing! Most importantly, the vote was not affected."