Saturday, December 17, 2016
Obama turns down temperature on Trump fight
At The Hill by Jordan Fabian --
President Obama on Friday sought to cool rising tensions with President-elect Donald Trump over allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
Obama expressed hope that Trump would show greater concern about the hacking allegations against Moscow, saying it “shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”
But the president avoided strident criticism of his one-time political rival during his end-of-year news conference.
He downplayed the growing rift between the White House and the Trump team over the hacks and pledged his continued cooperation with the president-elect’s transition team.