Trump claims Obama launched Russia probe to help Clinton
President Trump fired off a tweet targeting the Obama administration on Monday, claiming that the decision to investigate the Trump campaign in the months before the 2016 election was motivated by wanting Hillary Clinton to win.
The facts: The FBI opened an investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow in July 2016, after the DNC announced it was hacked by Russians. About a month later, Obama was informed that Vladimir Putin was directly involved in election meddling, but former administration officials say there were limitations to what they could do. [Go deeper: Trump's question about Obama and Russian meddling — answered]