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Rudy Giuliani: Obama Trying to Cause Problems for Trump

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By    |   Friday, 30 Dec 2016 10:53 AM

President Barack Obama is trying to cause issues for incoming President-elect Donald Trump through his recent actions on Israel and Russia, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Friday.

"I find it extraordinary in what President Obama is doing," Giuliani told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "I've never seen a president try to create more problems for a future president."

First, Obama "double crosses Israel," Giuliani said. "After many times and many other presidents vetoing the condemnation of Israel for taking the settlements, he does it and creates lack of leverage for Israel and the United States in trying to trade land for peace or try other negotiations in the last hours of his presidency."

And then, after "18 months" of Russian hacking, "he finally does something about it," Giuliani said of the president's announcement on Friday about sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of 35 persons accused of spying.

"Why didn't he do something about it 18 months ago?" Giuliani asked. "It wouldn't have happened. Somebody can honestly say none of this would have happened if President Obama had been awake, if President Obama had listened to Mitt Romney when Mitt Romney said Russia was a threat and he laughed at him. "

But Obama didn't take action with Russia for many other actions, and he invited the nation into Syria, bringing it "back into the Middle East after 30 years of being out of the Middle East," Giuliani said.

And he does not see why he took action now, with just two weeks left in office.

"He does a bunch of these sanctions just to create a problem for Russia, and it's not only too little too late, it's almost silly in the way he did it," said Giuliani.

Trump will need to get his own people to review Trump's actions on Russia, Giuliani said, and he thinks there is "no question that the intelligence that President Obama has been getting has either been incompetent or politicized."

"This is the guy who thought Russia wasn't a threat back just four years ago," Giuliani said. "This is the guy that allowed this hacking to go on for 18 months. If the Democrats want to be angry about the hacking here, they should get angry at Barack Obama for doing nothing about it."

Russians are accused of hacking into servers of the Democratic National Committee and of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta, but Giuliani on Friday said of the Democrats hadn't "written awful things, the hacking would have meant nothing."

However there's a "much bigger" picture in play than simple hacking, said Giuliani, and that's why Obama's "petty little actions like this don't mean very much."

"It's almost a mockery to say this is too little too late," the former mayor said. "If it is really true, the response should be much stronger, but I want to see that report . . . I do investigations of hacking. I would want my own people to investigate this, and I would want to know who really did it and then I would hit them back so hard they wouldn't be able to do it again."

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