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meddle in (something)

To involve oneself in some situation or activity, especially that which one is not meant or welcome to be involved in. I would have gotten away with the money laundering if you hadn't gone meddling in the company's financial affairs! My parents are always meddling in my love life, trying to set me up on dates with guys I have no interest in.
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meddle with (someone or something)

To interfere or involve oneself with someone or something in an intrusive, unwelcome, or unsolicited manner. I would have gotten away with the money laundering if you hadn't gone meddling with the financial accounts! I wouldn't meddle with them if you know what's good for you—they have enough money and power to cause some real problems for you.
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meddle in something

to intrude [oneself] into something. I wish you wouldn't meddle in my affairs. Go meddle in someone else's business.
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meddle with someone or something

to interfere with someone or something; to mess around with someone or something. Please don't meddle with me. I am in a bad mood. Would you please stop meddling with my computer?
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Earlier Trump had questioned the Obama administration as to why they did not take any action if they knew of Russian meddling beforehand.
"There is even no need for Mueller's commission (Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting an investigation into Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election in the US) here," Lavrov added.
"We are in no way meddling in Greece's internal affairs, but on the issues within the competence of the UN Security Council Russia will be expressing its point of view," TASS is citing the Russian diplomat as saying.
The comments, which come from a one-hour BBC documentary, "Prince, Son And Heir: Charles At 70," mark the first time he has publicly addressed concerns that he could be a meddling monarch.
Bolton told reporters in Moscow he expected Russian meddling in US politics to be discussed at the summit.
He claimed he was only accountable for intervening in politics, not guilty of election meddling, but the appeals court overturned the verdict in 2015, sentencing the former NIS chief to three years in prison.
"Now that Adam Schiff is starting to blame President Obama for Russian meddling in the election, he is probably doing so as yet another excuse that the Democrats, lead by their fearless leader, Crooked Hillary Clinton, lost the 2016 election," Trump wrote.
The charges were made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling.
Trump tweeted, 'Finally, Liddle' Adam Schiff, the leakin' monster of no control, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election.
Speaking at a news conference, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said there was no allegation that any American was 'a knowing participant in this illegal activity' nor was it alleged that the meddling altered the election outcome.
NRM youth wing national coordinator David Ochola accused Godec of meddling in Kenya's politics.
Choi Soon-sil was found guilty of abuse of power, bribery and meddling in state affairs by the Seoul central district court, and the judge, Kim Se-yoon, said: "The accused is sentenced to 20 years in prison."
This is not definitive proof that the Russians are meddling, or continuing to meddle, in U.S.
RUSSIAN cyber attacks on the UK will be probed by parliament as concerns about the Kremlin's meddling hits "critical levels".