Unique Suggest Robert Mueller on Friday indicted thirteen Russian nationals on fees of meddling within the 2016 election with phony social media posts and different techniques. Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that he by no means stated Russia had now not interfered within the election — however he again and again did say that.
I by no means stated Russia didn’t meddle within the election, I stated “it can be Russia, or China or any other united states or team, or it can be a four hundred pound genius sitting in mattress and enjoying together with his pc.” The Russian “hoax” used to be that the Trump marketing campaign colluded with Russia – it by no means did!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
However he has many times indicated that he believes Putin’s denials of Russian interference and disregarded reviews of meddling as “pretend information”.
Russia communicate is FAKE NEWS placed out via the Dems, and performed up via the media, with a view to masks the large election defeat and the unlawful leaks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2017
It’s the similar Pretend Information Media that stated there’s “no trail to victory for Trump” that may be now pushing the phony Russia tale. A complete rip-off!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2017
The Democrats needed to get a hold of a tale as to why they misplaced the election, and so badly (306), in order that they made up a tale – RUSSIA. Pretend information!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February sixteen, 2017
In a while after the 2016 election, Trump advised Time mag “I don’t consider they interfered. That become a giggling aspect, now not a speaking aspect, a giggling aspect. Any time I do one thing, they are saying ‘oh, Russia interfered.’”
Ultimate July, Trump stated he had again and again requested Putin concerning the matter and that the Russian president had forcefully denied it. “First query, first 20, 25 mins, I stated, ‘Did you do it?’ He stated, ‘No, I didn’t, completely now not.’ I then requested him a 2d time, in a unconditionally other approach. He stated, ‘Completely now not,” Trump stated. “Any person did say if he did do it, you wouldn’t have came upon approximately it. That is an overly fascinating aspect.”
Then, in November, he used to be much more adamant that he took Putin at his phrase at the matter. “Each and every time he sees me he says, ‘I didn’t do this,’ and I in reality consider that once he tells me that, he approach it,” Trump advised Axios.