President Trump Accepts Conclusion That Russia Meddled In 2016 Election

President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump said that he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Trump added that he misspoke during a press conference in Helsinki following his one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Trump explained that after listening to his remarks, he realized that he said he "doesn't see any reason why it would be" the Russians who meddled in the election. Trump clarified that he meant to say that he "doesn't see any reason why it would not be" the Russians.

Trump reiterated that there is no evidence that his campaign colluded with agents of the Russian government during the lead-up to the 2016 election. 

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