“President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday hes done confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country`s election meddling since it`s insulting to the Russian leader.
Trump said he took Putin at his word that Russia did not seek to interfere in the US presidential election last year, despite a finding from US intelligence agencies that it did. The fraught relations between the two leaders was underscored anew when Putin`s spokesman said election meddling did not come up when they spoke, even though Trump said it did.
`He said he didn`t meddle. He said he didn`t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times,` Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he flew from Da Nang to Hanoi in Vietnam. Trump spoke to Putin three times on the sidelines of summit here, where the Russia meddling issue arose.
`Every time he sees me, he says, `I didn`t do that,` Trump said. `And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it.`”
The CIA, FBI, NSA and the Director of National Intelligence have concluded that Russia meddled in the United States presidential election.
Granted Donald Trump consults with himself on issues like foreign policy and security because he has a very good brain, but you`d think he`d accept the conclusion of our intelligence agencies that Russia interfered with our 2016 presidential election.
On Saturday Trump suggested he`s done confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country`s election meddling since it`s insulting to the Russian Leader. It should be noted that Putin`s press secretary denied that the two leaders discussed the issue.
Of course Putin is infuriated every time Trump brings up Russian meddling in the election. If the class thug tells the class nerd, “I`m sitting next to you today, and you`d better not cover your test,” and he aces the quiz, of course he will be infuriated if the nerd accuses him of cheating. He will reprimand the nerd, telling him “I didn`t copy your answers, and if you bring up the subject again I will beat the hell out of you.”
The United States intelligence agencies, almost every Democrat and Republican in Congress and Putin himself knows darn well that Russia undermined our political process.
Everybody also knows that Trump is Putin`s little bitch, and that he states that he believes Putin`s denials, because he colluded with the Russians.
Trump may be done confronting Putin over Russia`s interference, but Congress and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are far from finished from investigating Russian meddling.
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