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What Trump said about Russia today versus alongside Putin at summit

July 17, 2018

By Staff

President Trump, under fire for siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies — which have repeatedly concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election — changed course Tuesday, when he acknowledged the intelligence agencies’ findings and claimed he misspoke at the summit.

Both Democrats and Republicans had slammed Trump’s performance a day earlier at a summit in Helsinki, Finland, where he praised Putin, a former KGB intelligence officer who told Trump that Russia did not interfere in the election.

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