Despite Mueller Report Findings, Trump Didn’t Discuss Russian Interference With Putin in Recent Call

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The Mueller report concluded that Russia unequivocally interfered with the 2016 presidential election, but President Donald Trump still called the investigation into their meddling a “hoax” on his phone call with Russian President Vladamir Putin on Friday and refused to discuss it any further.

“We had a good conversation about many things, okay?” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office Friday. When asked if he called on Putin to not interfere in the upcoming 2020 election, Trump said he didn’t bring it up.

“We didn’t discuss that. Really, we didn’t discuss that,” he said.

“We discussed five or six things. We also, we went into great detail on various things, especially, I would say, on nuclear. Especially, maybe, on Venezuela. We talked about North Korea at great length, and pretty much that’s it. We also discussed trade. We intend to do a lot of trade with Russia. We do some right now. It’s up a little bit, but he’d like to do trade, and we’s like to do trade. And getting along with Russia […] is a very good thing.”

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Trump later confirmed on Twitter that he mentioned some part of the investigation on the call, but called it the “Russian Hoax” to Putin.

“Had a long and very good conversation with President Putin of Russia,” the president tweeted.  “As I have always said, long before the Witch Hunt started, getting along with Russia, China, and everyone is a good thing, not a bad thing…”

He added in a subsequent tweet: “We discussed Trade, Venezuela, Ukraine, North Korea, Nuclear Arms Control and even the ‘Russian Hoax.’ Very productive talk!”

Trump’s dismissal of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election isn’t shared by most lawmakers in Congress — Republican and Democratic.

“This is a big deal. It’s not just a few Facebook ads,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) said on “Face the Nation” last week. “They were very successful in pitting one American against the other during the 2016 campaign.”

At the time, Graham indicated that he wanted to take serious action against the adversary government.

“The Russians are up to it again,” he warned.  “And here’s what I’d tell President Trump:  Everything we’ve done with the Russians is not working. We need more sanctions, not less.”

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Despite interest from lawmakers on both sides to crack down on Russia, Trump indicated Friday that he wanted to stay on good terms with Putin, even with the 2020 election looming.

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Brad
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Everyone needs to Google – “Obama’s Meddling in Foreign Elections:Six Examples” as published June 14, 2017 by “The American Spectator”…….Obama meddled or attempted influence on Elections in Kenya, Israel, Macedonia, Libya, Honduras, and Egypt. And NOT one shred of concern by any Government Departments or a second of air or media reporting or comment on any of it…..imagine that!

TOM
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It should be assumed that Russia, China, N. Korea, and any other country with the capabilities will be trying to meddle in US elections and anything else they can meddle in. Telling them to stop and drawing red lines in the sand is an Obozo tactic. It is up to the the US to keep the US safe, something that the deomoncraps are totally against doing.

It also should be assumed that the US will continue to meddle in the affairs of other counties.

Screwtape
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Gee…what could be gained by making nice with the #2 or #3 world’s nuclear power?

Idiots would piss them off, then whine about the fallout. (pun intended).

Perhaps Trump chose not to dignify a purely Dim conspiracy. There were clearly more important things to discuss. At least he didn’t offer “flexibility” like OGumby.

Michael
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What a fine collection of Russian apologists and American traitors showing up to comment on this one.

James
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So much noise being broadcast about Trump-Putin, interfering in our 2016 election, etc., etc. BUT, not a single word about #44’s deliberate attempt to interfere in Israel or Egypt’s elections over the years. Muslim #44 even had his “brothers” in the terrorist group – Muslim Brotherhood – working to (successfully) unseat Egypt’s democratically elected President Mubarak. So, now there’s a problem here because the POTUS is Trump? As usual the Muslim gets applause and a pass.

Alan Brandenburg
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It is so very sad that these small minded “journalist”, and I use the term loosely”, who are lacky’s for the Democratic Socialists still think that Trump colluded with the Russians. Just because the Fake News media and the Democratic Socialist think that “collusion” is the worst sin that Russia has ever done, that is now off the table. The mature adults were discussing IMPORTANT issues around the globe.

Rick
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Why does the media think that Trump telling Putin to “stop interfering with our elections”, when the media’s Messiah Obama told Putin to “cut it out” and yet Putin still colluded on a fake Dossier with Hillary Clinton to interfere in the 2016 election? What difference at this point does it make?!?!?

james
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Getting a bit ridiculous now. Now once you even make contact with a Rus you are immediately suspected of colluding or conspiring in the overthrow of this country! What, I can’t even contact my Rus girlfriend? This is really getting insane! The dims in the congress need to “get a life!”

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