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Week of the contradictory White house statements on Russia
The ‘Special Report’ All-Stars to a busy and confusing week for President Trump.
President Trump capped a week of contradictory statements about the Russian activities during the 2016 presidential campaign Via Twitter, “it’s all a big hoax” on Sunday evening.
“So President Obama knew about Russia before the election,” Trump tweeted. “Why didn’t he do something about it? Why didn’t he the our campaign to say? Because it is all a big joke, that’s why, he thought, Crooked Hillary [Clinton] was going to win!!!”
So President Obama knew about Russia prior to the election. Why didn’t he do something about it? Why didn’t he the our campaign to say? Because it is all a big joke, that’s why, he thought, Crooked Hillary win!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2018
It was not clear exactly what trump as a hoax — the ongoing investigation into whether his campaign in cooperation with Russian officials, or the notion that Russia had interfered with the election campaign at any point. But the tweet echoed comments he made in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that aired on Monday.
“He thought to win, Hillary Clinton was, and he did not want to do anything to disturb it,” Trump said at the time. “And to be honest, if I won, he said:” This is the biggest deal.’ But before I won, he said, ” This is nothing, and it can’t happen.’ It is a very hypocritical business.”
After his now infamous press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, Trump again and again she tried to reassure the American public that he accepted the secret services of the unanimous conclusion that the Kremlin had taken place disorders.
On Tuesday, the President tried to claim that he would be a “double negative” and wanted to say “interference would” instead of “not” in a key sentence at his press conference about who was responsible for the choice.
“The sentence should have been: I see no reason why I would — not or why it would not be Russia”, the President said on Tuesday before a meeting with Republican members of Congress.
On the following day, however, Trump appeared to answer “no” to a reporter s whether Russia was targeting the United States, to say, While hours later, press Secretary Sarah Sanders was born Trump had simply tried to put an end to the questioning, by saying “no”, although he continued to discuss, to Russia.
Sunday night, a tweet is to keep likely to a controversy that has distanced alive trump, helpers, and Fans alike.
“The evidence is overwhelming,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S. C., told “Fox News Sunday” hours before the trump card is the latest missive. “It can be proved-beyond all evidential burden, Russia is our friend, and she’s trying to attack us in 2016.”
The most striking comments of the trump consultant came in Thursday, said Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats the Aspen Security Forum that he wished the President had not met with Putin. When Coats was informed by NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell, the Trump Putin, Washington had invited in the autumn, he put drastically his hand to his ear and said to her: “Say that again.” Then he took a deep breath and continued: “OK. This is something special.”
On Saturday, coats issued a clarifying statement: “My admittedly clumsy response was in no way intended to be disrespectful or to criticize the actions of the President.”
“The President must be the people he has chosen to advise him, or those that the consultants need to re-evaluate whether or not you can serve in this administration,” Gowdy said on Sunday, “but the disconnect can’t continue, when the evidence is overwhelming and the President has to say, and how he is.”
Fox News’ Andrew O ‘ Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.