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Trump backtracks on Russia meddling

He was careful to make clear he sided with the intelligence agencies under his own leadership

Steve Holland | Reuters  |  Hanoi 

US President Donald Trump on Sunday attempted to clear up confusion over whether he accepts Russian President Vladimir Putin’s denials of meddling in the US election last year.  At a news conference in Vietnam, Trump distanced himself from remarks he made on Saturday in which he suggested he believed Putin when he said there had been no Russian meddling in the election that took him to the White House.  The comments had drawn criticism at home because US intelligence agencies have long since concluded there was Russian meddling.  “As to ...

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 02:04 IST