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Trump admin claims 'no evidence' of collusion with Russia

AFP  |  Washington 

Donald Trump's administration today insisted "nothing has changed" after revelations that the FBI is investigating his campaign's links to and said there was no collusion.

"There is NO EVIDENCE of Trump-collusion and there is NO EVIDENCE of a Trump-scandal," a senior administration official said in a written statement after FBI director James Comey's explosive Congressional testimony.

Trump followed up with a series of tweets, providing his take on lengthy testimony, claiming -- misleadingly -- that the FBI and NSA testified that "Russia did not influence electoral process."

In testimony, FBI Director James Comey and NSA director admiral Mike Rogers stated that Russia did not hack ballot counts, but did try to sway the in Trump's favor.

Trump also focused on leaks of information about his aides' ties to Russia and appeared to imply that his predecessor was among those who could have provided the information to journalists.

"FBI Director Comey refuses to deny he briefed on calls made by Michael Flynn to Russia," Trump tweeted.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 23:07 IST