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Clinton campaign colluded with Russians, alleges Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

today alleged that the campaign colluded with Russians in the 2016 presidential polls, a charge he himself has been fending against since winning the elections.

"Collusion with was very real. and her team 100 per cent colluded with the Russians, and so did who is on tape trying to collude with what he thought was Russians to obtain compromising material on DJT (Donald J Trump)," he tweeted.

It is a first time Trump has said that there was Russian interference in the presidential polls, but alleged they colluded with the Hillary Campaign and not his team, as his detractors have been alleging.

"We also know that paid through a firm, eventually Kremlin connected sources, to gather info on Donald Trump," he alleged.

His tweets comes amidst investigations by Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, into the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 and collusion with the Trump campaign.

The US has denied the allegation.

Trump met with in Helsinki, last month and later in a joint press conference with the Russian President, he dismissed his own intelligence chiefs' conclusion that Putin himself oversaw the effort to damage Clinton.

Trump has repeatedly branded the Mueller probe a "witch hunt".

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 21:55 IST