Trump believes that Russia interfered in the elections in the United States, but he is not involved in this
WASHINGTON, January 25. /TASS/. The US President Donald trump said that Russia interfered in the past in 2016 American elections, but he didn’t. This was stated on Wednesday at a regular press briefing the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders.
She, in particular, the question was asked: “the President has repeatedly said that there was no collusion between his campaign staff and Russia. What is the value trump puts in the word “conspiracy”. Does he mean the meeting between officials or is it about sharing information?”.
“The President accused that helped him to win the election, but that’s simply not true,’ answered Sanders. — He won because he was the best candidate, the harder he worked, because he said that actually cared about America and Americans voted for him. These slanderous allegations [of conspiracy] began to spread with the aim to recognize him as an illegitimate President.”
According to Sanders, trump believes that Russia’s intervention in the 2016 elections took place, “he mentioned it, but this does not mean that he was involved in this.”
“To say that something happens is one thing, but to promote what is happening is quite different, and they should not be mixed. Some try to do it. He [trump] has made it clear that neither he nor anyone from his campaign headquarters to that are irrelevant,” said the spokesman.
The first reports attributed to RF interference in the electoral process in the United States appeared in the midst of the presidential campaign in July 2016 after breaking the correspondence of the leadership of the Democratic party (DP), which was published on the WikiLeaks website. Then it turned out that in the primaries the national Committee of DP supported Hillary Clinton, acting to the detriment of her party member Bernie Sanders. As claimed by Clinton, to the email hacking was related to Russian hackers. According to the same version of WikiLeaks, the documents were obtained from insiders in the DP.
6 January 2017, the office of the Director of National intelligence published a report which said that a hacker attack on the computer system was undertaken at the direction of the Kremlin in order to “undermine public confidence in the democratic process in the United States” and to discredit Clinton, to increase the chances of trump. No evidence was presented, and the failure to publish was due to the need to protect sources of information.
Trump and his aides have repeatedly rejected suspicions of any improper contacts with Russian officials during the election campaign. Democrats need “excuses for his defeat in the elections”, has repeatedly stressed that the U.S. leader.