Trump Sides With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence On Election Meddling

He also took multiple unprompted shots at Hillary Clinton.

Contradicting U.S. intelligence agencies, President Donald Trump said he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claim that the Kremlin did not attempt to interfere in the 2016 election.Trump spoke with the Russian leader this week in Vietnam during a joint summit with other Asia-Pacific countries. When a reporter asked if the subject of Russian election interference came up, Trump said that, “He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election, he did not do what they are saying he did....