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Trump: 'Nobody Really Knows' Who Interfered in the Election

“I’ve said it very simply. I think it could very well have been Russia. I think it could well have been other countries. I won’t be specific. But I think a lot of people interfere.”
July 6, 2017, 2:28pm

Since assuming office in January, Donald Trump's presidency has been dogged by questions over his administration's Russian connections. While the president and his team have repeatedly dismissed any allegations of wrongdoing, Trump conceded that Russia may have interfered in the 2016 US election Thursday. His comments come just 24 hours before Trump is due to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin face-to-face.

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Speaking at a joint press conference with Polish president Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, Trump admitted he thought Russia was probably behind the hacking of the US election last year—though he added that other countries were also involved.

Asked at the Warsaw event by a reporter to definitively state that Russia interfered in the election, Trump responded, "I've said it very simply. I think it could very well have been Russia. I think it could well have been other countries. I won't be specific. But I think a lot of people interfere." He added: "Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure."

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