USA: Trump calls Russia investigation ‘a phony hoax’

SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «It's up to him.» SOT, Abby Phillips, CNN Reporter: «Do you want him to rein in Robert Mueller?» SOT, Donald Trump, US President: «What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions.» US President Donald Trump called Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into potential meddling in the 2016... Еще election «a phony hoax» while speaking to the press in Washington DC on Friday. «The Russian investigation is a hoax. It's a phony hoax. I didn't speak to Russians. The fact is I was a much better candidate than Hillary Clinton, I worked much harder, I went to the right places,» Trump said. Trump was also questioned on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who assumed the role after Jeff Sessions's departure. Abby Phillips of CNN asked Trump whether he wanted Whitaker to «rein in Robert Mueller,» to which Trump replied: «What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions.» Trump also confirmed he'll be meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 in Buenos Aires at the end of November and in Paris next week.

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