President Donald Trump has finally admitted what many have known for more than two years: Russia helped him choose him as president.
In a tweet storm that pushes back to the conclusions of Specialist Robert Mueller's study – no cooperation with Russia, perhaps the obstruction of justice – Trump either intentionally or accidentally referred to Moscow's preference for him in the 2016 election. 19659003] "Russia, Russia, Russia! That's all you've heard at the beginning of this Witch Hunt Hoax," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "And now, Russia has disappeared because I had nothing to do with Russia that helps me be elected. It was a crime that did not exist."
The bulk of it, to emphasize, was "I Had nothing to do with Russia that helps me be elected. "In other words, the Kremlin tried to help me win, but I did not coordinate with them. "
Just an hour later, he told reporters that Russia had nothing to help him win, contradicting his own tweet." I have chosen me. Russia did not help me at all, "said the president.
Asked the tweet the first time that Trump said something like that Russia helped him in 2016. He has far refused Moscow played any role in influencing the presidential vote in 2016 as he did for journalists personally, probably because he felt admitting such a thing would ruin his election victory.
He has repeatedly purchased the Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials that Moscow did not intend to float the election to his advantage. will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and strong in his denial today, "Trump said with the Russian leader in Helsinki last July.
But Trump's statements were always contradicted by what US intelligence officials and law enforcement officials said. In January 2017, the top US agencies – including the CIA and the FBI – prepared a public report that "Russia's President t Vladimir Putin ordered an influential campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election, "adds:" We further consider Putin and the Russian government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump. "
And when Mueller published his report in April, he had a whole section devoted to Russia's efforts to interfere throughout the campaign. He followed up during his only public appearance as the Special Advisor on Wednesday by repeating" there were several systematic trials to interfere in our choices. This claim deserves the attention of all Americans. "
So it seems that Trump does not agree with his own tweet. Well, but the real question is, does he agree what his own government is saying? The answer to that seems to be no.