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Trump dogged by Russia questions near trip's end

4 months 3 days 3 hours ago Sunday, November 12 2017 Nov 12, 2017 November 12, 2017 10:56 AM November 12, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
MANILA, Philippines - President Donald Trump's lengthy Asia trip is winding down as it began, with a visit meant to be centered on trade and North Korea shadowed by questions about Russia.
Trump was in the Philippines on Monday and remains dogged by things he has said, and has not said, about Russia.
On Saturday, he dismissed the former U.S. intelligence officials who said Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential elections as "political hacks."
On Sunday, he tried to have it both ways, saying he believes both the U.S. intelligence agencies when they say Russia meddled and Russian President Vladimir Putin's sincerity in claiming that his country did not.
Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump is trying to "delegitimize" the intelligence community's assessment.

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