(National Sentinel)Â Election 2016:Â President Donald J. Trump, following a meeting in Vietnam with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said he believed him when the Kremlin leader said his country did not “meddle” in the U.S. presidential election last year.
Also, he added that Obama-era intelligence chiefs, CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, were “political hacks” who were doing the bidding of President Obama and the Democratic Party when they claimed Russia intervened in the election to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. He also lumped fired FBI Director James Comey in with the intel chiefs.
â€œEvery time he sees me he says â€˜I didnâ€™t do thatâ€™ and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it,â€ the president said aboard Air Force One. â€œI think he is very insulted by it, which is not a good thing for our country.
“He says that very strongly, he really seems to be insulted by it and he says he didnâ€™t do it. You can only ask so many times. He said he absolutely did not meddle in our election,” Trump said.
U.S. intelligence agencies have said all along they believe Russia was behind efforts to interfere in the U.S. election last year, but other intelligence experts and Cold War veterans have added that is nothing new for Moscow. They also note that the United States’ intelligence agencies are equally culpable in meddling in the political processes of Russia and other countries over the years.
As for the intel chiefs and Comey,Â â€œTheyâ€™re political hacks,â€Â Trump said.
â€œSo you look at it, and then you have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comeyâ€™s proven now to be a liar and heâ€™s proven to be a leaker,” he continued. “And you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with that. Now, you are not going to get into an argument, you are going to start talking about Syria and the Ukraine.â€
Clapper has also been accused of lying to Congress about NSA domestic spying.
He also laid the blame for Obama’s poor relationship with Russia at the feet of Clinton, who as Obama’s secretary of state tried to clumsily “reset” relations with Moscow at the outset of his administration. Trump recounted how Clinton used aÂ large button with â€œresetâ€ spelled incorrectly in Russian as a prop.
â€œShe hit that reset button, it was a joke. But she tried and she failed,â€ the president said. â€œSometimes you donâ€™t have chemistry with someone you donâ€™t. But [President] Obama did not have the right chemistry and Hilary was in way over her head. Russia could really help us and the Democrats wanted to have a good relationship with Russia but they couldnâ€™t do it because they didnâ€™t have the talent, they didnâ€™t have the chemistry to do it, they didnâ€™t have what it takes.â€
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Clinton has said that she was confident Putin tried to help Trump win last year because the Kremlin leader “hates” her.
â€œThere is a time when I think Putin and I, President Putin and I, would have a great relationship and that would be great for both countries,” Trump continued.
“And it would take a lot of danger out of this world. Itâ€™s a dangerous time â€“ this isnâ€™t small stuff. This is a very dangerous time. Having a great relationship or even a good relationship with the president of Russia â€“ Hillary tried it, she failed, nobody mentions it.â€
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