Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with RussiaTrump also defended Michael Flynn, the national security advisor whose resignation he demanded and received this week, saying Flynn “wasn’t wrong” for holding pre-inauguration phone calls with the Russian ambassador about US sanctions policy. Instead, Trump accused members of US intelligence agencies of breaking the law by leaking information about the calls. The new president, in the midst of a turbulent week of back-and-forth accusations about contacts with Russia and his battle with the intelligence community, addressed the concerns during an extraordinary White House press conference.



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