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Trump repeatedly ducks questions about alleged campaign contacts with Russia

Original story at Mother Jones• 9 mentions • 8 months ago

In a wide-ranging and an at-times erratic press conference that lasted more than an hour Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump said that he had "nothing to do" with any possible contacts between his campaign associates and Russia during last year's election. But he repeatedly declined to assure reporters that no such contacts took place. "Well I had nothing to do with it," Trump said when pressed on whether his campaign aides had conversations with Russian intelligence. "I have nothing to do with Russia. I have no deals there." At another point during the press conference, he said that "nobody that ...