Trump on Rus­sian med­dling: ”No­body re­ally knows for sure” •

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

WAR­SAW, POLAND» Hours be­fore a cru­cial meet­ing with Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump stopped short Thurs­day of con­demn­ing Moscow for med­dling in the U.S. pres­i­den­tial elec­tion — and re­fused to say if he would raise the is­sue when the lead­ers go be­hind closed doors.

Yet in a speech to a friendly crowd of thou­sands who chanted his name in down­town War­saw, Trump sought to demon­strate that he wasn’t over­look­ing Rus­sian be­hav­ior that has sparked global con­cern, es­pe­cially from Poland and other east­ern and cen­tral Euro­pean na­tions.

“We urge Rus­sia to cease its desta­bi­liz­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in Ukraine and else­where, and its sup­port for hos­tile regimes, in­clud­ing Syria and Iran, and to join the com­mu­nity of re­spon­si­ble na­tions in our fight against com­mon en­e­mies and in de­fense of civ­i­liza­tion it­self,” he said from Krasin­ski Square.

Later, in Ger­many, Trump again ques­tioned the re­li­a­bil­ity of U.S. in­tel­li­gence on the elec­tion is­sue and ar­gued that Rus­sia wasn’t the only coun­try that might be guilty of in­ter­fer­ing.

“No­body re­ally knows for sure,” Trump said.

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