Trump denies collusion after revelations in Russia probe
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Saturday again denied that his presidential campaign colluded with Russian operatives, but made no comment on claims he directly organised hush payments to ward off a possible sex scandal during his White House run.
Trump took to Twitter to address the multiple court filings that dropped on Friday in special counsel Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “AFTER TWO YEARS AND MILLIONS OF PAGES OF DOCUMENTS (and a cost of over USD 30,000,000), NO COLLUSION!” he said.
While the filings indeed did not appear to reveal evidence of collusion, they did offer a wealth of new information about what Mueller’s team is looking into, along with other federal prosecutors in New York.
Prosecutors directly implicated Trump in efforts to buy the silence of two women who claimed they had had affairs with him, saying he directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to offer them hush money.