Trump de­nies col­lu­sion af­ter rev­e­la­tions in Rus­sia probe

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

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.

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