Monday on Fox News Channel, reacting to coverage of President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press conference in Helsinki, network anchor Shepard Smith said “there’s no question, none at all,” that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.
Smith said, “There’s no question, none at all, from his own employees, his own intelligence services, and members of his own party. Russia interfered in our 2016 election and is interfering in the democratic process right now. Just last Friday, Justice Department officials announced new charges against 12 Russian agents accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.”
He added, “Today President Trump said there was no collusion and ended the roughly 40-minute conference after a 130-minute private meeting, in which we may never have details, by calling the investigation a total witch hunt. The Russian president Putin denied any wrongdoing. He called possible collusion with the Trump campaign nonsense. The summit in Helsinki comes after President Trump had a contention meeting with some of America’s best allies during the NATO summit in Brussels and with the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May.”
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