On Tuesday, President Trump told journalists that he required no foreign assistance in the 2020 presidential election and that he wasn’t offered any such help.
“I want no help from any nation, and I have been given no assistance from any nation,” Trump told reporters at a press meet in New Delhi, India, when asked whether he would commit on not accepting foreign assistance in the upcoming election.
The president’s comments additionally come after reports surfaced last week that a U.S. intelligence official had advised members of Congress in a classified setting that Russia was meddling in the 2020 U.S. election with an end goal to assist Trump with winning it.
The president and other White House officials have dismissed meeting any intelligence and the denied possibilities of Moscow’s mediating to help in Trump’s reelection. Trump has also emphasized that subsequent reports showing that the official who informed administrators may have exaggerated the evaluation of Russian meddling and stated that Democrats leaked the subtleties as a significant aspect of a “misinformation campaign.”
According to The Hill, U.S. intelligence authorities have likewise informed Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign that Russia has tried to meddle in the primary to help him.
Trump, on Tuesday, denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, saying, “I think it was leaking from the Intelligence Committee,” “In my opinion, Schiff leaked it,” The Hill reported.
The president advised Democrats don’t need Sanders to win “for evident reasons.”
As per The Hill, it isn’t evident whether Congress has been primed on any tries by Russia to meddle in the primary on the part of Sanders.
The U.S. intelligence committee evaluated that Russia meddled in the 2016 election with the point of harming Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and helping Trump.
Trump faced the impeachment trial as he misused his power by asking Ukraine’s president to investigate Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden during a call in July.
Trump was found not guilty, and the Senate acquitted him from the impeachment trial last month.
Article Credit: The Hill/BBC
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