President Trump Monday suggested that he might take Russian President Putin at his word that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election.
Trump was asked whether he blieved U.S intelligence agencies or Putin.
[Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me. They said, they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin, he just said it’s not Russia. I will say this, I don’t see any reason why it would be . . . I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.