"I would prefer not to say that, but you can believe that all this happened, and it happened during my administration," Trump told Steve Hilton of Fox News about 39, a report that he personally authorized a cyber attack on Russia during the investigation period. the midterms.
When asked why he had not talked about it, Trump said "because they do not like me to speak, the intelligence services say," Please Do not talk about intelligence, "you know that sometimes the intelligence is good, and sometimes you look at Comey, and you look at Brennan and you look at Clapper, and I'm supposed to believe in that intelligence? I never believe in that intelligence. "
The National Security Council did not respond to CNN's request for comments on what the President was specifically referring to.
"No one has been harder on Russia than me," said Trump in response to critics claiming he was a mere puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the newspaper, officials said Trump had approved the general operation to prevent Russia from interfering in the US elections.