Jul 18, 2018 - World

Trump appears to say Russia no longer targeting the U.S.

President Trump responded "no," when asked during a cabinet meeting whether he believes Russia is still targeting the U.S., per ABC reporter Cecilia Vega, who asked the question. The White House did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment on the president's answer to the question, which was shouted over many voices in a noisy, crowded room.

Why it matters: The U.S. intelligence community is unified in its conclusion that Russia both meddled in the 2016 election and continues to attempt to interfere in American electoral systems. Just yesterday, Trump said that he accepts the conclusions reached by the U.S. intelligence community that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but that there "could be other people also."

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