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Trump: Mueller investigation driving a wedge between U.S. and Russia

President Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin.
President Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images

President Trump, in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity following his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, characterized Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation as a "phony, witch hunt deal” that’s driven "a wedge" between the U.S. and Moscow, adding that Putin has called it "a shame.”

"He felt it was very hard for me to make a deal because of, you know, all of this nonsense."
— Trump said in an exclusive interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity.