Trump Responds to Russian National Indictments

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Posted: Feb 16, 2018 3:35 PM
Trump Responds to Russian National Indictments

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the U.S. election process. In a detailed 37-page report, the FBI explains how the defendants used false identities to stage political protests, rallies, and recruit Americans in their conspiracy. 

While the nationals reportedly spoke with Trump campaign members and other Americans, the latter did so "unwittingly."

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein emphasized that last point in his announcement from the DOJ headquarters Friday.

"These Americans did not know they were communicating with Russians,” he said.

While he did not answer reporters' questions as he went to board Air Force One on his way to Florida, Trump did tweet about the indictments Friday.

For the past year, President Trump has dismissed the special counsel investigation on Russian collusion as a "hoax." 

The White House also released a statement on the matter, highlighting the "no collusion" part.