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Election Hack? “Could’ve Been China,” Trump Says

It “could’ve been China,” President Trump told an interviewer who asked about the hack into the 2016 presidential election. In an interview that aired on Sunday with John Dickerson, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News and host of Face the Nation, Trump said it was “very hard” to ascribe blame into the incursions into the American campaigns without catching the hacker “in the act.” When pressed by Dickerson whether the Russians tried to meddle in the election, the president answered he was uncertain. Rather, he pointed to Russian deals by former president Bill Clinton, as well as business dealings with Russia by his opponent in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton, and John Podesta, former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

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