Donald Trump: Russian meddling probe an American disgrace

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 10:21 IST | Agencies

US President Donald Trump claims a Republican memo vindicates him in the FBI probe into the 2016 elections

Trump speaks during a meet at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Sterling, Virginia on Friday. Pic/AFP
Trump speaks during a meet at the Customs and Border Protection National Targeting Center in Sterling, Virginia on Friday. Pic/AFP

President Donald Trump has claimed that a declassified Republican memo totally vindicates him in an FBI probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 polls and called the investigation an 'American disgrace'. The four-page document released on Friday accused senior law enforcement officials of misleading a court in order to conduct surveillance on a former Trump campaign adviser during its probe into the alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election.

"This memo totally vindicates 'Trump' in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on," Trump tweeted. "Their (sic) was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction. This is an American disgrace!" he said. Agencies

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