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Trump Says He Discussed the ‘Russian Hoax’ in Phone Call With Putin

Trump Says He Discussed the ‘Russian Hoax’ in Phone Call With Putin

Trump discussed Russia Hoax with PutinPresident Trump said on Friday that he  discussed the “Russian Hoax” with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia,  in their first conversation since the release of the special counsel’s  report, which found that “the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.”

In a pair of midday tweets,  Mr. Trump said he and Mr. Putin had a “long and very good conversation”  in a phone call that lasted over an hour and covered a wide range of  issues, including trade, nuclear arms control, Ukraine, North Korea, and  Venezuela.

Coming shortly after the  release of the report by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III,  which documented Russian efforts to tilt the election in Mr. Trump’s  favor but did not find him or his aides guilty of conspiring with  Moscow, the phone call appeared to be an effort to turn the page on the  entire affair.

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