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Lewandowski: Russian Meddling Issue ‘Officially Dead’ Because Putin Said He Didn’t Do It

According to one of Donald Trump’s former campaign managers, the issue revolving around whether or not Russia was involved with interfering in last year’s election has now been laid to rest. Why is that? Because the Russian president told President Trump they didn’t do it.

Appearing on Fox and Friends yesterday, ex-Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski weighed in on the first face-to-face meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin and concluded that since Putin denied Russia took part in meddling in the election, the case was now closed.

Stating that Trump took the “issue directly to” Putin and “pressed him very tough to find out if Russia” had anything to do with the election’s outcome, the president was given the answer of no by Putin.

“So I don’t know what else the mainstream media can talk about, other than the fact that there was no collusion, there was no coordination,” Lewandowski said.

He added, “Now the president has taken the issue to the president of Russia and raised it. So now I think the issue is officially dead.”

There have been dueling accounts of whether or not Trump accepted Putin’s denial. Also, the New York Times reported that the president started their meeting by telling Putin he needed to get the question out of the way.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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