A day after it was announced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, the president’s national security adviser said that it Russia meddling was abundantly clear.
“As you can see with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain, whereas in the past it was difficult to attribute for a couple of reasons,” National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
He added, “Whereas in the past, it was difficult to attribute for a couple of reasons. First, technically it was difficult. But then also you didn’t want to divulge your intelligence capabilities. Now that this is in the arena of a law enforcement investigation, it’s going to be very apparent to everyone.”
Prior to the indictments coming out, it was reported that President Donald Trump continued to express doubt that Russia interfered in the election, despite the intel community’s leaders recently reiterating during a Senate hearing that Russia meddled in 2016 and was planning on interfering in this year’s elections.
Following the charges being announced, Trump took to Twitter to note that the interference began before he entered the presidential race, claim that his campaign did nothing wrong and declare that there was “no collusion.” The White House later sent out a statement that blared “NO COLLUSION” in ALL CAPS.
Meanwhile, it was reported on Friday that Mueller has not concluded the investigation into whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to interfere in the election.
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