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    Confusion Ensues Over Trump’s Russia Comments

    After a massive bipartisan backlash against his assertion Monday that Russia didn’t meddle in U.S. elections, President Donald Trump backed off, claiming that when he said “I don’t see any reason why it would be [Russia]” he meant to say “wouldn’t.” Today, the administration appeared to reverse course twice: While Trump suggested Wednesday morning that Russia’s no longer targeting the U.S. — despite numerous assertions to the contrary by the U.S. intelligence community — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later claimed Trump misunderstood, adding that “the threat still exists.”

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