Earlier today, President Donald Trump denied accusations of working for the Russian government.
Reviewing President Trump’s Statements
During remarks to the press, the commander-in-chief spoke out about the aforementioned accusations:
“I never worked for Russia. Not only did I never work for Russia, I think it’s a disgrace that you even asked that question because it’s a whole big fat hoax.”
President Trump’s statements come after new reports that the FBI previously opened an investigation into whether or not Trump shared ties with Moscow, Russia. The investigation began after Trump fired former FBI director James Comey. Since the FBI’s investigation loosely connected with Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian collusion during the 2016 election, the special counsel assumed responsibility for it.
During a recent Fox News interview, the president denounced the assertion of working for Russia as “insulting.” Trump furthermore stated that nothing came of the probe.
Trump and Alleged Ties to Russia
Since the inception of Donald Trump’s presidency, he has faced accusations of Russia collusion from critics. Despite the lack of evidence, many Democrats maintain that the probe has merit. Trump’s detractors also note that some of his various associates, such as Michael Cohen, have faced legal consequences as a result of the probe.