Donald Trump has admitted that Russia could have interfered in the US election.
Speaking at a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda, the US President said he thinks Russia and possibly other countries could have meddled with the election he won in November.
Possible Russia interference in the election is currently the subject of a US investigation, however, the Kremlin has strongly denied all allegations.
‘It could very well have been Russia but I think it could have been other countries and I won’t be specific but I think a lot of people interfere,’ he said.
‘It’s been happening for a long time. It’s been happening for many, many years.’
In the conference, he said that former president, Barack Obama, learnt of the hacking allegations in August but took no action until after the Republican was elected.
‘He was told in early August, presumably by the CIA, that Russia was trying to get involved, meddling, pretty strongly with the election,’ he added.
Trump is in Warsaw for a meeting of heads of state from central Europe, the Balkans and Baltic states and he used the conference to urge NATO allies in Europe to spend more on defence.
Responding to the president’s comments, the Kremlin disagreed with his assessment of their behaviour as destabilising.
A spokesman said the nation regrets the lack of understanding between the two countries.
Original Article: Metro