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Jul 18, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
And the first @WhiteHouse briefing since the #Europe trip is underway
"The president was saying no to answering questions," says @PressSec, clarifying earlier response from @POTUS when he was asked about whether #Russia is still a threat. "He does believe they would certainly target U.S. elections again."
"We're looking at it," responds @PressSec to latest indictment of Russian in US.
"The president has been extremely tough on Russia," according to @PressSec. "He has taken action against Russia on a number of occasions."
"We're aware of others who have made attempts," to target US elections, according to @PressSec replying to question about @POTUS statement on other countries possibly involved, besides #Russia.
"I'm interpreting what the president said, I'm not reversing it," @PressSec replies to reporter about today's @POTUS 'no' answer.
"I'm not aware of one", replies @PressSec to @Acosta of whether a recording was made of @POTUS-Putin one-on-one meeting.

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