Trump now says he accepts that Russia meddled in 2016 election

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he accepts the assessment of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia was behind a campaign of cyberattacks intended to impact the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, reversing course from a day earlier, when he said he saw no reason why the Kremlin might have launched such an attack.

“Let me begin by saying that, once again, the full faith and support for America’s intelligence agencies, I have a full faith in our intelligence agencies,” Trump told reporters at the top of a White House meeting on Tuesday. “Let me be totally clear in saying that — and I’ve said this many times, I accept our intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place. Could be other people also.”

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