|President Donald Trump on Monday said both he and Russian President Vladimir Putin lamented the “wedge” that had been driven between the United States and Russia because of the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller.
In his first television interview shortly after his one-on-one with Putin, Trump told friend and Fox News host Sean Hannity that “we’ve had a phony witch hunt deal drive us apart.”
“President Putin . . . one of the early things that he said when we started, ‘it’s really a shame, because we could do so much good,’ whether it is humanitarian aid throughout the Middle East, so many different things,” Trump said. “The safety of nuclear power, which ultimately, there is nothing bigger and more important. And they drove a phony wedge . . .”
Trump asserted Putin is “angry” about the Mueller probe — and the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers.