Trump says agrees with U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian meddlin

HANOI, VIETNAM (NOVEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (November 12) that he agreed with the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment on Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election.

He was speaking a day after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and saying he believed the Russian leader when he denied accusations that Russia meddled, despite U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion of Russian interference.

Addressing a news conference during a visit to Vietnam, Trump said he was not interested in arguing with Putin over meddling and wanted to get on with Russia to work on world problems.

He also said that it was possible he could be friends with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un one day and that it would be “very, very nice” but he was not sure that it would happen.