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Capito, Manchin, McKinley disagree with Trump on Russian meddling


Charleston Gazette-Mail

President Donald Trump listens as Russia’s Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday.
(Bloomberg photo)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s two U.S. senators rebuked President Donald Trump’s Monday dismissal of the intelligence community’s consensus that Russia interfered in America’s 2016 presidential election.

Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., while not addressing Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and ensuing news conference directly, stood with the domestic intelligence community in statements issued Tuesday.

In stark contrast to Trump’s coziness in agreeing with Putin that Russia did not interfere in the election, Capito dubbed Russia to be an adversary.

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