Trump: Russia probe ‘divides’ the country

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President Donald Trump charged that the stepped-up probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia to tilt last year’s election was dividing the country.
“I think it divides the country,” he told a joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. “There is no collusion between certainly myself and my campaign, but I can always speak for myself, and the Russians — zero.”
US intelligence suspect that Russian President Vladimir Putin orchestrated a sweeping campaign to tilt last November’s vote in the Republican’s favor.
Wednesday’s nomination by the Justice Department of ex-FBI chief Robert Mueller to head the federal probe into the matter comes as the president stands accused of seeking to stall the investigation.—Agencies