Trump boasts about discussing ‘Russia hoax’ during private phone call with Putin: ‘Very productive talk!’
Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin -- screenshot

President Donald Trump confirmed he discussed the end of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Mueller's long-awaited report detailed extensive efforts by Russia to interfere with the U.S. election in 2016, and resulted in the indictments of numerous Russian individuals and entities, but could not establish enough evidence to charge any Trump campaign associates in a conspiracy.

Trump has consistently denied Kremlin attempts to meddle in the election, except for occasionally blaming his predecessor, President Barack Obama, for failing to stop them.