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Trump tells Fox News he never believed ‘that intelligence’ from Obama officials — but his officials are saying the same

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President Donald Trump appeared on Fox News Sunday evening after the town hall with Pete Buttigieg. In his interview with Steve Hilton, Trump claimed

Trump was asked about whether he’s actually drained the swamp, a campaign promise he made in 2016. He not only claimed that he did, but he said that somehow the Russian witch hunt helped him do it.

“If you have, I think, one of the things that’s been incredible has been this witchhunt that went on, and I think it’s going on right now, the draining of the swamp, people are running scared,” said Trump, presumably talking about FBI agents and officers he’s prosecuted. “These were bad people. We had tremendously bad people; the witch hunt was a hoax.”

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Hilton then asked Trump if the story was true that he ordered a cyber-attack during the midterm election to prevent election meddling.

Trump refused to answer — sort of.

“I’d rather not say that, but you can believe that the whole thing happened and it happened during my administration because they don’t like me to it talk, intelligence, ‘please don’t talk intelligence.’ Sometimes intelligence is good, and sometimes you look at James Comey and [John] Brennan and [James] Klapper, and I’m supposed to believe that intelligence? I never believed that intelligence.”

Trump was parsing his words, telling Hilton that he “can believe that,” but never confirmed that the story was true. He then pivoted to say that he didn’t believe the intelligence reports under Comey, Clapper, and Brennan, but the intelligence hasn’t changed under the Trump administration, only the people delivering the intelligence has.

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It’s unclear if Trump is admitting that he only believes intelligence reports if it is delivered by someone he likes.

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