It’s one of the more recent million-dollar questions in politics: Did President Trump believe Russian President Vladimir Putin when the latter leader insisted that Russia didn’t attempt to interfere in the 2016 American election? As Fox’s Chris Wallace wants to know in this clip, did President Trump adequately grill Putin on this issue when the two met privately amidst the meetings going on at the recent G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany?
White House Chief of Staff (and former Chairman of the Republican Party) Reince Priebus has the answer to both questions, but one should also understand that in the meeting between Trump and Putin, only six people were present in the room: President Trump, Russian President Putin, Secretary of State Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and two translators. This means that anything that was reported as to who said what would have had to have come from one of those six people.
While Lavrov has claimed that Trump explicitly took Putin at his word regarding denial of Russia’s interference in the election, Priebus vigorously claims otherwise. Of course, as time wears on, we’ll likely know the real truth. But for now, watch as Wallace attempts to get to the bottom of this story with Chief of Staff Priebus.