This is Trump’s famous invitation to Russia to interfere with the American election.
The people of Russia clearly favor Trump.
The CIA has confirmed Russia interfered with the US election, and tried to get Trump elected.
President Donald Trump’s senior aide and son in law, Jared Kushner, and ousted adviser Michael Flynn met with the Russian ambassador to the United States at a time when the Trump administration’s relationship with the Russians was under close scrutiny.
SEN. PATRICK J. LEAHY: Several of the President-elect’s nominees or senior advisers have Russian ties. Have you been in contact with anyone connected to any part of the Russian government about the 2016 election, either before or after election day?” the Vermont Democrat asked in a questionnaire.
Sessions recused himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. But he remains under fire for failing to disclose at his January confirmation hearing that he twice met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.during last year’s presidential campaign
Trump’s statements on his relations with Russia have oscillated wildly. Asked in 2013 if he had a relationship with Putin, Trump said, “I do have a relationship, and I can tell you he’s very interested in what we’re doing here today.” In 2014, he recounted, “Putin even sent me a present, beautiful present with a beautiful note, I spoke to all of his people,” and that he “spoke indirectly and directly” with Putin. In 2015, he boasted, “I got to know [Putin] very well.” Last year, he insisted, “I have no relationship with Putin” and that “I don’t know Putin … I never met Putin.”