U.S. President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he departs the Oval Office of the White House for Dallas, in Washington D.C., U.S. October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

That tweeted interpretation was backed up in a confrontational White House press briefing in which CNN’s Jim Acosta challenged press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about a possible bid by the Trump administration to “gin up your own Russian investigation to rival the one on Capitol Hill.” He was referring to congressional investigations into possible collusion with the Kremlin by the Trump campaign as well as a probe by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump and Sanders tried to turn the focus to Democratic presidential nominee Clinton just hours before CNN reported Friday night that a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., had issued the first charges in the investigation led by Mueller into Russian interference in the election. No details were available late Friday.
Accusations about Russian collusion with the Democrats arose following a report in The Washington Post this week that the DNC helped pay for a secret dossier by former British spy Christopher …
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