US President Donald Trump said reports that Russia supports his re-election are “highly exaggerated.”
His remarks came during the press conference in New Delhi, CBS reported.
"I want no help from any country and I haven't been given any help from any country," Mr. Trump said.
When asked if he believes that Russia intends to intervene in the 2020 presidential election, Trump did not answer directly, instead blasting the leaked information that led to the Washington Post's report that Russia is trying to aid Bernie Sanders' campaign. The latter admitted that he was informed about this about a month ago. Trump expressed disappointment at not being informed.
"What I'm reading ... but they went to see Bernie and they told Bernie about something having to do with they want Bernie to win. They did not tell me, intelligence never told me," the president told reporters. "They never told me anything about that, and it was sort of a strange thing that they went to Bernie."
According to him, reports that Russia supports his re-election are "highly exaggerated." Trump noted it is necessary to stop the leakage of information from the intelligence committee. The president referred to House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, saying without citing evidence that he believes Schiff leaked the information.