Trump: 'I have zero investments in Russia'
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE on Tuesday disputed claims that he has financial ties to Russia.

"In order to try and deflect the horror and stupidity of the Wikileakes disaster, the Dems said maybe it is Russia dealing with Trump. Crazy!" he tweeted.

"For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia."

Emails released by WikiLeaks last week showed top officials at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) apparently planning to undermine Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDe Blasio headed to Iowa to speak at political fundraiser Yes, spills happen — but pipelines are still the safest way to move oil Why sexual harassment discussions include lawmakers talking about Bill Clinton’s past MORE's presidential campaign.

Some evidence links the DNC hacker to Russia, and President Obama on Tuesday acknowledged the possibility that Russians hacked the party organization to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin may prefer Trump to Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE because the Republican has "repeatedly expressed admiration" for Putin.

“Anything's possible,” Obama said in an interview with NBC News.
Trump on Monday called it laughable that Russia would help his presidential campaign by leaking the emails.

"The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me," he tweeted.

Clinton's campaign manager on Tuesday said it wasn't a "coincidence" that the emails were released the weekend before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

"All I know is what the experts and the reporters are telling us. What they're saying is it was likely Russian actors," Robby Mook said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"I think the timing around our convention was not a coincidence," he continued.
But Mook declined to say whether he thought Trump's presidential campaign directed Russia to hack the DNC.