Trump: 'I have zero investments in Russia'
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election 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."

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Emails released by WikiLeaks last week showed top officials at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) apparently planning to undermine Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Manchin: Biden told moderates to pitch price tag for reconciliation bill Biden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions 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 ClintonHeller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 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.