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Gorka: ‘Pure fantasy’ that Trump camp was ‘in bed with Vlad’

Former White House aide Sebastian Gorka said in an interview published Friday that it is “pure fantasy” that President Trump’s campaign was “in bed with Vlad” during the 2016 election.

Gorka acknowledged in an interview with Recoil magazine that “the Kremlin has been mucking around in democratic elections around the world since its inception,” but denied that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid Moscow’s election meddling last year.

“The Kremlin has been mucking around in democratic elections around the world since its inception. That’s not news,” Gorka said. “But the idea that the Trump campaign was in bed with Vlad is pure fantasy.”

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“It’s just another way for the losing candidate to ignore her own culpability for her abysmal performance,” Gorka added, pinning the claims of collusion on Trump’s former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton. 

Special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is spearheading a broad probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, including looking at ties between campaign associates and Russian officials.

Mueller has issued indictments against the campaign’s former chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate Richard Gates, while former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents involved in the Russia probe.

Gorka also slammed the “fake news industrial complex” for its coverage of the election and Trump’s presidency in the interview, going after inaccurate polling last November that predicted a landslide victory for Clinton and “hit pieces” written against him and his family. 

The former national security aide, who left the White House in August, said that it was his “unequivocal honor” to serve Trump and the president’s “Make America Great Again” agenda, and pointed to the travel ban on Muslim-majority countries as one of his proudest accomplishments during his White House tenure. 

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