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Trump: ‘I haven’t called Russia in 10 years’

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President Trump on Monday appeared to dismiss a question about his aides’ alleged ties to Russia by saying he hasn’t spoken to the country in a decade.

“I haven’t called Russia in 10 years,” he told a reporter who asked him whether a special prosecutor should carry out an investigation.

Seconds earlier, he mouthed the word “no” to a gathering of health insurance executives he was meeting with at the White House.

{mosads}Trump has repeatedly denied that he and his aides have had inappropriate contact with Moscow.

His latest claim follows a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who spoke with Trump by the phone on Jan. 28.

It’s customary for leaders of the two countries to speak, despite heightening geopolitical tensions.

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