|RT | Feb 17, 2018|
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"There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media,” Gidley told the show Fox and Friends on Saturday. Gidley said the two groups spread false stories and narratives about supposed collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.
"[They] continued to push this lie on the American people for more than a year, and frankly Americans should be outraged by that."
.@hogangidley45: “There are two groups that have created chaos more than the Russians and that’s the Democrats and the mainstream media.” pic.twitter.com/HBmruoSUn3— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 17, 2018
Last year, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton publicly stated that Russian interference, as well as the actions of then-FBI Director James Comey, were to blame for her loss to Trump in the 2016 elections, a view shared by many of her supporters.
President Trump has consistently denied all allegations of collusion, decrying the charges against his campaign as politically-motivated. Trump also said that the Democrats simply tried to find some dirt on him to explain the loss of their candidate.
“After 1 year of investigation with Zero evidence being found, Chuck Schumer just stated that ‘Democrats should blame ourselves, not Russia,’" he tweeted last summer, referencing remarks made by the Senate Minority Leader, a Democrat from New York.
For his part, President Donald Trump has claimed that the indictment, which accuses the Russians of having started their campaign as early as 2014, vindicates him and his staff of any wrongdoing.
“Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president,” he tweeted. “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!”
Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong - no collusion!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 16, 2018