Trump then took a shot at Adam Schiff by saying that the Intel Committee, which he chairs, should stop leaking.
President Trump on Tuesday told reporters that Russia wants Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders to win the 2020 election.
During a press conference on his two-day trip to India, Trump said the FBI informed Sanders about purported Russian meddling in the election, questioning the bureau’s decision not to inform him.
“They went to see Bernie and they told Bernie about something having to do with they want Bernie to win. They did not tell me, intelligence never told me … anything about that and it was sort of a strange thing that they went to Bernie,” Trump said.
The president also said the initial reports of Russian meddling have been “highly exaggerated,” and he blasted the House Intelligence Committee for alleged leaks, blaming Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).