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Washington, Nov 29 : Former US President Donald Trump said that the smear campaign, which lasted for a big part of his presidency, prevented him from engaging in good relations with Russia and achieving good results for both countries.
Trump recalled the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.
“The Mueller thing, although it worked out good, but it took two and a half years and it made it very difficult to deal with certain countries, in particular Russia. You know, we could have done some great things with Russia … Very good for our country, also good for Russia,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News published on Sunday.
Trump added that because the ongoing Mueller investigation accused him of conspiracy or coordination with Russia as a means to influence the results of the 2016 presidential election, he could not build a strong relationship with the country.
“You couldn’t do that, because they would have said: ‘oh, he loves Russia.’ These people are sick,'” Trump said.
Throughout his interview, Trump continued to advertise his photobook titled “Our Journey Together” which will be released on December 7 and includes over 300 captioned photos celebrating his time as US president.
Trump also criticized current US President Joe Biden’s tactics when withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and noted what he would have done it differently if he was re-elected.