The Gist

Are You Being Servered?

Trump tries to deflect questions about Russian election interference by bringing up the servers again.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions during a joint press conference after their summit on Monday in Helsinki, Finland.

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