Russia is boasting about President Donald Trump's skepticism of the spy poisoning of Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, as the "best evidence that no evidence of Russian involvement exists."
The remark came via Twitter, which linked to a report in The Guardian.
"Trump told Theresa May he doubted Russia was behind Skripal poisoning," the headline read.
Like the whistleblower complaint about President Trump's phone call with Ukraine, the report was based on second-hand information from a call with a foreign leader. A report in The Washington Post that claimed "Trump harangued" Prime Minister Theresa May in 2018, according to a person briefed on the call.
"In a summer 2018 call with Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump harangued the British leader about her country's contribution to NATO," per the Post this week. "He then disputed her intelligence community's conclusion that Putin's government had orchestrated the attempted murder and poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil."
The report cited an anonymous source.
"Trump was totally bought into the idea there was credible doubt about the poisoning," one person briefed on the call told the Post. "A solid 10 minutes of the conversation is spent with May saying it's highly likely and him saying he's not sure."
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