February 15, 2017 / 12:30 PM / 6 months ago

Trump says 'Russian connection' is 'non-sense' - Tweet

FILE PHOTO: Then U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016.Carlo Allegri/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed the idea of any "Russian connection" in a tweet that came amid a New York Times report that said members of his presidential campaign had contacts with Russian intelligence officials.

"This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign," he said in a post on Twitter, citing his former Democratic rival in the 2016 presidential contest.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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