These Seven Top Aides To Donald Trump Have Said His Campaign Had No Connection To The Russians

"We don't know of any, any contacts with Russian agents."

Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday published the emails setting up his meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer as "part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump" during the presidential campaign.

For months, top aides in the Trump administration and campaign have sought to discredit reports that his campaign worked with Russians to tip the election in his favor. Here are seven:

Donald Trump Jr. — July 24, 2016

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In a CNN interview that took place in July 2016 — more than a month after the meeting with the Kremlin-connected lawyer would have taken place — the president's son called suggestions that Russia was trying to help Trump and hurt Clinton "lies."

Mike Pence — Jan. 15, 2017

FLASHBACK: Mike Pence January 2017. Q: Did any Trump campaign member have contact with the Russians? Pence: "Of c…

"Of course not," was the vice president's response in January when asked if anybody in the Trump campaign had any contact with the Russians trying to interfere in the election.

"I think to suggest that is to give credence to some of these bizarre rumors that have swirled around the candidacy," Pence said.

Reince Priebus — Feb. 19, 2017

Sean Spicer — Feb. 27, 2017

Sarah Huckabee Sanders — June 27, 2017

"We've been going on this Russia-Trump hoax for the better part of a year now, with no evidence of anything," Huckabee Sanders, the White House's deputy press secretary, said in June.

And on Monday, Huckabee Sanders emphasized the White House's position that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"Again, I think I've been very clear, our position is that no one within the Trump campaign colluded in order to influence the election," Huckabee Sanders said.

On Tuesday, she said she stood by her statement.

Kellyanne Conway — July 10, 2017

Conway, an adviser to the president, said there is "no evidence" of collusion.

At least as far back as Dec. 18, 2016, Conway denied that anyone involved with the Trump campaign had contact with Russians trying to interfere in the election.

Sebastian Gorka — July 11, 2017

Gorka, a White House national security adviser, called the Russia story a "hoax" on Fox News.

And finally, President Donald Trump himself, who has led the charge in trying to discredit claims that his campaign was influenced by Russians election meddling on his behalf.

Again, the story that there was collusion between the Russians & Trump campaign was fabricated by Dems as an excuse for losing the election.

The Russia-Trump collusion story is a total hoax, when will this taxpayer funded charade end?

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