Secretary of State suggested to ’ that President didn’t have time to bring up U.S. election interference in his Friday with Russian leader .
Pompeo was testy and appeared exasperated in the Sunday interview, saying he was “confused” when Wallace asked him why Trump didn’t raise the issue when he phoned Putin. Trump did have time to discuss what he referred to as the “Russian hoax,” referring to special counsel ’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia.
The president said he did not specifically speak to Putin about the Kremlin’s interference in the U.S. presidential election, which Mueller — backed by American intelligence findings — said was “sweeping and systematic.”
“Why doesn’t the president get tough