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Walden condemns Russian interference in break with Trump

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of American leaders renewing their condemnation of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Walden's comment came after President Donald Trump on Monday said he accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of interceding in the U.S. election. According to the New York Times, Trump said at a news conference, “President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.”

Trump's comments contradict findings by U.S. intelligence agencies and follows the indictment last week of 12 . . .