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Trump says collusion is not a crime as first Russia probe trial begins


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump again attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia and the 2016 U.S. election on Tuesday, reiterating that his campaign did not collude with Moscow and saying collusion is not a crime anyway.

Trump commented hours before his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was due to go on trial on tax and bank fraud charges in Virginia. As the first trial in the 14-month Russia probe, the case throws a fresh spotlight on a federal criminal investigation that has dogged Trump's presidency.

   

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