I asked a senior national security official about POTUS’s comments to a journalist, when she asked if he spoke with Putin about Russian election interference, “Oh you don’t really believe this. Do you believe this? Ok, fine. We didn’t talk about it.” 1/

2/ The senior national security official on those comments: “Everyone at this point ignores what the president says and just does their job. The American people should take some measure of confidence in that.”