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Trump labels Russia investigations a ‘hoax’

President Donald Trump is continuing to dismiss investigations into Russian interference in last year’s US election.
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President Donald Trump is continuing to dismiss investigations into Russian interference in last year’s US election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is continuing to dismiss investigations into Russian interference in last year’s U.S. election as a ‘‘hoax,’’ as Russian-purchased Facebook advertising comes under scrutiny.

Trump made the statement on Twitter Friday, while taking a shot at his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump later tweeted about what he sees as the only influence over the election.

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Facebook announced Thursday that the company is going to provide Congress with thousands of ads bought by Russians and increase transparency.

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The move came as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.