Trump says he spoke with Putin about ‘Russian hoax,’ didn’t warn him against 2020 election meddling

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said he briefly discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, but didn’t warn his Russian counterpart to not meddle in the next US election. Friday’s phone call was the first between the two leaders since the release of the Mueller report, which found that members of the Trump campaign expected they would benefit from Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election, but didn’t find that they conspired with the Kremlin. On Saturday, the President in a tweet doubled down on what he called a “very good call” with Putin, knocking news coverage of Mueller’s investigation. “Tremendous potential for a good/great relationship with Russia, despite what you read …