Trump Responds To Latest Indictments By Denying Collusion

In an official White House statement, President Trump said "we must unite as Americans" to protect our democracy.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday to proclaim special counsel Robert Mueller's latest round of indictments exonerate him and reveal that his campaign "did nothing wrong".

“Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for president,” Trump tweeted. “The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong — no collusion!”

The news broke earlier Friday that Mueller issued charges against 13 Russians and three Russian organizations in relation to election meddling.

Trump "has been fully briefed on this matter and is glad to see the special counsel’s investigation further indicates—that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump campaign and Russia and that the outcome of the election was not changed or affected," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated in a statement.

In an official White House statement, Trump stressed that in spite of Russian attempts to sow political discord, we must "come together as Americans":

"It’s time we stop the outlandish partisan attacks, wild and false allegations, and far-fetched theories, which only serve to further the agendas of bad actors, like Russia, and do nothing to protect the principles of our institutions," Trump said. "We must unite as Americans to protect the integrity of our democracy and our elections.”