George W. Bush: 'Clear evidence that Russians meddled' in US election

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Bush said on Thursday that the US needs to "welcome" immigrants and thank them for doing the "jobs that Americans won't do". "Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results".

US intelligence agencies agreed in 2016 that Moscow was responsible for meddling in the election - prompting multiple investigations into President Donald Trump's campaign over potential collusion with Russian agents. After a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hanoi, Vietnam, in November, Trump said Putin was "sincere" in his denials. Uber exec says "no justification" for covering up breach MORE said Wednesday that Russian Federation is already attempting to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections.

President Bush also stepped into the current debate about deporting those children born to illegal immigrants, a policy President Trump has expressed support for.

"So show us the PROOF of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump Administration.there is NONE after over a year of saying there is", wrote one person. "He's got a chip on his shoulder.The reason he does is because the demise of Soviet Union troubles him". Therefore, many of his movements (are) to regain Soviet hegemony.

"Putin is a brilliant tactician who has the capacity to detect weakness and exploit it", he said.

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"The Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other", he said at the time, adding that while Russian interference will not be successful, "foreign aggressions, including cyberattacks, disinformation and financial influence, should never be downplayed or tolerated". "Americans don't want to pick cotton at 105 degrees (Fahrenheit), but there are people who want put food on their family's tables and are willing to do that".

"But there are people willing to do jobs Americans aren't willing to do".

"We ought to be able to say thank you, and to welcome them".

Bush acknowledged the USA immigration system is "broken" and explained that he "tried [to fix it], but unsuccessfully". Milken pleaded guilty to securities-law violations in 1990 and served 22 months in prison.