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Trump reacts to testimony that Hillary Clinton spread discredited Russia claims

Donald Trump has responded to court testimony that Hillary Clinton approved the release of discredited claims that an “undercover server” in Trump Tower communicated with a Russian bank.

“This is one of the biggest political scandals in history,” Trump said. Fox Digital News on Saturday, a day after former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook testified in a Virginia court.

Mook testified that in 2016 Clinton “agreed” to share the secret server allegations with the media. The FBI later dismissed the claims as unfounded.

‘Where can I get my reputation back?’ Trump asked. “For three years, I had to fight her, and fight those crooked people, and you will never fully get your reputation back.”

Trump also attacked fellow Republicans Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, and his own attorney general, Bill Barr, accusing them of failing to respond more forcefully to claims of Russian collusion.

Donald Trump has responded to court testimony that Hillary Clinton approved the release of discredited claims about an 'undercover server' at Trump Tower.

Donald Trump has responded to court testimony that Hillary Clinton approved the release of discredited claims about an ‘undercover server’ at Trump Tower.

The testimony came at the trial of former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman, who is accused of lying to the FBI about his ties to the campaign.

The testimony came at the trial of former Hillary Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman, who is accused of lying to the FBI about his ties to the campaign.

“I had to fight them,” Trump said. “And if we had real leadership, instead of people like Mitch McConnell, they would do something about it. And guys like Bill Barr. They would have done something about it.

Mook’s testimony came at the trial of former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussman, who is accused of lying to the FBI about his ties to the campaign when he raised allegations that a secret server at Trump Tower was communicating with Alpha Bank, controlled by the Kremlin.

Former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified Thursday that the bureau investigated the “undercover server” allegation and found “there was nothing there.”

Sussman was the first to be charged in special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s 2016 Trump-Russia investigation.

Mook told the court that he was first told about Alfa Bank by campaign general counsel Marc Elias.

He said he also discussed it with then-senior adviser Jake Sullivan, now the White House National Security Adviser, and campaign chairman John Podesta about whether to share the information with a reporter.

Robby Mook testified that in 2016 Clinton 'agreed' to share the secret server allegations with the media

Robby Mook testified that in 2016 Clinton ‘agreed’ to share the secret server allegations with the media

“I also discussed it with Hillary,” Mook told the court.

He also admitted that the campaign was “not entirely sure of the legitimacy of the data” but hoped a reporter would follow up and determine whether it was “accurate” or “substantial.”

FBI General Counsel Jame Baker (above) said he was

FBI General Counsel Jame Baker (above) said he was “100 percent certain” that Sussmann told him during the Sept. 19, 2016, meeting at FBI headquarters that he was not there on behalf of any client in particular.

“I don’t remember the content of the conversation, but theoretically the discussion was, hey, we have this and we want to share it with a reporter,” Mook said.

They decided to share it with the reporter after the meeting, he testified.

“I remember he was a member of our press staff,” Mook said. “We authorized a staff member to share it with the media.”

The court was also shown Hillary’s infamous October 31, 2016 message that read: “Apparently, computer scientists have discovered a covert server linking the Trump Organization to a Russia-based bank.”

It included a statement from Sullivan titled “exposing Trump’s secret line of communication to Russia.”

Sussman is accused of lying to the FBI about the fact that he was representing the interests of the 2016 Clinton campaign and another client, even though the campaign says it never authorized Sussman’s actions.

Sussman is accused of lying to the FBI about the fact that he was representing the interests of the 2016 Clinton campaign and another client, even though the campaign says it never authorized Sussman's actions.

Sussman is accused of lying to the FBI about the fact that he was representing the interests of the 2016 Clinton campaign and another client, even though the campaign says it never authorized Sussman’s actions.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Mook said he also discussed Alfa Bank’s link to Clinton’s top aide Jake Sullivan, who is now President Joe Biden’s national security adviser.

James Baker was the FBI’s general counsel in September 2016 when Sussmann scheduled a meeting to provide him with computer data that Sussmann said showed a possible secret channel of communications between Alfa Bank and the Trump Organization.

Sussmann is accused of lying to Baker during that meeting by telling him that he was not submitting the computer data on behalf of a particular client.

Prosecutors allege that Sussmann did not discuss his ties to Clinton because he assumed the FBI would consider the information less credible if it thought it was presented with partisan intent.

Sussmann’s prosecution was brought by John Durham, the prosecutor appointed as a special counsel during the Trump administration to investigate possible government wrongdoing during the early days of the investigation into Russian election interference and possible ties to the Trump campaign.

Defense attorneys denied that Sussmann lied during the meeting and suggested that it is impossible for prosecutors to prove exactly what he said because only Baker and Sussmann were at the meeting and neither took notes.

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