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Trump thanks Caputo on Twitter for testifying before House committee

President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to thank Buffalo area political consultant Michael R. Caputo for testifying before the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians.

"Thank you to former campaign adviser Michael Caputo for saying so powerfully that there was no Russian collusion in our winning campaign," Trump tweeted at 8:04 a.m.

Trump's tweet drew responses from dozens of people, many of whom cast doubt that Trump's campaign did nothing wrong and others who said the Russians aren't the reason that Hillary Clinton lost the election.

Caputo told the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors on Friday that he had no contacts with the Russian government before, during or after working for President Trump's campaign in 2015 and 2016.

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"From the day President Trump announced his candidacy until Inauguration Day, to my knowledge I never spoke about his campaign with anyone remotely associated with the Russian government," Caputo said in prepared testimony that he released on his blog before the closed-door session of the committee. "At no time did I ever talk about Russian contacts with any member of the campaign. I certainly did not hear talk of collusion with Russia or any foreign nation."

Michael R. Caputo, left, looks on as his attorney, former New York state Attorney General Dennis Vacco, right, makes remarks to the press following his testimony before the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Friday, July 14, 2017.
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Caputo testifies he never spoke with Russians while working for Trump campaign

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