'Ask the President:' Nikki Haley on Penalties for Russian Election Meddling
Nikki Haley told those curious about consequences for Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential election to ask the president himself.
"I think you're going to have to ask the president," the United States ambassador to the United Nations told CBS host John Dickerson Saturday.
President Trump spent the last three days at the G-20 Summit of world leaders in Hamburg, Germany, where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time, as well as many other heads of state.
Trump questioned Putin about Russia's tampering with the U.S. election, which Russia denied. Russia later said Trump accepted their denial, but the White House pushed back on that assertion.
"You had two men who knew the exact same thing, which is Russia did meddle in the elections," Haley said. "I think President Trump wanted to make sure that President Putin was aware that he was acknowledging it, that he knew it."
"President Trump still knows that they meddled. President Putin knows that they meddled, but he is never going to admit to it," she concluded.
"Any country needs to know that there are consequences when they get involved in our elections," she stated, adding that it is good the issue is being investigated in the U.S.