President Trump on Friday dismissed intelligence officials' warnings that Russia is meddling in the 2020 campaign to help his re-election. On Thursday, The New York Times reported the House Intelligence Committee recently learned from intelligence official Shelby Pierson that Russia was working to get Trump re-elected. A day after the briefing, Trump reportedly berated acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire for allowing it to occur, and on Friday, Trump claimed "another misinformation campaign is being launched by Democrats," calling it a "hoax." Trump intends to replace Maguire on an acting basis with U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a staunch loyalist. On Friday, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), who Trump said he was considering to fill the position permanently, said he's not interested.

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