President Trump continues to insist the Democrats are responsible for any story relating to Russian interference in the 2016 election despite a year's worth of evidence to the contrary. (Meg Kelly/The Washington Post)

When Donald Trump Jr. revealed this week that he had met with a Russian lawyer in the summer of 2016, it was the latest revelation in the continuing story about alleged ties between the Trump camp and Russia, and Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election to help the elder Trump win.

Over the past year — regardless of intelligence reports that found Russians attempting to influence the U.S. election — Donald Trump’s rhetoric has remained consistent. He dismisses any allegation of Russian interference in the election as a “hoax” or “fake news” — often blaming the Democrats for making it all up.

This video, expanding on The Fact Checker’s timeline of every Russia story the president said was a hoax, explores the consistency of Trump’s rhetoric, despite the evolution of the charges about the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 election.

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"This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad!"
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017