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"The president has not once called me and said, 'Don't beat up on Russia,' has not once called me told me what to say," Haley said in an interview on ABC.
On Saturday, Trump called on NBC News to "stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story" and focus more on his unproven claims that former President Barack Obama spied on him.
"It is the same Fake News Media that said there is 'no path to victory for Trump' that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!," Trump tweeted.
Haley has often taken an adversarial approach to Russia in her post at the U.N., particularly over the country's 2014 annexation of Crimea and renewed fighting in Ukraine.
In early February, Haley condemned Russia's geopolitical maneuvers in Eastern Ukraine, asserting that Moscow's behavior "demands clear and strong condemnation".
Trump's campaign had 18 undisclosed contacts with officials with Kremlin ties, including Ukrainian oligarch Medvedchuk, - Reuters(0)