Russian Federation meddled in United States election - George W. Bush

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Bush also said, however, that "whether (Russia) affected the outcome is another question".

Bush also said that "it's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system".

"The problem is most Americans have no clue that their generosity saved 11 million people's lives", Mr Bush said, adding: "When I hear talk about letting other people solve problems... it troubles me deeply".

USA intelligence agencies have concluded Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump win.

The former USA president also called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "brilliant tactician". Uber exec says "no justification" for covering up breach MORE said Wednesday that Russian Federation is already attempting to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. As president-elect, he conceded for the first time previous year that Russian Federation had carried out cyberattacks against the Democratic Party during the election but denied that it was meant to help him win.

Mr. Putin "is pushing, constantly pushing, probing weaknesses", he said. "Therefore, much of his moves [are] to regain Soviet hegemony".

US President Donald Trump speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast at a hotel in Washington DC
Mr Bush appeared critical at the climate of hostility generated towards immigrants under the Trump administration. Mandel Ngan AFP

"There are people willing to do jobs that Americans won't do", he said. "I had tried, but unsuccessfully", he said without naming Trump.

"Americans don't want to pick cotton at 105 degrees, but there are people who want [to] put food on their family's tables and are willing to do that".

Mr Bush appeared critical at the climate of hostility generated towards immigrants under the Trump administration.

"We ought to be able to say thank you, and to welcome them".

Bush was speaking at a summit organized by the Milken Institute, a Santa Monica, Calif.,-based think tank.

His comments came in a conversation with Michael Milken, known as the king of "junk bonds" in the 1980s, who pleaded guilty to violating financial laws in 1990 and spent 22 months in prison.

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