President Trump, and his presidential campaign, have issued at least 20 denials of campaign officials' communications with and connections with Russian officials. Here's a listing of their denials beginning over the summer:
July 24, 2016
Paul Manafort, appearing on ABC’s This Week, is asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether there are any connections between the Trump campaign and Russia or its president. “No, there are not. And you know, there's no basis to it."
Aug. 5, 2016
Hope Hicks, then-spokesperson for Trump’s campaign, in comments to The Washington Post for a story about Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page’s comments in a Moscow speech sharply critizing American foreign policy involving Russia, minimizes Page as an “informal foreign policy adviser” who “does not speak for Mr. Trump or the campaign.” Page's talk in early July at the New Economic School in Moscow said the U.S. and its allies "impeded potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption and regime change.”
Aug. 29, 2016
Carter Page, who characterized himself as “on leave” as a foreign policy adviser to Trump campaign, denied allegations by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in a letter to the FBI that Page might be acting as a go-between for the Trump campaign with Russian officials.
There's more at the USA Today.