Updated at 2:53 PM EDT
The remarks, which have just started, were recorded. This is not being broadcast live. They were made at the start at the beginning of the President’s meeting with members of the Ways and Means committees. And he is reading from a prepared script, so you need to keep an eye out for if or when he goes off script.
Updated at 2:56 PM EDT
The President is going with the misspoke explanation that Hans Nichols reported on about a 1/2 hour or so ago. The explanation is he misspoke and said “would” when he intended to/meant to state “wouldn’t” in his answer to who was responsible for interfering with the election. So the intent, according to this, was for the President to have said “I see no reason why it wouldn’t be Russia”, but he misspoke and said “I see no reason why it would be Russia”. I don’t think that’s going to fly, but we’ll have to see how the news media covers it.