U.S. President Donald Trump has acknowledged Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

Asked whether Trump acknowledges that Russians not only tried to meddle, but interfered and influenced the 2016 election, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders answered affirmatively.

"Absolutely. And the President has acknowledged that multiple times before… I think one of the places where you guys seem to get very confused, and it seems to happen regularly – the President hasn't said that Russia didn't meddle. What he is saying is it didn't have an impact, and it certainly wasn't with help from the Trump campaign," she said at a press briefing on February 20, 2018.

Read alsoU.S. mulling more sanctions against Russia – Tillerson"It's very clear that Russia meddled in the election. It's also very clear that it didn't have an impact on the election. And it's also very clear that the Trump campaign didn't collude with the Russians in any way for this process to take place," she added.