In his Saturday gaggle with reporters, Trump went on to say that, if the U.S. had a relationship with Russia, it would be "a great thing, because [Putin] could really help us on North Korea." He also laced into former U.S. intelligence leaders whose agencies each concluded that Russia had, indeed, interfered in the 2016, despite the president's protestations. "I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks,' Trump said. "So you look at it, I mean, you have [John] Brennan, you have [James] Clapper and you have [Jim] Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he is proven now to be a leaker. So you look at that and you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with them."