From the Morning Memo:

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a congratulatory message to western New York political operative Michael Caputo, who had testified Friday to a House intelligence panel on alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign last year.

“Thank you to former campaign adviser Michael Caputo for saying so powerfully that there was no Russian collusion in our winning campaign,” Trump wrote on Twitter during a string of posts that morning.

Caputo has said “I heard nothing” when it came to Russian involvement, while also decrying the investigation itself.

Caputo has had a colorful career in politics, having worked in Russia as an advisor for Boris Yeltsin and later for a Russian media company and was hired to improve Vladimir Putin’s image in the U.S.

In 2010, Caputo worked on Carl Paladino’s campaign for governor. Paladino would later become a prominent supporter for Trump.

Caputo had sought a Trump-for-governor campaign in 2014, only for the businessman to set his sights on running for president.