The president went on to disregard criticisms that he sided with Russia over the USA intelligence community concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and he slammed opponents for wanting to “go to war” rather than see Trump and Putin come to an agreement. She said Trump was answering “no” to reporters’ requests to ask questions – not to whether he believes Russian Federation is still targeting the United States.
Later, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr Trump was saying “no” to answering more questions.
Browder said on Fox Business Network that it was “just shocking” for Trump’s spokeswoman to say they were considering letting Russian Federation question United States officials.
In another tweet Thursday, Trump claimed that his summit with Putin “was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media”. “I would, because he’s in charge of the country”. It would have just made things worse if I had stood next to him and called him a liar.
Mr Putin did not name names, but spoke of USA politicians who put their “narrow party interests” above the best interests of the United States and were powerful enough to be able to foist their questionable “stories” on millions of Americans. He cited USA sanctions on Russia and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the US, telling reporters that Putin “understands it, and he’s not happy about it”. “We’re also living in a grown-up world”, he said. The shifting stance came Wednesday as Trump spent more time managing the fallout from his widely criticized summit with Putin in Helsinki.
Even Republican lawmakers who accepted Trump’s Tuesday walkback, when he explained that he misspoke when he said he had no reason to believe Russian Federation was involved in election interference, sounded the alarm yesterday. A lot of people out there. Ms Sanders said Mr Trump believed the threat from Russian Federation to undermine November’s USA mid-term elections still existed and Moscow would still target American elections. Putin has denied the allegations regarding Magnitsky and has accused Browder of a multitude of crimes.
“We’re doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russian Federation”.
These remarks came in an interview to CBS News even as his aides were putting out another fire, clarifying that Trump hadn’t said that Russian Federation was not targeting the United States anymore.
On Wednesday morning Mr Trump lashed out at “haters” who condemned his meeting with Russia’s president, saying his critics were suffering from “Trump Derangement Syndrome”. “A year and a half into his presidency, Trump’s puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained”, Bennett wrote. As midterm congressional elections approach, they would rather focus voters’ attention on issues like the tax reform plan they passed past year, as well as the strong state of the USA economy.
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee in February that he already had seen evidence Russian Federation was targeting U.S. elections in November, when Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate are at stake, plus a host of positions in state governments. “The president and his administration are working very hard to insure that Russian Federation is unable to meddle in our elections, as they have done in the past”, she added, insisting she is “interpreting” Trump, not “reversing” him.
Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Trump needed to wake up to Russia’s efforts to interfere in American elections.
But Texas Republican John Cornyn said the Senate should focus on “additional sanctions instead of just some messaging exercise”.
Browder said he is “confident” that Trump will not allow the offer to go through in the end.
When asked if she was reversing what the president had said, she answered: “I’m interpreting it, not reversing it”.
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“This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate”, he said.
“He said the two leaders also talked about North Korea”.
He did not specific any particular news story or report.