“The Kremlin intelligence agents know exactly what took place in that meeting”. President Clinton presented to the American people what was being discussed with individuals.
“I call it a secret deal… because even the Director of National Intelligence, the person from whom no secrets are kept, doesn’t know what the anticipated agenda of the summit was, what in fact the content of the two-hour private summit was, and the fact that there will be a follow-on summit…”
The intelligence chief was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Thursday when news of a possible second Trump-Putin summit later this year broke. “If he had asked me how that ought to be conducted, I would have suggested a different way”.
“The president has access to every bit of evidence”, Mr. Gowdy, South Republican, told Fox News Sunday. But this is unlikely to lead to any major change in how he approaches either Trump personally or the relationship with the United States overall. Chris Van Hollen to address election security and Russian Federation that recently picked up some additional support in the Senate as lawmakers continue to warn of future attempts by Moscow to interfere in USA elections. “It’s a very, very uncomfortable and, indeed, risky situation for the United States to be in”.
As President Donald Trump found himself under pressure from his own party this past week, Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania reached for his shield.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., was responding to Trump’s apparent acceptance during a news conference last week of Putin’s denial that Russian Federation attempted influence the 2016 election. “I don’t understand the apparent blindness (Trump) has to Putin’s hostile acts”. He just said it’s not Russian Federation.
“They did not spy on the campaign from anything and everything that I have seen”, Rubio said. It was plain from the press conference that President Putin has no need to be concerned about Trump as an adversary.
“I am concerned about any time you … say at a press conference that you agree with Putin over our intelligence community”.
Despite bipartisan criticism, Mr Trump pointed blame at the media, tweeting: “The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russian Federation, even a confrontation that could lead to war”.
“Hopefully something like that never happens again, but I think it’s important though to focus on the policy, which ultimately is what matters”, Rubio said.
“I certainly think he’s acting like someone who is compromised”, Schiff said on ABC News’ “This Week”.
Putin acknowledged in Helsinki that he had wanted Trump to win the 2016 election, but again denied any interference had taken place – a denial that Trump seemed to accept, over unanimous USA intelligence findings to the contrary.
The statement yesterday from Coats, more than 48 hours after the initial interview, capped a week of public walk backs by the Trump administration relating to Russian Federation. He actually imposed a series of sanctions supported by the Freedom Support Act that I helped write and did a series of executive orders. “He was a total patsy”.
“That kind of language is ridiculous”.
US Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted yesterday announcing that President Trump had asked for Putin to be invited to Washington this autumn.
“The president of the United States for the first time has a meeting with Putin of Russian Federation”.