At one point, the rhetorical zigzags left one senator lamenting a “walk-back of the walk-back” that was, she said, “dizzying”.
After Monday’s summit with Putin, Trump said he had “confidence in both parties” when asked whether he trusted the Russian president or US intelligence agencies.
“This is an extraordinary remedy, I realize, but then it’s extraordinary for the president of the United States to ask all of his senior staff essentials to leave the room and have a conversation with an adversary”, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told Politico, in reference to the move to subpoena Gross. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the call was initiated by the American side. Dan Sullivan said “I wouldn’t do it, that’s for damn sure”.
Facing intense blowback for siding with Russia, Trump dug in and tweeted that “Fake News” was to blame for mischaracterizing the summit.
Lavrov and Pompeo also discussed ways to improve bilateral relations on “equal and mutually beneficial grounds” after the leaders of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, met in Helsinki on Monday. “Sort of a double negative”.
Some in Trump’s inner circle saw the Helsinki summit as problematic for the president and that he looked weak, another source close to Trump said, as he missed a chance to show strength in dealing with Putin by confronting him about the election interference. Russian Federation remains behind “ongoing pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy”, he added.
Prosecutors also alleged she had a personal relationship with an American political operative and offered sex to another person in exchange for a position with a special interest organisation.
Mr Trump also met with Mr Putin a year ago in Germany and Vietnam.
USA prosecutors have accused Maria Butina of working to infiltrate political organizations, including the National Rifle Association, before and after Donald Trump’s election as president in 2016.
In exchange, Russian Federation would want to interrogate U.S. citizens accused of unspecified crimes.
“I don’t think he was prepared as well as he should have been”.
Later, Trump tweeted that he has “great confidence” in US intelligence agencies but stressed the need to build strong relations between the nuclear powers.
The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader. Putin in exchange wanted Russian interviews with the former US ambassador to Russia and other Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes. Coats shared in his interview with NBC’s Andrea Mitchell that he still doesn’t know what happened in the Trump-Putin meeting. “We are still very vulnerable and we don’t have leadership from the administration”.
“But can you just clarify, you don’t believe that to be the case?” the reporter asked a third time.
Trump’s anger over having to answer Lemire’s question – not his failure in attempting to do so – lingered on. Just to refresh your memory: On Tuesday, the President of the United States hung out for about two hours with the President of Russian Federation, and made “verbal agreements” on a number of issues of which neither Coats or the Pentagon seems to have been given any guidance on.
Many in the White House did not immediately see fault in Sanders’ comments that the West Wing was merely considering the Kremlin offer, but it provided fresh tinder for the bipartisan firestorm.