Trump wins sympathy from Russian media ahead of summit

Trump wins sympathy from Russian media ahead of summit

Trump wins sympathy from Russian media ahead of summit

Trump said he was not convinced it was Moscow. Also, Trump no longer was speaking truth to power alongside Russia's President Vladimir Putin, but addressing reporters from the White House alongside Republican lawmakers.

"Canada has been unequivocal in our condemnation of Vladimir Putin and Russia", Trudeau said in response to a reporter's question before listing a host of Russian actions under Putin's watch that Canada has opposed.

"The role of the Intelligence Community is to provide the best information and fact-based assessments possible for the President and policymakers", Coats said.

Several Republicans said they would consider new legislation to sanction Russian Federation for future election meddling, after Trump declined an opportunity Monday to publicly warn Putin against such interference.

He said he some of his comments in Helsinki needed "clarification".

President Donald Trump is walking back comments he made in Monday's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he "misspoke" when he expressed doubts that Russia had meddled in the 2016 elections.

Trump took on his critics via Twitter on Tuesday morning, saying he had "a great meeting with NATO" and "an even better meeting" with Putin, but saying that "it is not being reported that way" and that "the Fake News is going insane". "We have never been in a worse relationship with Russian Federation than we were" up to a few days ago.

"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today", Trump said. Interesting as the intrigue of spies, indictments and potential collusion might be for Washington insiders and The New York Times, it has little relevance for rusted on Trump voters in middle America. The president responded, "My people came to me, [Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me and some others, they said they think it's Russian Federation".

"Canada is in a particularly exposed position compared to other western allies because of our trade dependence on the United States", Paris said.

Trump's praise for Putin highlights the gap between the president and the rest of his administration when it comes to Russian Federation, a divide that has left European allies scratching their heads.

"Mr. President, the answers to these questions are of critical importance to USA national security".

Mr Putin suggested on Monday, like Mr Trump has done repeatedly, that Mr Mueller's appointment as an independent prosecutor to pursue the investigation lacks legitimacy. "I don't see any reason why it would be", he replied.

"We stand by our North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and all those countries who are facing Russian aggression", Ryan said.

On Sunday, the Republican senator followed the calls of several top Democrats and tweeted that the President should not be "dignifying Putin with the meeting".

The president framed his remarks as a clarification, but Albright said she is still unclear on how he feels about Russian Federation or whether he believes Putin. "We want to think through what we do so that it benefits our country", Corker said.

Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the first step was to get Pompeo to appear, "hopefully" next week.

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