White House issues talking points to curtail damage from Russian Federation summit

White House issues talking points to curtail damage from Russian Federation summit

White House issues talking points to curtail damage from Russian Federation summit

Specifically, do I believe the professional and patriotic men and women of our intelligence community, including the Director of National Intelligence, or a mafia regime leader like Putin?

Trump blamed Democrats and said they do not even want borders.

On Monday, the top two Democrats in Congress suggested that Trump's performance during the joint news conference was a sign that Russian Federation does indeed have damaging information on the U.S. leader.

Putin said that he "did hear these rumours" about Russian Federation collecting compromising material on Trump.

Similarly, Republican House Leader Paul Ryan was publicly at odds with Trump's statements during the Helsinki press conference. The pair met in private for two hours, joined only by translators, no aides or record-keepers.

On Tuesday he clarified, saying he meant to say that he saw no reason why it would not be Russian Federation that interfered in the elections, and that he had full faith in US intelligence.

Republican politicians in the USA have joined the Democrats and intelligence officials in denouncing President Donald Trump's failure to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin over interference in the U.S. elections, calling his response as "shameful" and "disgraceful".

"Speaking of football, actually, Mr President, I will give the ball to you and now the ball is in your court".

In comments first reported by Vox, the Republican praised the appearance as "a successful summit" and said, "I disregard and discount anything that involves the mainstream media press".

Albright said Trump's remarks, combined with his criticism of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies last week, "adds up to total confusion about what the role of the United States is".

On the other hand, supporters of Trump back his claim that he is merely trying to mend a broken relationship with Russian Federation, arguing that it's probably for the best that the two most aggressively nuclear-armed countries in the world try and get along.

"Russia shouldn't invade its neighbors and should move out of countries it's invaded". "The United States must stand from a position of strength in our relationship with Russian Federation and in defense of our allies and shared values".

Before the meeting Monday, Trump tweeted that blame for a failing U.S. -Russia relationship lies with the United States. "It's a phony witch hunt".

Critics noted that Trump appeared to side with Putin many other times during the press conference outside of that single line, and Think Progress noted that Trump failed to correct himself in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that was recorded before his retraction press conference on Tuesday. Most Republicans said nothing.

"The damage inflicted by President Trump's naivety, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate".

Mark Simakovsky, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center in Washington DC, told Al Jazeera that the summit in Helsinki has damaged Trump's credibility.

Warner is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been conducting a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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