Donald Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling

Donald Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling

Donald Trump says he holds Putin personally responsible for election meddling

For anyone who follows Donald Trump on Twitter, little of what he said in his Helsinki press conference was new.

"We're looking at the precedent" in regards to calls for the notes the translator took during President Trump's meeting with Putin, said Corker.

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of his sit-down with Putin.

Turning over former US Ambassador Michael McFaul to Russian Federation for questioning would be grounds for impeaching President Donald Trump, Rep. Eric Swalwell declared on Wednesday.

"Sorry, Hallie, go ahead if you want", said Fabian.

While Trump has faced intense criticism over Helsinki, he is not entirely without defenders.

"I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be", Trump said yesterday of the meeting with Putin, which was attended only by the leaders and an interpreter. "We're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be".

"I would because he's in charge of the country just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country", Trump said.

The CBS interview came at the end of two days of shifting statements.

Yesterday, the US President said that he believes in the assessment of his intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in American elections in 2016 and his remarks contrary to this a day earlier in Helsinki was a case of misspeaking.

"Republicans in Congress need to stand firm that we absolutely will not tolerate the President even considering turning over a USA ambassador".

"In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't, '" Trump said on Tuesday.

"I don't see any reason why it would be Russia" is consistent with the pro-Trump talking point that Russian Federation had no reason to favor Trump over Hillary Clinton.

On Wednesday, he was asked during a Cabinet meeting if Russian Federation was still targeting the USA, and he answered "no" without elaborating.

When pressed in his Wednesday interview on whether his acceptance of the USA intelligence analysis meant that he thought Putin lied when denying any Russian involvement, Trump said he "didn't want to get into whether or not he's lying".

CNN's Brian Stelter reacted with exultant joy when reporters banded together against White House press secretary Sarah Sanders at the daily briefing Wednesday.

"The president is wrong", GOP Sen. "It better not be", Trump said. "That's not exactly what you just explained", Sanders responded.

Trump has refined and sharpened his presentation in the two days since Helsinki.

Later Corker told reporters that there's reason for concern about Trump's meeting with Putin, especially considering Trump's conduct at the news conference.

"Very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that - now look".

Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation.

The muddied waters have deepened critics' concerns that Trump is not taking threats to the US electoral system seriously enough.

"He said it was an interesting idea".

Days before the Trump-Putin summit, Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictments of twelve Russian military intelligence officers for hacking the computers of top Democratic officials during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The president's mixed messaging grew even more confusing today.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later that Trump does believe that Russian Federation may try to target United States elections again and the "threat still exists".

Trump also said once again that he wants to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Lawmakers have urged Trump to reject the deal.

"Judging by the reaction in the USA, the whole press conference will create a stinky mess that will not easily go away", said Gabuev. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who heads up the GOP's campaign arm.

A number of senators also continue to be agitated over North Korea. They did interfere in our elections. "He didn't commit to anything", Sanders said. "All the more as the United States will host the World Cup in 2026", Putin said.

"Russia is trying to undermine democracy itself". A similar House vote Tuesday failed on a party-line vote.

Former intelligence officials say Coats is just speaking truth to power, a mantra often used in describing the intelligence agencies' historical relationship with any president. "I think we've all been foolish."? No.

It comes as the President's own Director of National Intelligence warned of Russian meddling. Moreover, they transferred the money to the USA to fund Hillary Clinton's election campaign.

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