President Trump calls Russian Federation collusion probe a hoax once again

President Trump calls Russian Federation collusion probe a hoax once again

President Trump calls Russian Federation collusion probe a hoax once again

Those who strongly approved numbered 18%. Mr. Trump walked back the statement the next day.

Dan Coats said his "admittedly awkward response" to news of a second summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin "was in no way meant to be disrespectful or criticize the actions" of Mr Trump.

The top US intelligence official said on Saturday that he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in an interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"People have lost focus of the good that has come out of that meeting". "The Democrats want to try to find that one drop of blood in the water so that they can focus on Russian Federation, their favorite subject".

Putin has denied that Russian Federation tried to influence the 2016 presidential election after the USA intelligence community concluded Russian Federation interfered through cyber attacks and social media in a bid to boost Trump's candidacy.

And in his responses to questions, he offered a quid pro quo between USA investigators gaining access to Russian military intelligence officers indicted for interference in the 2016 United States election and Russia gaining access to businessman and anti-corruption campaigner Bill Browder.

Mr Coats has been under scrutiny since he said he wished Mr Trump had not met one-on-one with the Russian leader and expressed dismay that the president had publicly undermined U.S. intelligence agencies.

At the same time, the top House investigator said he hasn't seen any evidence that Mr. Trump actively colluded with Russians to gain an advantage during the 2016 campaign.

There is now an investigation into the possible collusion between Mr Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election.

MENENDEZ: Well, I would have liked him to have said, look, President Putin, we know that you interfered in our 2016 elections and that you are doing it now and that's not a question, that's a statement and here are consequences to it.

A man Barletta hopes to join in the Senate, two-term Republican Sen. "I have a different view on this issue than the president and the White House", Rubio said. Putin also defended their summit, saying that the two leaders were working to improve political relations between the two countries, reported the Independent. Will Hurd's (R-TX) op-ed in the New York Times Thursday asserting that Trump had "actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial [of election interference] and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes overseas". 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.

Rubio pointed to congressional efforts on Russian Federation, including a bill from him and Maryland Democratic Sen.

After a week that arguably illustrates Trump's inability to handle reality better than any other during his fantastical presidency, he should be careful who he calls "crazy". Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, is headlining a fundraiser for Barletta in Philadelphia on Monday.

Asked whether Barletta thinks Trump went too soft on Putin or whether Barletta agrees with Trump that Mueller's probe of Russian interference is a "witch hunt", Barletta's campaign didn't answer.

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