Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak at a summit

U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday to calm a storm over his failure to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, saying he misspoke in a joint news conference in Helsinki.

When asked if Russian Federation is still targeting the United States and its midterm congressional elections, President Donald Trump on Wednesday responded "no" - again breaking with his top intelligence official.

The remarks again appeared to contradict his top advisers on the threat posed by Russian Federation, just one day after he said he accepted the conclusion of USA intelligence officials on Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign.

The proposal arose at Monday's summit between the U.S. president Donald Trump and the Russian president Vladimir Putin, and any decision by Washington to assist with an adversary's prosecution of former government employees overseas would be a stunning shift in United States policy, especially as it could violate the global legal principle of diplomatic immunity.

Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin held a press conference at the Helsinki Summit this past week, and their meeting has been the most talked about occurrence in the media.

The finding questioning whether Putin was trying to help Trump win puts the House Intelligence Committee Republicans at odds with the Intelligence Community. I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be.

Although, despite his admission about Russian interference and meddling, Trump said: "It could be other people also".

In a follow-up tweet, Trump wrote that Russian Federation has agreed to help in delicate negotiations with North Korea. "I mean, you stood there like a little wet noodle, like a little fan boy".

During a news conference after Monday's summit, Mr Trump was asked about alleged Russian meddling in the United States election.

"It's insane and should be called insane and outrageous, not just by me, but by the USA government", McFaul said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that Russian Federation was not a friend of the United States and warned against a repeat of election meddling in November's congressional elections.

The two presidents held a two-hour closed-door negotiation with no other officials present save for the leaders' interpreters.

The remark, which came in response to a reporter's question as journalists were being escorted from a Cabinet meeting at the White House, marked the second time in three days the president has broken with the former GOP senator from Indiana. "We just have to find a way to get it going", said Rubio, who predicted the measure could get a veto-proof 85 votes in the Senate.

"The sentence should have been, "I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russia" instead of "why it would", Mr Trump said. Trump chose before, ultimately putting the issue into the spotlight just 72 hours before the high-stakes meeting, the people said. Pushed further, she added that Trump "said it was an interesting idea, but he did not commit to anything". I hope that clarifies things.

"We continue to urge Russian authorities to work with the US Department of Justice to pursue those in Russia who in fact perpetrated the fraudulent scheme that Russia refers to that targeted not only Mr Browder, but also his company and. the Russian people as a whole".

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