For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

For Russia, Trump is creating more problems than he solves

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said he still didn't "know what happened", during an hours-long private meeting between President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and their translators.

"It is the sense of Congress that the United States should refuse to make available any current or former diplomat, civil servant, political appointee, law enforcement official, or member of the armed forces of the United States for questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin", the resolution says, Schumer said on the Senate floor. First, he doubled down on a statement he released earlier in the week reiterating the intelligence community's finding that Russian Federation actively interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Coats, who oversees and coordinates the CIA, NSA and other USA espionage bodies, likewise said at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado, that he was surprised at Thursday's announcement that discussions were underway over Putin visiting the White House later this year.

Lisa Murkowski, who demanded a more forceful response from Trump. Press secretary Sarah Sanders later claimed Trump was saying "no" to answering questions, not to whether the Russians are targeting the US.

The backlash has thrust Trump onto the defensive, leading to days of conflicting statements from both the president and the White House.

The Russian leader said those forces appeared ready to sacrifice and hurt the USA economy while waging their political battle.

Media captionTrump says he "misspoke" at Putin summit, but is it too late? Russian Federation said at the time that it "respects" the votes, which showed as much as 96 percent support for breaking away from Ukraine.

Trump initially called it an "incredible offer", but McFaul and others expressed outrage and the White House - just minutes before the Senate vote - made clear a deal with Putin was not in the cards.

The US intelligence chief was not the only official left in in the dark after Trump's summit.

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Russian Federation was also seeking to interview Michael McFaul, another Putin critic who was USA ambassador to Moscow under President Obama.

He added that he did not yet know what Mr Trump and Mr Putin discussed during their meeting, at which only their interpreters were also present.

Then, after she repeated it, Coats said, "That's going to be special". Still, Trump backtracked on whether Russian Federation is now targeting USA elections.

Instead, standing next to Putin Trump cast doubt on the agencies.

When asked about the visit by NBC's Andrea Mitchell during the Aspen Security Forum, Coats - who was obviously unaware of the plan - said, "Say that again..."

The phrase "real enemy of the people" was used as an "operative threat to murder the opposition during the French Revolution", Cuomo said.

Meanwhile, Russian politicians are angry at proposals by U.S. lawmakers to question Trump's translator about what the men discussed privately before their news conference.

Coats said US intelligence on North Korea was significantly better than it used to be, but that the USA should not assume it will happen and that "trust and verify" should be America's mantra. We're not going to have it.

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