Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning

"We know for certain that the Russians were relentless in their efforts to meddle in the 2016 elections", Collins said in a prepared statement. They strongly rebuked Trump's comments during a joint press conference in Helsinki when he stood beside Putin and denied US intelligence findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.

Many members of Congress had objected to the two leaders meeting again in the fall and said Putin would not be welcome on Capitol Hill.

"There has never been a president as tough on Russian Federation as I have been", Trump said last Wednesday at a Cabinet meeting at the White House.

The US President backed up his eyebrow-raising statement by insisting "no President has been tougher on Russian Federation than me" and "they definitely don't want Trump!"

President Donald Trump last week invited Putin to visit Washington this autumn in the aftermath of their summit in Helsinki. "I want to make that perfectly clear, the Russians better quit messing around in our elections". Marco Rubio (R-Fl) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) co-authored a bill that hits Russian Federation with additional sanctions if it interferes in future elections.

Shortly after Trump's appearance with Putin in Helsinki, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued an unusual statement reaffirming his view that Russia's election attacks are already ongoing - something Trump's post on Tuesday did not.

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Then he walked back the walk-back, declaring on Twitter that the interference was a "big hoax." Congressional elections will take place in November.

Trump came under widespread criticism following his handling of a summit with NATO's leaders and his meeting last week with Putin.

Despite intelligence reports confirming the interference, Trump stated at the news conference that he didn't see a reason that Russian Federation would meddle in the elections.

The Foreign Relations Committee is planning additional hearings on the value of the NATO security alliance; the broad challenges facing U.S. -Russia policy; Russia's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; as well as arms control issues, including allegations that Russian Federation violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Trump has since clarified his remarks to side with the intelligence community.

"We worked closely together to write the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which substantially expanded sanctions on Russia and overwhelmingly passed both the Senate and House last summer, and are eager to continue the important work being done by our committees to push back on Russia", Sen. Trump's invitation for Putin to visit Washington has also caused unease. They asked for more questioning, more documents and more money for states to secure their election infrastructure.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at the Aspen Security Forum last week that she stood by her comments that she has no indication so far that "Russia is targeting the 2018 midterms at a scale or scope to match their activities in 2016".

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