White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit

White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit

White House struggles to contain fallout from Trump-Putin summit

"So you can put that in, and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself".

Graham added, "If he is wrong, and the intelligence community is right and we get attacked because we didn't prepare ourselves, that is a awful legacy for him". I have tremendous faith in Dan Coats, and if he says that, I would accept that.

"These actions are persistent".

"I can only say that I do have confidence in our intelligence agencies as now constituted", Trump said to CBS News.

"Obviously he has a very different take on what's occurring", said Rubio, who also sits on the intelligence committee. He also sounded the alarm about potential attacks on US infrastructure or the financial system.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice on Wednesday called it "beyond outrageous" the Trump administration would consider letting Russian officials interrogate Americans. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said on MSNBC.

"I have President Putin".

Pomeranz said the damage Trump did by describing the E.U.as a foe and lecturing his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies was significant.

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"Also, the rest of us less intelligent people in America thought your performance in Helsinki was disgraceful", Lieu said.

According to the Russian MIA's spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, the detention of Russian woman Maria Butina in the USA was specifically timed to coincide with the summit of Putin and Trump in order to minimize the effect of the presidents' meeting. Even many members of the President's own party rebuked his statements from almost the moment he departed the Finnish capital.

While Trump was not entirely without defenders, the bipartisan consensus was broadly hostile to his stance in Helsinki - as the top Republican in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan made clear at a press conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

Trump says he and Putin discussed many important subjects. "We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match".

That aside, he still promised "big results" will come.

Standing next to Putin on Monday, Trump cast doubt on his country's intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 USA presidential election.

"Nobody is talking about the fact that Putin and Trump are, in effect, using their nuclear weapons for their own geo-strategic interests and threatening humanity with it", he added. "I let him know we can't have this", he said of the pair's meeting in Helsinki on Monday.

"Well, that's good to hear 'cause if it was no to the idea that Russian Federation was interfering that would have been very problematic, dumbfounding", Graham said. There is no rush, the sanctions remain!

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And it's so bad that President Trump actually had to backtrack and claim that he misspoke. People said you should have gone up to him, you shoulda started screaming in his face.

Despite the controversy, Republican voters seem to be sticking by Mr Trump. Rand Paul used the term this week for the president's critics. How did Trump answer that question?

While standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump had an "epic fail in front of the world", Cuomo said, choosing Putin's "lies over his own country's truth". "They go against USA interests". The White House later said he was saying "no" to answering questions.

"We see much of the world threatening to return to a more unsafe, more brutal, way of doing business", he said.

"The sentence should have been: 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation, ' " he said.

On Tuesday, Trump asserted that he had misspoken by saying "would" instead of "wouldn't". "I will say this I don't see any reason why it would be".

In a story July 17 about the writer who was forcibly removed from the room where the US and Russian presidents were about to give a news conference, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Sam Husseini's explanation of the paper he held up at the time.

At the outset of the gathering, Trump upbraided allies for not living up to an agreement on how much they should pay for defense.

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