Ex-head of CIA: Trump should disclose details of conversation with Putin

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The top U.S. intelligence official said he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's public doubting of Russia's culpability for interference in 2016 - though he tried to "clarify" his remarks a day later - sparked bipartisan condemnation in Washington and sparked congressional lawmakers to look once again for ways to tighten sanctions on the longtime US foe.

"For whatever reason, this president acts like he's compromised", Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said on ABC.

Graham, who has often defended Trump since he took office, said he understood it was likely "difficult" for Trump to damn Putin while the Russian leader stood beside him. "The evidence is overwhelming and the president needs to say that and act like it", Gowdy added.

On Thursday, the White House issued a statement saying Trump "disagrees" with Putin's offer.

The idea that the Russians have secret information on Trump stems from the existence of the infamous Steele Dossier.

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"And they didn't agree on anything, unlike what has been reported by apparently the Russian government in a way to mislead us", Bossert said.

Several senior Democrats said Trump's public show of skepticism of USA intelligence conclusions about Russian election interference - while he stood side-by-side with Putin - suggested that the Russian leader, a onetime spymaster, had some kind of hold over him.

Capping a week of drama, back tracking, a double negative and blistering statements from allies about his attitude toward Russian election interference, President Donald Trump on Sunday was back to referring to "a big hoax".

Trump infamously said last week during a joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki that he was partial to Putin's denials. Coats has said "If he had asked me how that ought to be conducted, I would have suggested a different way, but that's not my role..."

However, nearly as many, 35 percent, say Trump handled Putin "about right"; 15 percent say he did not go far enough to support Putin.

"It ought to be a source of unity and rallying around the fact that we are never going to allow this to happen again and we're going to punish those who try to do it", Gowdy said.

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Despite such publicly aired misgivings about Trump's dealings with Putin, Republicans largely continued to support, or at least condone, the president's insistence that the Mueller investigation is a "witch hunt". "That will be the last time you ever have a foreign leader meet with a president of the United States privately".

The findings indicate that while Trump was judged critically for his summit performance, the event has not yet proved to be a significant turning point in his presidency.

Trump and Putin met, with only their translators present, for more than two hours. According to Putin, this idea has been endorsed by Trump, although it is entirely unclear how this can be squared with current United States sanctions against Russian Federation.

While Spicer is correct that most Republican voters across the country approve of Trumps handling of the summit in Finland with Putin, recent polling shows that half of Americans do not.

In a 2013 letter, Page had described himself as an "informal adviser' to the Kremlin but now said "it's really spin" to call him an adviser".

But, Barletta's campaign said, "our adversarial relationship should not derail efforts to find common ground through diplomacy on important issues like stabilizing Syria and denuclearization - just like our stalwart alliances with European nations should not handcuff United States policy from requesting trade fairness and full North Atlantic Treaty Organisation payments".

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