Donald Trump 'looking forward' to next meeting with Vladimir Putin

Angelo Anderson
July 19, 2018

Earlier this week, Trump and Putin had held a joint press conference, where Trump had refuted the conclusions made by US intelligence officials' that Russian Federation meddled in 2016 presidential election.

Donald Trump was under fire for backing Vladimir Putin's denial that Russian Federation had been involved in election interference, and though he walked back the claim after furious opposition from both Democrats and Republicans, he appeared to stick by that assessment in the interview with Tucker Carlson, which had been filmed before his reversal.

Thursday marked the third day of Trump trying to manage the political fallout from his widely criticized performance at the summit meeting with Putin in Finland.

These remarks came in an interview to CBS News even as his aides were putting out another fire, clarifying that Trump hadn't said that Russian Federation was not targeting the United States anymore.

The White House is likely to block the move, arguing that the president is not required to reveal private conversations and that an aide, such as a translator, should not be compelled to do so. Donald Trump has frequently referred to both Democrats and the press as an "enemy of the American people". Sanders added that Trump "said it was an interesting idea".

To a question about that assessment, the president told the CBS News interviewer: "I have said that numerous times before, and I would say that is true, yeah". "We're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be". "I would, because he's in charge of the country".

US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrive to attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.

His reservations, expressed 18 months into his presidency and as he stood standing next to Putin on foreign soil, prompted blistering criticism at home, even from prominent fellow Republicans.

When McFaul first took up the job as ambassador to Russia, Dmitry Medvedev was president, and he oversaw efforts to reset relations with the U.S. His response followed words of alarm last week from National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, who said warning lights about overall cyberthreats to the US were "blinking red" - much as "blinking red" signals before the 9/11 terror attacks.

The White House said on Wednesday that Trump would meet with his team about U.S officials being questioned by Russian Federation.

"The president is wrong", GOP Sen.

Graham says Trump is right to criticize previous administrations for their handling of Russian Federation. Told that Sanders had since clarified, she responded: "There's a walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back?"

Trump has refined and sharpened his presentation in the two days since Helsinki.

Trump tweeted a list of topics discussed at the summit, including terrorism, security for Israel, Mideast peace, Ukraine, North Korea and more, and wrote: "There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems. but they can ALL be solved!"

He didn't reverse other statements in which he gave clear credence to Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of Russian involvement, raised doubts about his own intelligence agencies' conclusions and advanced discredited conspiracy theories about election meddling.

Critics have accused Mr Trump of siding with Russian Federation over his own country by failing to criticize Moscow for what us intelligence agencies a year ago described as Russia's election interference in an attempt to sow discord, aid Trump's candidacy and disparage Trump's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

USA intelligence leaders only refer to the "red lights" when matters are dire.

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