See how Trump's stand on Russian Federation has shifted since Helsinki

Lester Mason
July 23, 2018

Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has previously backed the USA intelligence community's findings on Russian Federation and actions taken by the FBI in its investigations of the matter.

Republican congressman and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) on Sunday warned Donald Trump "was manipulated by Vladimir Putin", telling NPR's Michael Martin he was "frankly sickened by the exchange".

Standing alongside Mr Putin, Mr Trump said he did not see any reason why it "would" be Russian Federation that meddled in the United States presidential election.

In a statement issued Saturday, Coats said, "My admittedly awkward response was in no way meant to be disrespectful or criticize the actions of the President".

"Say that again", Coats said, cupping his hand over his ear on live television.

President Trump praises his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemning the "fake news" for false coverage.

Mr Trump later made clear he supported the USA intelligence community's findings about Russian meddling. Moscow and Washington have been holding closed-door consultations on implementing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) and the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said, addressing a session of the Valdai International Discussion Club on Friday.

Reaction to his comments were swift and critical - even among his Republican Party.

By the time Trump arrived back in the USA, the parade of critical statements had become a stampede, leaving the president the most isolated he'd been in the White House since last year's controversy over white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville. "The Kremlin intelligence agents know exactly what took place in that meeting".

'I said the word would instead of wouldn't, ' he says regarding Russian interference in 2016 US election.

However, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said later that day that his remark was misunderstood, and that he was saying "no" to answering further questions from reporters.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) said Sunday that President Donald Trump's top advisers should consider resigning if he doesn't follow their advice on Russian Federation.

The GRU officers "engaged in a sustained effort to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, and released that information on the internet under the names "DCLeaks" and "Guccifer 2.0" and through another entity", according to the Justice Department.

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