Donald Trump claims he warned Vladimir Putin against election meddling

19 July, 2018, 12:26 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • As White House Declares Summit a Success, Sanders Rips Trump-Putin Presser as 'Embarrassing Spectacle'

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee in February he already had seen evidence Russian Federation was targeting November's elections when Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate is at stake.

If this is correct, then Trump, who dreamed of reconciliation with Russian Federation, may find that the legacy of his presidency is to fortify suspicions of Moscow and his chum Putin.

Earlier Wednesday at a cabinet meeting, Trump replied "no" when asked by reporters whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States.

"The way he delivered his statement of retreat was classic Trump, a dual message - a ritual statement of confidence in us intelligence officials for those who insist that the president respect the nation's systems and mores, but also winks and nods to those who like Trump expressly because he's eager to smash china and topple tradition". On Tuesday, Trump sought to contain the damage by delivering a statement in which he said he accepts the USA intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, but also added that there "could be other people also".

Trump and his team are weighing the offer, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday.

They're pervasive, and they are meant to undermine America's democracy on a daily basis, regardless of whether it is election time or not, " Coats said during a speech Friday.

Congressman Massie then chastised the media for unfairly asking President Trump whether he believes the intelligence community or Putin about alleged Russian interference.

"The president has made clear to Vladimir Putin that he should stay out of USA elections", Sanders replied.

Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has been Trump's most vocal defender this week amid waves of negative press and hot-takes from media pundits, former Obama administration officials, celebrities, and more. "We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match".

What makes Trump different is not only his focus on getting along with rivals, including North Korea, while fighting with friends, but rather the stakes for the U.S. democracy. But he gave no details on how and when that might happen.

"Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!" That he patted Vladimir Putin on the back for interfering in US elections.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged colleagues to set aside their differences over the 2016 election and join to prevent another crisis. But the increased Russian intelligence operations are aimed at exploiting political turmoil and destabilizing governments in the west, these officials believe. He is pushing legislation with Democratic Sen.

Senators Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, and Chris Van Hollen, Democrat of Maryland, introduced a bipartisan bill in January that would mandate sanctions and other punishment for any foreign entity found to have attempted to undermine United States elections.

Other things were happening too: voting machines were hacked, and Russian operatives were setting up meetings with the Trump campaign.

Amid bipartisan condemnation of Trump's embrace of a longtime USA enemy in Helsinki, the US president delivered a rare admission of error Tuesday.

Trump's comments during the interview and United States intelligence assessments conflicted with Putin's denials that Russian Federation had interfered with the 2016 election.

Trump made the comment Wednesday while answering questions during a Cabinet meeting.

Trump responded Wednesday by casting his critics as victims of "Trump Derangement Syndrome", a term coined to describe a fury so deep it renders the afflicted blind to the president's accomplishments. And the scripted cleanup pertained only to the least defensible of his comments.

We don't know everything they discussed, because for a few hours they sat alone (with only their translators), and had a nice chinwag before emerging to face the world's press. He appeared to have said earlier in the day that it had stopped, a position that directly contradicted American intelligence head Dan Coats's contention that the Russian threat was "ongoing".

'It seemed to me, my impression was that the USA side listened ... with interest, ' Antonov said. A lot of people out there. That's too far for some leading Democrats anxious about sending the wrong message during an election year. "What we intend to do is make sure they don't get away with it again and also to help our allies".

McCain was actually an early Trump regretter, endorsing Trump for president in 2016, but later pulling his endorsement after a tape surfaced in October of that year on which Trump was heard making crass and sexist remarks about women, and boasting about kissing and sexually grabbing them against their will, The Guardian reported. Pompeo is to publicly testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 25.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray was dismissive of the proposal. A similar vote Tuesday in the House failed on a party-line vote. "Not even a peep", the Republican operative told Sexton.

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