Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

Putin ‘PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE’ for election meddling says Trump in latest clarification

Putin ‘PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE’ for election meddling says Trump in latest clarification

There is even more confusion about what Donald Trump believes, or does not believe, about Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. Loudest was one was a reporter asking, "Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?" 6, 2017 meeting, Trump was briefed by then-CIA Director John Brennan - who he now regularly criticizes and just recently called a "bad guy" - former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Director of the National Security Agency Michael Rogers, former FBI Director James Comey and the head of the U.S. Cyber Command.

"The president is wrong", Sen. In response, Trump said his "people came to me" and said "they think it's Russian Federation".

Dori could not believe the stumbling on the president's part, calling it "beyond credulity" that Trump's PR experts could not have come up with anything better than "ridiculously trying to flip-flop" on the previous day's comments.

Trump also contended anew on Wednesday that no other US president has been "as tough on Russia as I have been", telling reporters Russian President Vladimir Putin is aware of his alleged toughness. I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be".

What makes this feel different is that some commentators are actually accusing Trump of being a traitor-including, by the way, Times columnist Charles Blow, who delivered the verdict before Trump met with Putin. And the scripted cleanup pertained only to the least defensible of his comments.

To represent that conflict, Burson merged the faces of Trump and Putin into a still image and video which morphs between the shifting appearances of the two world leaders.

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When asked about special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe, the president once again said there's been no collusion.

He also shared a common sentiment with the participants who had traveled from across the country for the annual event he helped organize: general satisfaction with Donald Trump's presidency and a dismissive attitude toward the latest scandal enveloping him.

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.

The muddied waters have deepened critics' concerns that Trump is not taking seriously enough threats to the US electoral system.

Republican Senator John McCain accused Trump of "playing right into Putin's hands" with the president's comments in a Fox News interview on Tuesday that appeared to question the American commitment to defend all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

Asked by reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting whether Russian Federation is still targeting the U.S., Trump shook his head and said "no".

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Meanwhile, Trump still left open the possibility that Russian Federation wasn't alone in targeting the election. Pelosi also wants to force a vote on the House floor on a resolution rebuking Trump's remarks in Helsinki.


An American wanted by the Russian government has become the subject of global diplomacy for the second time in a week. "Many positive things will come out of that meeting", the USA president said in another tweet. Lawmakers have urged Trump to reject the deal. What that is is, we say that they've hacked our election - [they say] well, what about Bill Browder? He also sounded the alarm about potential attacks on U.S. infrastructure and the financial system. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake called it shameful, saying, "I never thought I'd see an American president throw the intelligence community under the bus like that and agree with an authoritarian dictator like he did".

"I don't want to get into whether or not he's lying", Trump said.

"It's insane. You do something that's positive, and they try and make it as negative as possible". But even that largely symbolic measure was blocked party-line by Republicans. Though Trump didn't mention Browder by name or endorse a swap that involved him, he did praise Putin's idea as "an incredible offer".

Clapper hit back Thursday: "I think the feeling is mutual".

"I'm assuming it was a good meeting and I'm assuming that our president basically was very pro-America and he certainly let President Putin know that". "The Russians continue to interfere in our democracy".

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