And he again floated the idea that "other people" could be involved. I think the US has been foolish.
"Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse", Trump tweeted Monday morning, blaming "many years of USA foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!" The Russian foreign ministry responded over Twitter, "We agree".
"The probe in a disaster for our country. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has never been more together", he said at a breakfast meeting with the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.
"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy", he said.
Republicans may have been relieved, but they still have questions about that two hour meeting with Putin.
U.S. President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday that he will not lift the existing sanctions on Russian Federation, and that there is no "time limit" concerning the U.S. dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). "I don't see any reason why it would be", he replied.
In two interviews with Fox News and his tweets after the summit, Trump sounded defensive, and more surprised and frustrated by the reaction than contrite. "Will they reimburse the U.S.?"
Their opening one-on-one session had been scheduled to run 90 minutes. The hearing could force Pompeo to answer for Trump's warm overtures to Putin and clarify the administration's stances on Russian Federation, including potential cooperation on the Syria conflict. They met on the sidelines of world leader meetings in Germany and Vietnam past year.
Trump advised May to quit negotiating and "sue the EU"
On July 12, the government published its long-anticipated White Paper on the UK's post-Brexit relations with the EU. In any rational world this would go back to the people for resolution", he said.
The president had insisted that he held "both countries responsible" for the poor relations between Washington and Moscow, despite the conclusion by US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 USA election.
The special counsel investigating potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin charged a dozen Russian military intelligence officers on Friday with hacking the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign and then releasing the stolen communications online as part of a sweeping conspiracy to meddle in the election.
Trump told reporters Tuesday at the White House that he misspoke at the summit. In addition to consulting Trump, Kelly called Republicans and gave them permission to denounce Trump's remarks, according to three Vanity Fair sources familiar with the situation.
Some such as former Canadian ambassador Ferry de Kerckhove would like to see Trudeau work with allies to take a more assertive stand with Trump when it comes to defending shared values, which he argued is easier now than ever with North American free trade talks having stalled. At one point, he shot Putin a wink.
Spokespeople for the Justice Department and Mueller declined to comment on Trump's comments or on Putin's purported offers for assistance.
Trump did not respond; Putin appeared to smirk.
Meyers picked apart Trump's actions at the summit in a "Closer Look" segment on Late Night.