Trump contradicts own remarks on alleged Russian meddling


During a joint press conference in Helsinki with Putin, Trump said while he has "great confidence" in the United States intelligence community, Putin was "very powerful" in his denial of Russian interference in the 2016 election, comments that he attempted to walk back Tuesday.

"The sentence should have been, "I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russia" instead of "why it would", Trump said of the comments he had made standing alongside Vladimir Putin on Monday's summit stage in Helsinki. "There was no collusion at all".

Warner is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been conducting a probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

He did not directly mention Trump, but his comments were clearly a response to the President's heavily criticised performance in Helsinki. On that discussion, a host said that Trump "smells like an agent of the Kremlin", due to his repeated negative comments about his own country.

"Could be other people also", Trump said, appearing to ad-lib.

Trump can't acknowledge that Russian Federation interfered in the election, because that gives credence to the collusion crowd.

Trump received backlash following the summit after several Republicans and Democrats in Congress felt that he missed the opportunity to firmly hold Putin accountable for meddling in the 2016 election and delivering a strong warning for future elections. Bannon and Lewandowski are probably on the phone with him as I write this encouraging him to get a bust of Putin for the Oval Office. But he argued the damage could be largely neutralized unless Trump took actions that seemed to be too soft with Russian Federation.

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The summit capped a tumultuous trip during which Trump accused North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies of failing to spend enough on their militaries and embarrassed May by saying she had refused to take his advice about how to negotiate Britain's exit from the EU.

Baker likes reacting to Trump about as much as he likes a root canal, but this time realized he had to respond, especially with Republicans all over the country joining in panning the president.

"Many positive things will come out of that meeting", he tweeted.

Going even further back, to December 2016, he said: "If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act?"

"I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server". After curtly telling reporters Monday that Russian Federation was not a friend of the United States, McConnell went further, warning that Congress would take measures against Russian Federation if it continued to meddle.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein went to Trump last week and offered him the choice: before or after the Putin summit on Monday in Helsinki? During his latest visit to Brussels earlier this month just before his meeting with Putin, Trump emphasized the improvement of U.S. -Russia relations, and stopped short of hitting Moscow hard on its behavior including the forcible annexation of Crimea in southern Ukraine. "There was no collusion with the campaign". They never paid any taxes, neither in Russian Federation nor in the United States, and yet the money escaped the country.