Stephen Colbert Stages Emotional Intervention For Trump Over Putin


The cover shows the faces of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin morphing together.

What reaction is there to the planned Putin visit?

Under fire for his deferential treatment of Vladimir Putin, a defiant President Donald Trump vowed in an interview that if his dealings with the Russian strongman don't "work out, I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that Trump had directed national security adviser John Bolton to issue the invitation, even though US lawmakers and top officials in Trump's administration have not been briefed on what Trump and Putin discussed in Monday's summit with only interpreters present. That sentence should be: Who among us has not not done that?

"In Helsinki, President of the United States agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked [National Security Adviser] John Bolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway", Ms. Sanders said in a tweet on Thursday. Trump was "grudgingly convinced" by the material, according to several people who were in the intelligence briefing, the New York Times stated. "It wasn't always conciliatory in that meeting", Trump said, without elaborating.

People close to Trump reportedly speculated whether the president would fire Coats, with one source saying Trump never had a liking for him.

Andrei Kostin, head of the state-run bank, VTB, said the "spirit" of the summit created grounds for further cooperation between the two countries.

Among those Russian Federation was seeking to question was former USA ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul.

He clarified remarks he made at a news conference after the meeting, in which he said he saw no reason why Russian Federation would meddle in the 2016 USA election - despite U.S. intelligence concluding just that.

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Ovechkins photo was replaced with one of Russian president Vladimir Putin, drawing laughs. After some groans from the audience, she said: "That's OK.

His comments came on the heels of a New York Times report that said Trump, two weeks prior to his inauguration, had been presented with extensive evidence that the Russian strongman personally ordered the meddling in the USA election.

During a conference at the Aspen Security Forum, the National Intelligence Director was interrupted to be informed of some breaking news coming from the White House Twitter account.

In the CNBC interview, Trump also faulted his predecessor for an incident in March 2012 in which Obama told then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would "have more flexibility" after the USA presidential election to negotiate on missile defense.

Artist Nancy Burson began her pioneering photographic work with MIT scientists, leading to the development of computer-generated compositing technology, and became well-known for developing a technique to age faces, which is used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to find missing children, Time said.

On Tuesday, Trump attempted to mop up the mess made during with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, by saying he meant to use a double negative.

Separately, a senior administration official told Brennan that Mr. Trump is telling his team that he held a firm line with Putin regarding Syria, and said USA troops will not leave until Iran leaves. "I call on President Trump to say once and for all, not through his spokespeople, that the lopsided, disgraceful trade he called an "incredible offer" is off the table".

A Republican congressman and former Central Intelligence Agency officer, William Hurd, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times late on Thursday entitled, "Trump is Being Manipulated by Putin". Coats said Thursday it's "technically possible" but that it "probably won't happen".

Mr Trump tweeted a list of topics discussed at the summit, including terrorism, security for Israel, Middle East peace, Ukraine, North Korea and more, and wrote: 'There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems... but they can ALL be solved!'