Trump asserts Russian Federation not targeting U.S., contradicting intel


'The sentence should have been "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia"'. As he affirmed his support for United States intelligence agencies, the lights went to black in the White House conference room.

Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, asked in a Twitter comment, "If you're on the Trump national security team, and you've been out there saying how strong Trump is on Russian Federation and how serious our commitment is to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, how do you not resign after the last four days?"

Addressing a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki after their summit, Trump had said that there was "zero collusion" and that he ran a "clean campaign". A lot of people out there.

Less than a week later, the President's understanding of that evidence has been severely tested, as the White House tries to contain the damage from his widely condemned news conference Monday with Putin. I have President Putin; he just said it's not Russian Federation. And he did not address the broader context of his remarks in Helsinki, which included praise for Putin, attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and declarations that both Russian Federation and the United States were equally to blame for sour relations.

Trump's remarks come days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "firm commitments" were made during a meeting between USA and North Korea officials at the Demilitarized Zone to discuss the repatriation of American service members' remains from the Korean War.

Trump's praise of what Russian Federation did during WWII to help us win the war was just slightly off.

"Make no mistake about it, I would say to our friends in Europe".

The EU chief executive told a news conference on an EU project financing plan that he had, as his aides have previously said, been suffering an attack of longstanding sciatica along with cramp in the legs last Wednesday.

The "would, " he said, shouldn't have been "wouldn't". "So you can put that in and I think that probably clarifies things". It was the President himself who determined in a meeting that he wanted to say he had misspoken, according to officials familiar with the matter, who said Trump led the crafting of the clarification that unfolded Tuesday afternoon.

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Meanwhile plans by the government to close parliament on Thursday for its summer recess rather than next week were abandoned. She capitulated to the European Union and betrayed the promise of Brexit. "It could have brought down the government".

Then came yet another interview, this one from one of his golf courses in Scotland, in which Trump categorized the European Union as a top geopolitical "foe".

During Monday's news conference, Trump said, "I don't see any reason why it would be" Russian Federation that interfered in the election.

Mr Trump said that the interference had had no impact on the election, in which he defeated Hillary Clinton.

But faced with outrage at home, with even some of his political allies demanding that he reverse course, Trump - in an extraordinary postscript to the summit - sought to walk back his remarks.

Trump won IN by 19 percentage points IN 2016, but his popularity has dipped.

In the Senate, McConnell said "there's a possibility" his chamber would act, pointing to a bipartisan measure from Sen.

He made no mention of having walked back comments at his summit press conference that suggested a lack of confidence in US intelligence agencies.

A few hours later, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., echoed those comments. The last face-to-face talks took place in the spring of 2009.