'I Would' Hold Putin Responsible For Election Meddling

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak at a summit

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak at a summit

The Trump administration's ambiguity over whether they would hand over former US ambassador Michael McFaul for Russian questioning has the USA diplomatic community up in arms and has left the seasoned diplomat in question "flabbergasted" over Trump's seeming unwillingness to defend him against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

McFaul, who was USA ambassador to Russia under Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, and is now at Stanford University, told Reuters he was "deeply concerned" that the White House did not defend him against what he called "crazy" Russian charges.

On Wednesday, he was asked during a Cabinet meeting if Russian Federation was still targeting the US, and he answered "no" without elaborating.

Republicans have not publicly warmed to that idea, but some are interested in hearing from Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton, who were likely debriefed by Trump after his Putin sit-down.

"These actions are persistent. And then, all of a sudden, he's gone haywire because they got to him and they probably- got him to say things that maybe he doesn't even mean". "So when he sees that he has misspoken, he comes out and he says that", Sanders continued.

Lawmakers from both parties have been sounding the alarm over fresh interference by Russian Federation as they push to fortify US election infrastructure ahead of the midterm elections.

He also managed to clarify his controversial statement in the press conference with Putin.

Turning over former US Ambassador Michael McFaul to Russian Federation for questioning would be grounds for impeaching President Donald Trump, Rep. Eric Swalwell declared on Wednesday. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, said on MSNBC.

Trump tells Hannity Russians 'have no information on Trump'
Raul Grijalva said in his response: "Despite overwhelming evidence of Russian meddling in our election, Trump refused to defend American democracy today".

Sanders said Trump was still weighing the offer with his team, adding, "We've committed to nothing". "My personal view: the Russians are at again".

From the beginning of his administration, Trump has actually taken action to defend USA election system from meddling and interference, she said.

Sanders says Trump believes Russian Federation would target USA elections again and he's taking steps to ensure that it won't happen again.

"Mr. President. Walk this back too", Schumer wrote on Twitter.

Trump declined to dub the Russian leader a liar. "By the way, I supported both meetings", the Kentucky Republican mentioned. "Big results will come!"

"Take this to the bank, @realDonaldTrump: you turn over former U.S. Ambassador @McFaul to Putin, you can count on me and millions others to swiftly make you an ex-president", Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said in a tweet. Trump claimed he was much tougher with Putin in their private meeting than how he has characterized it so far.

"Female host: "When Trump says our relations are bad because of American foolishness and stupidity, he really smells like an agent of the Kremlin".

Trump tweeted "While the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels was an acknowledged triumph, with billions of dollars more being put up by member countries at a faster pace, the meeting with Russian Federation may prove to be, in the long run, an even greater success. We're taking steps, we're making bold reforms to try to fix this and make sure it never happens again because we take it seriously and because we recognise that our election systems are incredibly important and is certainly a cornerstone of our democracy", the presidential advisor said.

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