USA intelligence chief says no disrespect intended toward Trump

A Maine native is on the list of U.S. officials that Russian President Vladimir Putin says he'd like his prosecutors to interrogate

A Maine native is on the list of U.S. officials that Russian President Vladimir Putin says he'd like his prosecutors to interrogate

The Helsinki meeting was indeed very private, with no stenographer or aides.

Republican Senator Marco Rubio wants a vote on a bill called DETER that would impose new sanctions if United States intelligence officials determine Russian Federation meddled in USA elections. "That is separate from the question of whether or not we should be clear-eyed about who Putin is". In fact, he said Trump missed the opportunity to "distinguish" the U.S.

And Sanders created a fresh headache for the administration when she said the White House was still reviewing a proposal from Putin to allow access by Russian law enforcement officials to Americans whom the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes in return for USA access to interrogations of Russian agents indicted for their alleged roles in interfering in the 2016 election.

Trump, Casey said, "attacked and diminished our law enforcement officers and intelligence agencies on foreign soil in front of a hostile dictator and on matters directly relating to an attack on our nation".

A former national security adviser to President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's "national security team needs to know everything" about the lengthy one-on-one meeting he had with Vladimir Putin, calling the meeting a "historic mistake" and saying it would have been for any US president.

Trump's tweets on Thursday come as he has alternated between trying to quell a political uproar over his comments in Helsinki - he refused to back the USA intelligence community's assessment of Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election during a joint news conference with Putin, instead touting Putin's strong denials - and his desire to not back down or apologize over his performance.

Trump accepts intel on Russian Federation poll meddling
Trump's top economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said he expected Juncker to come with a "significant" trade offer. He added that "the meeting with Russian Federation may prove to be, in the long run, an even greater success.

President Trump's former Press Secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged on Sunday that his former boss should have been quicker in clarifying his comments during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week about Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, but blamed the media for blowing the issue out of proportion. That, he said, boded ill for another meeting with the Russian leader. 'OK, that's going to be special'. "To me, that's beyond comprehension".

He continues to claim regularly that the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in 2016 is a "witch hunt".

"And the fact that Dan Coats doesn't [know] is no failing on Dan Coats" part", the congressman said, referring to Trump's director of national intelligence, who said Thursday he didn't "know what happened" in the one-on-one meeting between Trump and Putin.

"W$3 e got the forensics from the pros that they hired which - again, best practice is always to get access to the machines themselves, but this - my folks tell me was an appropriate substitute", Comey said in a March 20, 2017 exchange with Rep. Democrats, liberals and college graduates are the only groups in the poll among whom a majority say Trump went too far in supporting Putin.

"He offered for - or he seemed to be willing to consider an offer to hand over our ambassador to Russia, former ambassador Michael McFaul and others to - the Russians for questioning". "But Putin uses disinformation & the law to silence his critics or chase them out of the country as you know well". I would have liked, Bret, for him to do what Chris Wallace, your colleague, did in his interview with President Putin. With the click of a button, he tweeted that "Russia" - shorthand for the Russian interference campaign in 2016 - was "all a big hoax".

But another Republican, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, said on CNN's "State of the Union" that he believed the warrants to monitor Page were justified. "To me, that's beyond comprehension", Menendez said. But he admitted that he had worked as an informal adviser to the Russian government - part of a pattern of activity that attracted the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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