Trump was roundly criticized for that news conference Monday in which he appeared to go along with Putin's claim that Russian Federation did not interfere in the 2016 election. The president's comments come after his widely criticized press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, in which Mr. Trump appeared to say he had no reason to believe Russian Federation interfered, which would contradict the findings of multiple USA intelligence agencies.
One day after President Donald Trumpclarified that he believes Russian Federation likely interfered in the 2016 presidential election, he said Wednesday he thinks the Kremlin no longer targeting the US and its elections.
Such conduct from Trump mirrors his response to the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, and its violent aftermath in August, in which a counterprotester was murdered by a white supremacist who rammed into a crowd with his auto.
Jackson continued by saying this was the second time in three days that Trump or the White House has reversed course on what the president has said.
But the White House is still on the defensive this week when it comes to Russian Federation, and Sanders acted pretty quickly here to try to tamp down this latest controversy. But he couldn't hold onto that position for long: Just a day later he once again denounced what he called the "alt-left" counter protesters. 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.
"There's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia", Trump said. Do they have any problem? But, he added: "I think it was, what, $100,000 worth of Facebook ads?"
President Trump's assertion flies in the face of his own director of national intelligence Dan Coats. Already, some Republican pundits are condemning Trump.
Chuck Schumer, leader of the opposition Democrats in the Senate, said the President's retraction of his previous comments was a sign of weakness. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said. Moscow has convicted Browder in absentia of massive tax fraud, and Putin said on Monday that some U.S. officials may have helped the oligarch take millions of dollars out of Russian Federation.
Democrats Call On Trump To Cancel Summit With Putin
Trump told reporters he plans to raise election meddling with Putin but said he doesn't expect Putin to ever accept blame. The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told NBC News on Friday afternoon that the summit is "still on".
Putin and Trump first held talks on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017.
At the start of a Cabinet meeting, a reporter asked, "Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?"
The dollar is sliding as US-China trade war materializes
Trump has said the tariffs were imposed to pressure China into abandoning unfair practices like theft of intellectual property. Chamber of Commerce issued a study outlining the state-by-state impact of retaliatory tariffs from China and other countries.
Highlights of Wimbledon day three
The 28-year-old came from two sets down to beat Ivo Karlovic 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 13-11 in a match that lasted almost four hours. A single break in each of the first two sets was enough for him as he remained entirely untroubled on his own serve.
Strong, severe thunderstorms expected Tuesday afternoon
The main impact from these storms will be very heavy, torrential downpours, potentially causing some localized flash flooding. Sunshine and warm temperatures once again in the forecast today with highs topping out in the upper 80's to mid 90's.
ROFL! Neymar Challenge is making people roll all over the world
Brazil , Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay, France, England and Spain have been the countries who have won the World Cup so far. For all their critics, France have moved into the last four with a minimum of fuss, ruthlessly disposing of Uruguay on Friday.
Mike Pence: 'I Do' Still Want Roe v. Wade Overturned
At the same time, 21 states adopted 58 measures previous year meant to expand access to women's reproductive health care services. Whenever a president nominates a Supreme Court justice, you can guarantee a backlash from their political opponents.
George Clooney injured in Italian scooter crash
The drama - which Clooney is both directing and acting in - also stars Hugh Laurie , and is scheduled to be shown on TV next year. The paper also tweeted a photo of his scooter abandoned by the side of the road with a Mercedes estate vehicle just feet away.