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White House denies Trump said Russian Federation no longer targeting U.S

20 July 2018

The White House spokesperson emphasized Trump meant he did not want to answer questions.

Since then, Trump has said he accepts the findings of the US intelligence community that Russian Federation did interfere. And this afternoon, the president was asked about that by CBS news anchor Jeff Glor.

During the Cabinet meeting, Mr. Trump otherwise talked more broadly about his Europe trip, mentioning the summit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels, his visit to the United Kingdom and meeting with Putin, saying "incredible progress" had been made. Do you hold him personally responsible?

Critics have accused him of siding with Russian Federation over his own country by failing to criticise Moscow for what U.S. intelligence agencies previous year described as Moscow's interference in the 2016 election in an attempt to sow discord, aid Trump's candidacy and disparage Trump's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton.

'It's imperative we get to the bottom of what is going on so we can be prepared to protect ourselves in advance of the 2018 elections.

Protesters in San Francisco projected the phrase "Traitor Trump" on the city's federal building Monday following President Donald Trump's controversial remarks during his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Donald Trump has claimed Russian hackers are no longer meddling in United States affairs despite intelligence sources suggesting otherwise. But he also conceded such a warning might not be enough.

"President Putin knows that better than anybody, he understands it and he's not happy about it", he added.

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Asked by reporters whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States, Trump shook his head and said, "No".

"Say that again", National Intelligence Director Dan Coats responded, when informed of the invitation during an appearance at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee in February that he already had seen evidence Russian Federation was targeting U.S. elections in November, when Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate are at stake, plus a host of positions in state governments.

It shows frankly the outrageousness and the just desire to find the negative in everything that this President does, she said.

Sanders said Trump believes the threat from Russian Federation to undermine November's USA midterm elections still exists and that Moscow would still target American elections.

"These are steps that we've taken to prevent it from happening. We should tell them to shut it down".

Bannon, a former Goldman Sachs banker, told the business-minded crowd that "free trade is a radical idea", and that tariffs are good for the economy.

Sanders denied that was what the White House was doing. If we had to greet someone described as a "thug and a murderer" by John McCarin, who also happens to have a black belt in judo, we'd run the other way. What do you make of that claim?

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HORSLEY: It sounds like sort of typical Trumpian hyperbole, but some analysts I've talked with say it's not without foundation.

"With Republican congressional leaders willing to look the other way, it's clear that Robert Mueller is the only person in Washington capable of holding accountable those who enabled and participated in this unprecedented attack on America", Welch said.

Senate Republicans joined Democrats in swiftly passing a resolution, 98-0, that put the Senate on record against the questioning of American officials by a foreign government.

Leahy called on his colleagues across the aisle to condemn the president's actions "which were as unsafe as they were shameful", he said. And they've provided lethal weapons to Ukraine.

The White House backtrack came just before the Senate voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.

The one-on-one meeting between Putin and Trump lasted more than two hours; later delegation members joined the presidents for a working lunch. Is there a disconnect there between the president's rhetoric and his policies?

Trump said: "I let him know we can't have this".

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White House denies Trump said Russian Federation no longer targeting U.S