Trump defends Putin summit, blames 'Fake News' for derision


"We have been holding consultations with the United States regarding our concerns, they are closed-door consultations", he said.

The problem is that President Trump's controversial stance on Russian Federation comes down to more than just a few letters.

Pompeo on Friday confirmed Trump's continuing of talks with Putin and said that the two leaders began discussing the return of millions of Syrian refugees.

The day after, Trump was back in Washington and said he does accept the intelligence community's conclusion, but added: "It could be other people also - there's a lot of people out there". Will Hurd's (R-TX) op-ed in the New York Times Thursday asserting that Trump had "actively participated in a Russian disinformation campaign that legitimized Russian denial [of election interference] and weakened the credibility of the United States to both our friends and foes overseas".

Graham, citing the president's top intelligence chief Dan Coats, said that the "red light is blinking" and that he needs to "sit down with Congress and the administration and you lead this nation to hardening the 2018 election process before it's too late". Speaking with CNBC, Trump later characterized (and distorted) the exchange as "fools from the media saying, 'Why didn't you stand there, look him in the face, walk over to him, and start shouting at him?' I said, 'Are these people insane?" Just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country.

Schiff classified Trump's face-to-face summit with Putin with only translators present as being "productive for Vladimir Putin". The State Department, by contrast, rejected the proposal - which Trump days earlier had called an "incredible offer - as "absurd".

In an interview with Laurene Powell Jobs at Ozy Fest in New York City's Central Park Saturday evening, Clinton expressed bewilderment over this week's Helsinki meeting between the two world leaders.

He tweeted Monday as criticism of his comments started to emerge, stating his confidence in USA intelligence, but also pushed the necessity for a close working relationship with Russian Federation.

The prospect sparked uproar, with United States senators voting to block the move. "That is going to be special".

"President Trump asked John Bolton to invite President Trump to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway".

"Basically, they are the ones that are trying to undermine our basic values and divide with our allies", Coats said of Russian Federation. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who defended Trump, every Republican lawmaker either criticized the president for his actions or sidestepped the president while affirming that Russian Federation is an adversary. Sen.

Findings from the poll were highly divided by party, with most Democrats disapproving of Trump's performance and the majority of Republicans approving.

So right now it looks like a controversy blamed on an apostrophe won't be putting a full stop to President Trump's re-election hopes.