Amid uproar, Trump says he’s ‘looking forward’ to second meeting with Putin

Amid uproar, Trump says he’s ‘looking forward’ to second meeting with Putin

Amid uproar, Trump says he’s ‘looking forward’ to second meeting with Putin

The news out of the Washington: Russian President Vladimir Putin is coming to the White House.

Trump also tweeted on Wednesday that his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels last week was an "acknowledged triumph", adding that his one-on-one with Putin "may prove to be, in the long run, an even greater success". Chris Van Hollen to craft legislation that would automatically subject Russian Federation - or any other country - to sanctions if they interfered in upcoming elections.

"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", Trump said on Twitter.

In an interview on MSNBC Thursday, Sen. "I think that's where we begin to draw the line", he said.

He later said he had misspoken at the summit. But he said Trump "is not making the problem better, he's making it worse".

After returning to Washington the next day, Trump walked back his comments and said he misspoke after a wave of Republican lawmakers voiced their concern.

Mr Putin has also described the summit as "successful" but warned "there are forces in the United States that are prepared to casually sacrifice Russian-US relations".

Indeed, when Trump came to office, many Russians hoped he would pave the way for lifting sanctions and ending years of tensions.

"I wanted him to say that despite what the intelligence community in Russian Federation or what Putin might be saying or what is said here amongst our intelligence community is "No more, knock it off, stay away, get out" and demand that Russian Federation stay away when it comes to our elections, and I didn't hear that and I didn't hear that in his walk back so I'm still waiting", Murkowski said. "We talked about this of course while meeting President Trump".

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of the sit-down. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said he was happy to hear that Sanders had clarified Trump's comment.

U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion among the Trump campaign team, something denied by both.

The Russian leader said those forces appeared ready to sacrifice and hurt the USA economy while waging their political battle.

It was the latest about-face from the White House as it struggled to quiet the post-Helsinki summit uproar.

While he praised Trump's mediation efforts in North Korea, Putin slammed his decision to pull out of the global accord curbing Iran's nuclear activities.

Trump has refined and sharpened his presentation since Helsinki.

At his joint news conference with Putin, Trump said they discussed Syria "at length" but was vague about the outcome. Instead, he delivered a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling. On Wednesday, Trump answered "no" to a reporter's question on whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States, only to have Sanders say later he was saying "no" to answering any questions - not to the question itself.

McFaul was critical of Putin and the Russian government when he served as ambassador. There appears to be little doubt that the Russians attacked the US electoral system.

"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place", Trump said on Tuesday, before adding: "Could be other people also". He says with that pressure on him, why shouldn't the US go forward and see what happens. "The American people should rest assured", Pompeo said.

A number of senators are swiftly signing on to a bipartisan bill from Sens.

On Thursday, the Russian Defence Ministry aired Hollywood-style footage of numerous new weapons Putin unveiled in March being tested or in action.

It restated the US intelligence community's assessment that Moscow did extensively interfere, and continues to interfere.

"I wish he made a different statement", Coats told his interviewer, NBC host Andrea Mitchell.

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