Trump and Putin step back from summit remarks

Donald Trump has the perfect excuse to insist he did not kowtow to Putin Bad grammar

On Tuesday, Trump said he misspoke and instead meant to say he didn't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats underscored the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, countering his boss, President Donald Trump.

He continued, "Let me be very clear in saying I accept our intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential race took place".

He again floated the idea that "other people" could be involved.

He also appeared to side with Putin, who - according to Trump - gave a "powerful" denial that Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 United States presidential election.

The Democratic Party's biggest financiers are reportedly pushing Warner, who is known on Capitol Hill as a moderate, to run for president in 2020.

Yet, as cringeworthy as Trump's news conference was, unlike Obama, he didn't throw USA allies under the bus to appease Putin or take any of the actions many feared - such as lifting sanctions or recognizing Putin's annexation of Crimea.

The 29-page indictment against the 12 Russian intelligence officers was announced on Friday - just days before Trump's meeting with Putin.

Critics say, words matter - and they are right.




Brennan left his top post at the spy agency as Trump was coming into office, criticizing the incoming president on his way out.

"These are people that, in my opinion, are truly the bad people and they are being exposed for what they are and it's a shame that it has to happen, but it's really hurt our country", Trump said.

In a statement reportedly drafted by White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, Trump told reporters that the outrage based on his comments in Helsinki were attributed to a grammatical error. He has a history of undoing his own (rare) clean-up attempts after making a mess, as I noted earlier, once the cronies and MAGA true believers start working him on privately to be himself and never back down.

Trump initially sounded a defensive note on Tuesday, insisting his meeting with Putin had been "even better" than his one last week with traditional allies NATO - a testy gathering seen as having badly strained trans-Atlantic ties. "I think that probably clarifies it". "I have President Putin; he just said it's not Russia", Trump said.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly called Republican leaders and gave permission for them to denounce Trump's remarks.

"To me, it was the weakest performance by an American president ever", the Democratic senator from Virginia says. "What could possibly cause President Trump to put the interests of Russian Federation over those of the United States?"

"President Putin, he just said it's not Russian Federation".

"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative", the president said.

"I think the president owes the American people, and more importantly he owes the intelligence community, all the information that was shared in those two hours when nobody was present", Emanuel said during the news conference at police headquarters. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was weak, but now it is strong again (bad for Russia). - tweet Tuesday.

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