Trump strikes back at critics of Helsinki summit with Putin

В Конгрессе США допустили введение новых санкций против России

President Donald Trump attempted to retract his comments about Russian Federation on Tuesday.

Facing widespread backlash, President Donald Trump backpedals from remarks made during Helsinki summit in which he appeared to side with Russian president's denials of interfering in the 2016 United States election.

Standing alongside Putin at the news conference in Helsinki on Monday, Trump was asked if he believed U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation interfered in the election in an effort to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

He added that he had "full faith and support" for the USA intelligence agencies and "accepts" their conclusion that there was Russian interference but he added: "It could be other people also".

Republican senator Lindsey Graham said Trump's performance would send a message of "weakness" to Moscow."Missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russian Federation accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regarding future elections. The media only says I was rude to leaders, never mentions the money!" said the President. "There was no collusion at all".

Amid a flood of criticism from members of both parties over his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump declined to reverse course Tuesday by instead highlighting the meeting as more productive than his gathering with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies days before.

"The sentence should have been, "I don't see any reason why I wouldn't", or "why it wouldn't be Russia".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Republican colleagues to join in "demanding testimony" from President Donald Trump's national security team present during the Helsinki summit earlier this week, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, "immediately". In a statement, he praised Trump's "dialogue and diplomacy", but was otherwise critical of the president. I don't see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server. "He just said it's not Russia", Trump said.

Trump's remarks Tuesday amounted to a presidential mop-up operation a day after he stood alongside Putin on foreign soil and sided with the Russian president over the US intelligence community.

Everyone got mad, in both parties.

"President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin", McCain continued.

He also backed Sen.

For several months the CIA and Federal Bureau of Investigation intelligence agencies have said they have proof that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the election, though they dismiss the possibility that it could have influenced the final result, which showed Trump defeating Clinton and taking over the White House.

Following a torrent of criticism in the wake of his controversial meeting with the Russian President, Trump, now back on American soil, has attempted to backtrack on his remarks.

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