Trump Knew Putin Ordered Election Meddling Before Inauguration

Posted July 21, 2018

President Donald Trump contradicted U.S. intelligence agencies again on Wednesday, saying that Russian Federation was not still targeting the United States, and accused his critics of being deranged.

The senator renewed calls for Congress to hold hearings on Trump's private session with Putin and to pass legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

JEFF GLOR: But you haven't condemned Putin specifically. "I can only say that I do have confidence in our intelligence agencies as now constituted", President Trump told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor.

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"Certainly, as the leader of a country, you would have to hold him personally responsible, yes."

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SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Ailsa, good to be with you.

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In a tabloid interview, he criticized May's Brexit plans, said he might no longer be open to a trade deal with the United Kingdom, and said one of May's political rival would be an excellent prime minister, undermining her at a time when her government is in turmoil. How did Trump answer that question? I have tremendous faith in Dan Coats, and if he says that, I would accept that. After all, former President Obama gave Putin a stern warning in 2016 to no apparent effect.

After Donald Trump faced a slew of criticism for apparently siding with Vladimir Putin during a press conference in Helsinki, the U.S. leader added a new element to his account of the summit on Wednesday.

That same day, Coats issued a statement strongly rebuking the president: "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective evidence in support of our national security". So once again we had the appearance of friction between the president and the intelligence community.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, in the face of repeated questioning from reporters, insisted that Trump was saying "no" to further questions from reporters and not replying to the query about Russian Federation.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Trump had written, "Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russian Federation".

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"And I think President Putin knows that better than anybody", Trump said. We wouldn't actually spend as much time and effort as we are if we didn't believe that they were still looking at us. "We've recently heard that two more people suffered from the same nerve agent that is called Novichok, but I've never even heard the last names of these persons".

"I think the White House has additional steps to take to rectify what has occurred", Corker said.

According to the Russian MIA's spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, the detention of Russian woman Maria Butina in the U.S. was specifically timed to coincide with the summit of Putin and Trump in order to minimize the effect of the presidents' meeting. What do you make of that claim?

"I think by stating the fact that Russian Federation interfered with our election, that's a pretty bold call-out of another world leader", Sanders said.

The White House is highly likely to swat away the request and invoke executive privilege, arguing that no president is required to reveal private conversations and that an aide, such as a translator, should not be compelled to do so either.

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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. They've loosened the rules of engagement in Syria, giving US forces there more green lights to take action against Russian troops.