Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Trump says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Trump admitted: 'I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place'.

The president's Twitter statement came after he said he accepted the USA intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

"My people came to me, Dan Coates, came to me and some others they said they think it's Russian Federation. A lot of people out there". GOP leaders, outraged by Trump's comments in Helsinki, found out about his attempts to quell the outrage the same way everyone else did, as one aide put it, by watching and learning. Putin said he wanted Trump to win the race against Democrat Hillary Clinton. I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be", he said.

Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.

They have said Russian efforts to interfere with the voting are continuing and now target the upcoming congressional elections in November.

"We will stop it, we will repel it", Trump vowed.

President Donald Trump has claimed that no American president has been as "tough" on Russia as he has been, amid criticism of his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's remarks on Wednesday are not the first time he's brushed against USA intelligence assessments of the 2016 election meddling.

However, he did not respond when reporters asked him if he would condemn Mr Putin.

Mr Trump has been scrambling to undo the damage from his comments on Monday, in which he gave credence to Mr Putin's denials over the conclusions of American intelligence services.

According to a transcript posted by the White House, he said: "My people came to me. they said they think it's Russian Federation".

But after his election, Brennan continued, Trump kept publicly trashing the USA intel community and he's shown that "he lies to the American people".

Those comments came after Mr. Trump struggled to blame Russian Federation for election meddling in the Monday press conference in Helsinki, when Mr. Trump said all he could do is "ask the question" about meddling and said Putin was very strong in his denials.

As the report noted, the bookmaker Paddy Power had the odds of Donald Trump being impeached at 8-to-1 before the summit, and it shot up to 2-to-1 this week. I'm ashamed of it.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer was quick to pounce.

Vega pressed: "No?! You don't believe that to be the case?"

White House officials did not elaborate on how Trump came to issue the clarification, but administration aides described being stunned by his initial remarks Monday.

Republican Senator Rand Paul has given a series of interviews supporting Trump's stance towards Putin and berating his critics as biased.

"Words are not enough". "Our Republican colleagues can not just go 'Tsk, tsk, tsk.' They must act". "I think he's a very bad person". It should have been obvious, I thought it would have been obvious, but I would like to clarify just in case it wasn't.

Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said the first step was to get Pompeo to appear, "hopefully" next week.

"President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today", he added, in what appeared to be a rejection of the conclusions reached by USA intelligence agencies.

There has been no indication so far that any of Trump's key aides planned to quit.

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