Donald Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling in 2016 Election

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

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

At a press conference following a summit between the two leaders in Helsinki, Trump "handed Russian President Vladimir Putin an unalloyed diplomatic triumph", by refusing to support the collective conclusion of the United States intelligence agencies on the issue, the Washington Post says.

Republican Senator Jeff Flake, a longtime Trump critic, has raised the idea of passing a resolution that would voice lawmakers' support for the USA intelligence community and US allies, many of who are feeling the sting of strong Trump criticism in recent weeks.

The misunderstanding, he said, grew out of an unsuccessful attempt to use a double negative when he answered a question about whether he believed Putin or his intelligence agencies.

Critics say, words matter - and they are right.

European Union President Donald Tusk, hit back against comments and said Trump was guilty of "spreading fake news" with his remark about foes. He said: "First of all Mr President I'd like to congratulate you on a really great World Cup".

On Tuesday he said that he had misspoken.

It should have been obvious, I thought it would be obvious, but I would like to clarify just in case it wasn't.

"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 intelligence in support of our national security". He did not mention the far greater number of occasions on which he has sown doubt about whether Russian Federation meddled. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is probing that allegation and any possible collusion by Trump's campaign. President Barack Obama tried to appease Putin by giving in to the Russian leader's demands that we cancel our missile-defense plan with Poland and the Czech Republic - and did it on the 70th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Poland.

By dusk, hundreds of activists, led by attorney Michael Avenatti and actress Alyssa Milano, staged a protest near the White House, with chants of "traitor!" echoing along Pennsylvania Avenue.

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But others were not so sure, seeing a particular danger in a president whose image is so wrapped up in patriotism and strength having seemed timorous around a foreign adversary. During his latest visit to Brussels earlier this month just before his meeting with Putin, Trump emphasized the improvement of U.S. -Russia relations, and stopped short of hitting Moscow hard on its behavior including the forcible annexation of Crimea in southern Ukraine.

Putin asserted his country had "never interfered, and does not plan to interfere in internal American electoral process". Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion. That line was scribbled in black marker onto a typewritten sheet of remarks on the table before him.

"It could be other people also". There are a lot of people out there.

That tweet came before the "CBS Evening News" broadcast an interview with Trump in which he cast doubt on Coats' recent warning that the nation is susceptible to a large-scale cybersecurity attack. Given that the three biggest crises the world faces are Syria, North Korea and Iran, Putin has the ability to help in the resolution of all of them.

Trump's remarks at the news conference brought swift condemnation from Democrats and Republicans alike. The issue is not one of payments to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, as Trump repeatedly puts it, but how much members spend on their own armed forces. He read briefing papers, then looked back at the TV.

Several Republicans who normally defend him on television were silent. Yet impeachment does not mean removal from office: impeachment requires a majority vote in the House of Representatives, removal has a much higher threshold of a trial and guilty vote of a two-thirds majority in the 100-member Senate.

Trump said he ran a clean campaign and beat Clinton soundly in 2016.

By Tuesday afternoon when he faced the cameras, Trump had changed tack. I will say this.

Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian and professor at Rice University, compared Trump to "a bull carrying his own china shop around with him". The new communications director, Bill Shine, whose last job was running Fox News, has a particular ability to connect with the president. 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. "So, he needs to understand what evidence we have for election interference", Rosenstein said on Friday.

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