Trump takes U-turn, blames Putin for 2016 United States poll meddling

Trump takes U-turn, blames Putin for 2016 United States poll meddling

Sheppard and Bostjancic represent the mixed views among former members of the US military to Trump's comments: Some say they are a betrayal, with the commander in chief giving more credence to Putin's word than to the conclusions of USA intelligence agencies and creating a hardship for those who serve and put their lives on the line. So certainly as the leader of a country you would have to hold him responsible, yes.

Asked what he had said to Putin during a one-on-one meeting the two had in Helsinki on Monday, Trump replied: "Very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that".

"The sentence should have been 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia, ' " Trump said while reading from a prepared statement at the White House.

Trump has been under bipartisan fire in Washington for failing to publicly confront Putin over the election interference at the press conference that followed their Helsinki talks. I think Dan Coats is excellent. we have excellent people. As Putin looked on beside him, Trump said, "I have President Putin; he just said it's not Russian Federation. I think we have excellent people in the agencies, and when they tell me something, it means a lot". I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be". Since then, Trump has said he accepts the findings of the US intelligence community that Russian Federation did interfere. "We never said just kidding".

Handley, who retired as a chief petty officer, said she started serving under President Ronald Reagan. Later Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed that when the president answered "no", he was saying he couldn't answer questions and not actually saying "no" to the question about Russian targeting. "Mr Trump is supporting not the elected British leader but rather her internal party rivals as well as an extra-parliamentary racist fringe that has very little support in Britain but that matters to USA alt-right activists, the core of Trump's base". He also went after his Justice Department, calling its investigation into Russia's efforts and potential collusion with Trump's campaign a "disaster for our country".

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He said the sentence should have been, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation", rather than, "I don't see any reason why it would be Russian Federation". Could be other people also.

Although he faced pressure from critics, allied countries and even his own staff to take a tough line, Trump said not a single disparaging word in public about Moscow on any of the issues that have brought relations between the two nuclear powers to the lowest ebb since the Cold War. As Trump was declaring his "full faith and support" for U.S. intelligence agencies, the lights in the Cabinet Room went dark.

Asked if he would single out Putin and hold him "personally responsible", Trump said to Glor that he would.

Trump said before the Cabinet meeting, "There's never been a president as tough on Russian Federation as I have been", citing economic sanctions. Some have shied away from action, anxious about how US companies might be affected and how Trump might treat critics in an election year.

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