Sen. James Lankford says Trump "not careful in his words" on Russian Federation

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Sen. James Lankford says Trump "not careful in his words" on Russian Federation

Dori could not believe the stumbling on the president's part, calling it "beyond credulity" that Trump's PR experts could not have come up with anything better than "ridiculously trying to flip-flop" on the previous day's comments.

"Let's be very clear, just so everybody knows: Russian Federation did meddle with our elections", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, another steady Trump political ally.

"What I was totally flabbergasted by was that the White House would not defend me", McFaul said. He told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor that he holds Putin personally responsible. "I would, because he's in charge of the country".

"Russia lost 50 million people and helped us win the war", Trump said.

His reservations, 18 months into his presidency and standing next to Putin on foreign soil, prompted blistering criticism at home, including from prominent fellow Republicans.

"We talked about this of course while meeting President Trump". On Friday of last week was when Mueller issued the indictments against the 12 [Russian military intelligence agency] officers for hacking the USA election.

As for Trump's "no" to question about Russian interference, the White House said he was refusing to take reporters' questions - not denying Russian meddling.

"The president is wrong", Sen.

One intel veteran and longtime former Central Intelligence Agency spy said he wasn't surprised by Trump's fawning over Putin because "it's becoming more and more clear that Trump is either a witting or unwitting Russian asset". Told that Sanders had since clarified, she responded, "There's a walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back of the walk-back?"

The interview came after Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki on Monday and his shifting statements on whether he agreed with the findings of United States intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.

"In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't, '" Trump said. The mother of one from nearby Franklin, Tennessee, had heard about Trump's meeting with Putin ahead of the summit and the subsequent negative press, but hadn't looked into the outcome herself. But video clearly showed him answering the reporter. "The combining of faces is a different way for people to see what they couldn't see before". Pressed on why Trump has repeatedly passed on opportunities to publicly condemn Putin's actions, Sanders suggested Trump was working to make the most of an "opportunity" for the two leaders to work together on shared interests. He added that he thinks he's been tougher on Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin, than any other USA president. He may have been pressured into saying it-not just by the media furor but by Mike Pence, John Kelly, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, according to reports-but he said it nonetheless. Lawmakers have urged Trump to reject the deal.

The president was asked what he said to Putin, and he replied that he was "very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling". Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who heads up the GOP's campaign arm.

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, called Trump a "traitor" at Tuesday's protest in front of the White House.

"We see that there are forces in the United States that are prepared to casually sacrifice Russian-US relations, to sacrifice them for their ambitions in an internal political battle in the United States", Mr Putin said.

In a separate tweet, he praised Fox News for having reported that he has acknowledged Russian interference in the 2016 election several times previously. But even that largely symbolic measure was blocked party-line by Republicans.

He later backtracked in a television interview, insisting he had "tremendous faith" in national intelligence director Dan Coats and that he would "accept" his conclusions on Russian involvement. I mean, he's an expert, " Trump said.

Trump made the comment Wednesday while answering questions during a Cabinet meeting.

Donald Trump also seems to be out of step with the American people on Russian Federation.

Trump declined to dub the Russian leader a liar.