White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters at a news briefing hours later that the president's "no" was not in answer to a reporter's question, "Is Russia still targeting the USA?" "And there's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia", Trump said before a Cabinet meeting at the White House, adding that Putin "understands it and he's not happy about it".
Republicans and Democrats both accused him of siding with an adversary rather than his own country after he shied away from criticizing the Russian leader for what US intelligence agencies say were Moscow's efforts to undermine the 2016 election.
She added that it's "our goal" to stop any foreign meddling and that Trump made clear during his meeting with Putin to "stay out of United States elections".
"Well, I mean, I guess it's probably the best that we're going to be able to get, right?" I think Dan Coats is excellent. we have excellent people.
Blumenthal for his part says he wants to see "the whole national security team, beginning with (National Security Adviser) John Bolton", brought before Congress to provide details on the Trump-Putin meeting.
Although a small number of Republicans defended Trump's performance at the press conference such as Rand Paul, a senator from Kentucky. "You said the president has been publicly critical of Vladimir Putin, I just want to know when".
In a statement, Judy Jenner, a spokeswoman for the American Translators Association, said, "We have codes of ethics for many fields of interpreting. but I do not see how those codes of ethics would supersede a congressional subpoena".
"I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't, '" Trump told reporters.
Sanders, who was in the room when Vega asked the question, said she interpreted it differently and was not reversing Trump's position.
He, however, backtracked a day later on his return to the U.S. and said that he misspoke in the joint news conference. "I don't see any reason why it would be".
Donald Trump has claimed Russian hackers are no longer meddling in United States affairs despite intelligence sources suggesting otherwise. "We're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be".
At the Helsinki news conference, Trump cast doubt on the findings of the agencies.
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".
Cristiano Ronaldo has been strongly linked with leaving Real Madrid this summer with Juve now the favourites to land the forward. The Portuguese converted a stoppage-time penalty in the second leg to knock the Italians out 4-3 on aggregate.
CEO Elon Musk , for one, noted on Twitter that the Model 3, while newer than the Model S, is not a superior vehicle. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has misled investors and put its customers at risk.
As the storm closes in, the center can shift and shrink to a new location, so you'll have to pay way more attention now. Epic Games has just updated Fortnite with Season 5 , providing an all-terrain kart and some reasons to use it ...
Through five wins in London, the 31-year-old has dropped just two sets and has wrapped up every match in less than three hours. Yet the latter is in the better form overall and remains formidable once he gets to the business end of a tournament.
Saudi Arabia's objective, revealed at the OPEC meeting in June, has been to stabilise production and prices around current levels. US tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports took effect as a deadline passed on Friday and Beijing has vowed to respond in kind.
For less than $14 a month, you can enjoy all the movies and TV shows you like, in Ultra HD, on up to four devices simultaneously. And those on the Standard tier found their access limited to just the one device at a time, down from two.
The declaration was odd given the topic being discussed was whether the President would support a Hard Brexit for the UK. Around 50 percent think the visit should go ahead, compared with 37 percent who think the visit should be canceled.
May's proposals for a "common rulebook" on goods "hands control of large swathes of our economy to the EU", he said . Tory Brexiteers say the proposals agreed at Friday's meeting of the Cabinet at Chequers are "Brexit in name only".
The boys will have to navigate through submerged passageways in some places no more than two feet (0.6 metre) wide. The extraction of those remaining is expected to take another two to four days, depending on conditions.
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