White House in disarray over 'meddling'

White House in disarray over 'meddling'

After Donald Trump faced a slew of criticism for apparently siding with Vladimir Putin during a press conference in Helsinki, the U.S. leader added a new element to his account of the summit on Wednesday.

Pretty quickly, the United States government realised that Russian Federation was behind this effort to swing the election in Trump's favour. That came just days after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats sounded an alarm, comparing the cyberthreat today to how the way USA officials said before 9/11 that intelligence channels were "blinking red" with warning signs that a terror attack was imminent.

"Many positive things will come out of that meeting", the USA president said in another tweet.

The diplomat, who called Trump's performance at the press conference with Putin "pathetic and devastating", said the one "silver lining is that nothing will come out of this summit" because Trump never follows through on what comes out of the meetings with world leaders.

At the start of a Cabinet meeting at the White House, a reporter asked Trump, "Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr. President?"

Earlier Wednesday at a cabinet meeting, Trump replied "no" when asked by reporters whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States.

The Trump administration is working to ensure that Russian Federation does not meddle in American elections as it did in the past, the White House said today.

Trump's brief comment and Sanders' explanation were the latest statements in a week in which he's clarified his beliefs on Russian meddling multiple times, starting Monday at a summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Browder has said he helped expose corruption in Russian Federation. Trump now says, with apparent reluctance, that he does agree, but he continues to add that others may have intervened as well.

The US intelligence agencies believe that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential elections won by President Donald Trump. We all hear how the president sort of appeases Vladimir Putin.

POTUS was immediately questioned on whether he had raised Russia's meddling in the U.S. election, and he pivoted to a weird rant about Hillary Clinton and the ongoing independent counsel investigation into his campaign's alleged collusion with Russian Federation.

Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has been Trump's most vocal defender this week amid waves of negative press and hot-takes from media pundits, former Obama administration officials, celebrities, and more. "He cares more about himself than the nation and any of us who serve it". In addition, the two leaders have also held several telephone conversations. But he gave no details on how and when that might happen.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., urged colleagues to set aside their differences over the 2016 election and join to prevent another crisis. Instead they're sympathizing with a USA president on whom they've pinned hopes for improved relations, portraying him as a victim of irrational domestic critics and aggressive journalists. He is pushing legislation with Democratic Sen.

Arizona Sens. Flake, McCain rip Trump's performance alongside Putin
This is far from Conway's first rodeo when it comes to needling the Trump Administration, even though it is his wife's employer. The Russian foreign ministry responded by liking Trump's tweet and then replying: "We agree".

-Russian ties have gotten "substantially better" thanks to the meeting, and the two leaders have made significant progress toward addressing "some of the worst conflicts on Earth" such as Syria, Iran, Israel, and the reduction of nuclear weapons throughout the world.

Amid bipartisan condemnation of Trump's embrace of a longtime USA enemy in Helsinki, the US president delivered a rare admission of error Tuesday.

Coats said the intelligence community continues to see efforts by Russian actors to manipulate USA public opinion, including through the use of fake social media accounts.

Republican Senator John McCain accused Trump of "playing right into Putin's hands" with the president's comments in a Fox News interview on Tuesday that appeared to question the American commitment to defend all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

The timing of the exchange was conspicuous: It occurred five days after a less-than-collegial moment between reporters at a presidential news conference. And the scripted cleanup pertained only to the least defensible of his comments.

But it did not escape the notice of vigilant observers that Trump, using a black Sharpie pen, had crossed out a statement in his prepared statement about bringing the perpetrators of hacking to justice and that he qualified his statement with the impromptu remark that it could have been the handiwork of "other people". He also sounded the alarm about potential attacks on United States infrastructure and the financial system. It's in not just the interests of people like me and others, it's in the American national interests. "There is a lot of people out there". That's too far for some leading Democrats anxious about sending the wrong message during an election year.

"But to act like he hasn't been tough on Russian Federation, that he hasn't called them out is simply not true, and it simply completely changes everything that this administration has done in regards to that country", Sanders added.

Massie said, "It's very unfair in terms of how the media posed the question for Trump: 'Do you believe the intelligence community, or do you believe Putin?' The problem is, in a press conference, how do you answer that, knowing that the media has been successful in conflating spying and propaganda with the interference of an election?" "What we intend to do is make sure they don't get away with it again and also to help our allies".

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of his sit-down with Putin.

But while Corker serves as the powerful chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - where Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies next week and will certainly be grilled about Helsinki - he is not running for re-election, and neither is Flake.

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray was dismissive of the proposal.