Trump says he believes Putin, not USA intelligence committee, on election hacking

Trump says he believes Putin, not USA intelligence committee, on election hacking

Trump says he believes Putin, not USA intelligence committee, on election hacking

Russia's Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 USA presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen.

"I stand with our men and women in the US intelligence community, and am highly disturbed by President Trump's statements supporting Putin's baseless, false claims of innocence".

Trump's top national security officials, Democrats and most Republicans in Congress say USA intelligence agencies got it right in finding that Russians secretly tried to sway the election.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they meet in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018.

President Donald Trump was swiftly rebuked by lawmakers, TV anchors and pundits across the political spectrum Monday after his joint news conference in Finland with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"The president is putting himself over our country", Schumer said, adding Trump should have taken the 12 indictments of Russian intelligence officers to the summit and "demanded justice".

"What we actually got back from Putin quite publicly was, I would say, a rather subtle trolling".

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The reporter gave Trump the chance to share at least some of the blame with Moscow, asking, "Do you hold Russian Federation at all accountable for anything in particular?" Instead, Trump "took the word" of the Russian intelligence community over that of his own, he added.

The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russian Federation, making it highly doubtful the Kremlin would ever voluntarily send over the defendants to be prosecuted in an American court. "He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world", McCain said.

But by Monday, Graham suggested Trump had let him down in not condemning Russia's support for Iran's military presence in Syria and Putin's alliance with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.

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While standing next to Putin on Monday, Trump proceeded to attack special counsel Robert Mueller, blame the US for the bad blood between the countries and allow Putin to lie about the interference. I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be".

Trump said Putin "felt very strongly about it and has an interesting idea".

The summit, which is being closely watched around the world, was not the first time Mr Trump and Mr Putin have held talks.

I disagree with the president's comments.

House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a strongly worded statement saying there's "no question" that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

A senior North Atlantic Treaty Organisation diplomatic source, who was in the meetings at last week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, said the mood was grim in the wake of Trump's visit but there was also relief that he did not force a change in policy. "Because he talked about bringing the U.S. Russian Federation relationship back to normal", Putin said.

John Brennan, a former Central Intelligence Agency director, deemed Trump's performance at the summit so egregious as to support charges of impeachment, tweeting that it "rises to & exceeds the threshold of "high crimes & misdemeanors" - the constitutional justification for removal from office.

As to what the summit may have produced in terms of nuclear disarmament, peace in the Korean Peninsula, resolving the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, or ratcheting down tensions in Europe... no one in the U.S. media seemed interested in asking.

Fox Business echoed Hume's comments.

"Our law enforcement is perfectly able to do this questioning and send the appropriate materials to the United States", Putin said.

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