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DNI Coats Backs US Assessment of Russian Election Meddling

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki Finland Monday Trump Questions US Intel, Not Putin, on Russia 2016 Meddling
Andrew Cummings | 18 July, 2018, 02:49

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave President Donald Trump a World Cup soccer ball during a press conference Monday in Helsinki - which the USA leader said he'd gift to his son.

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.

He called Trump's performance "thoughtless" and "dangerous" and "weak". He dismissed it all with a new attack on an old target: the news media. "Sadly, it is not being reported that way - the Fake News is going insane!"

Set aside the fact that Trump's tweet showed an astonishing ignorance of the history of US-Russia relations. Browder was a driving force behind a USA law targeting Russian officials over human rights abuses. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Democrats joined the chorus of complaints about Trump's performance. It also marked a rejection of what the Republican Party has stood for, going at least as far back as Kirkpatrick's electrifying 1984 Republican National Convention speech. "The Russian state has never interfered and will never interfere in the internal workings of the U.S. state", he said early in the proceedings, adding that both sides could look at the issue via a joint working group on cybersecurity. "We have both made some mistakes".

Trump's statements at Monday's news conference prompted some Democrats to publicly speculate about the reasons behind his deference to Putin.

Putin has denied on multiple occasions Russian Federation meddled in the US election.

"The flaw in that is that President Putin is not interested in a better relationship", Rubio said at a forum sponsored by the Atlantic.

Trump also continued to deny that there had been any other collusion between his campaign and Russians, declaring: "We ran a brilliant campaign and that's why I'm president". It was a remarkable break with US intelligence officials and the Justice Department. A wary and robust stance toward Russian Federation has been a bedrock of his party's world view.

Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Trump's answer on meddling "will be seen by Russian Federation as a sign of weakness".

"I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today", the president said during a news conference after his summit with Putin. Russia, he said, 'remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals'.

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Graham was careful to note he did not believe there was any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation but was clear he believed election interference did occur.

Coats' statement was seen as an uncommonly brusque pushback by the United States intelligence community against the White House. The special counsel investigating potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin charged a dozen Russian military intelligence officers on Friday with hacking the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign and then releasing the stolen communications online as part of a sweeping conspiracy to meddle in the election.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

Asked by a Reuters journalist whether he did indeed attempt to hold Putin and Russian Federation accountable for anything related to the claims of interference, Trump doubled down on his defence.

One of the toughest responses came from Sen.

"President Trump just attacked our intelligence agencies and law enforcement for doing their jobs while standing next to a dictator who intervened in our election to help elect Trump".

Monday's news conference turned on some sharp questions by Jonathan Lemire, White House correspondent for The Associated Press. You get the idea.

What has United States reaction been? And it came at the end of an extraordinary trip to Europe in which Trump had already berated allies, questioned the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and demeaned leaders including Germany's Angela Merkel and Britain's Theresa May.

The summit began just hours after Trump blamed the United States - and not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea - for a low-point in U.S. -Russia relations. "They said they think it's Russia", Trump said.

Associated Press writers Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville in Washington, and Jill Colvin, Jonathan Lemire, and Vladimir Isachenkov in Helsinki contributed to this report.

Trump had winked at Putin as he met him at the summit.

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