The White House says President Trump opposes a proposal floated by Russian President Vladimir Putin that would allow Russia to interview American officials in exchange for making Russian authorities indicted in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's probe available for questioning.
President Donald Trump on Thursday morning shared a video compilation made by his favorite cabler in an attempt to prove that he has not taken a soft stance on Russian Federation after the USA intelligence community charged the country with election interference. "Just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country", he said.
An embattled President Trump on Thursday once again declared his widely criticized summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin a "great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media".
As Time noted, Trump's 2020 re-election campaign released an ad in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville white supremacist demonstrations a year ago that called the press and career Democratic politicians the enemy.
POTUS appears still to be stewing over that scripted statement he was given to read the morning after his Helsinki presser, insisting that when he said at the Helsinki presser he did not see any reason to think Russia WOULD interfere in our election, throwing his intel officers under the bus, he had meant to say he did not see any reason to think Russia WOULDN'T interfere in our election.
"We wouldn't actually spend as much time and effort as we are if we didn't believe that [Russia is] still looking at us", she said.
"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".
The proposal arose at Monday's summit between the USA president Donald Trump and the Russian president Vladimir Putin, and any decision by Washington to assist with an adversary's prosecution of former government employees overseas would be a stunning shift in U.S. policy, especially as it could violate the worldwide legal principle of diplomatic immunity. In Helsinki, the presidents said they had agreed to create a commission made up of business representatives to discuss greater economic cooperation. Russian officials worry that domestic turmoil in the USA will hamper potential future cooperation on Syria or arms control discussed at the summit.
"They continue their efforts to undermine our democracy", Coats said.
This, however, seemed to put Trump once again in opposition to United States intelligence agencies, specifically an earlier statement by National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, who said Moscow was involved in "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy".
'You look at other people int he Federal Bureau of Investigation that have been fired that are no longer there, ' Trump said.
The remark, which came in response to a reporter's question as journalists were being escorted from a Cabinet meeting at the White House, marked the second time in three days the president has broken with the former GOP senator from Indiana.
Many accused Mr Trump of being a "traitor", saying his performance in Helsinki only deepened rumours that the Kremlin may have compromising information on him and sparked talk of new sanctions against Russian Federation. Pompeo is to publicly testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 25.
Putin has denied allegations of election interference.
He said it would be "naive to think that the problems" between the world's biggest nuclear superpowers "would be solved in a few hours".