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"On the world stage, in front of the entire globe, the president of the United States essentially capitulated and seems intimidated by Vladimir Putin", Clapper told CNN. "It was unbelievable and very, very disturbing".
"Russia is trying to undermine democracy itself".
THE world was left retrieving their jaws from the floor following US President Donald Trump's extraordinarily spineless display alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, an unlikely hero was born.
Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain of Arizona led the charge, saying in a statement Monday that "no prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant".
"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation, ' sort of a double negative", the president said.
That is going to be hard for numerous president's critics to swallow, however.
The US president followed this by saying that "while Russia's actions had no impact, at all, on the outcome of the election", he accepted the intelligence community's conclusions.
Trump said that Russian Federation agreed to help with North Korea and claimed that the "process is moving along".
In the House, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi staged a vote in support of the intelligence committee's findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.
In response, Trump thanked Russian Federation for its cooperation in the "helping of people" in the deliverance of humanitarian aid and the eradication of 98 percent of Islamic State forces in Syria, while also praising the military relationship between the two countries. "And I think we're all to blame".
Several senators from both parties came out in support of tougher sanctions on Russian Federation. Yeah, I did heard these rumors that these allegedly collected compromising material on Mr. Trump when he was visiting Moscow. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match.
The criticism came not just from Democrats or frequent Republican antagonists. "He was given multiple opportunities to push back on Vladimir Putin [at the news conference] and he refused each and every one of them". Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating any potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Kremlin.
"We just conducted a year-long investigation into Russia's interference in our elections".
Democrats also sounded alarm. "The United States must be focused on holding Russian Federation accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy".
Trump also accused past American leaders, rather than Russia's destabilizing actions in the USA and around the world, for the souring of relations between two countries.
Taking direct issue with the president who appointed him, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said USA spy agencies have been "clear" and "fact-based" in their assessment that Moscow interfered in the presidential race two years ago.
Yet, while Trump's remarks drew criticism in both parties, the reaction was more muted from the Republican side.