The Russian list includes Browder, the Ziff brothers and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, as well as an ex-MI6 agent, Christopher Steele, who compiled an explosive dossier alleging connections between Russia and the Trump campaign and warning that the Kremlin had compromising information on the president. He denied Russia's accusations and expressed deep concern that the White House failed to defend him.
"We're doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russia", Trump said at a cabinet meeting at the White House.
"The President said, 'Thank you very much, ' and said no to answering questions".
"You know the rules", Nunes said when asked for comment. The speaker said he stood by his Monday statement that "the president must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally".
Trump said Vladimir Putin had an interesting idea about cooperating on the investigation into Russia's interference in USA elections.
But White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said later on Wednesday that Mr Trump was responding "no" to further questions from reporters. "The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that".
Lawmakers from both parties have been sounding the alarm over fresh interference by Russian Federation as they push to fortify USA election infrastructure ahead of the midterm elections.
"I let him know we can't have this". As he affirmed his support for U.S. intelligence agencies, the lights went to black in the White House conference room.
"We continue to urge Russian authorities to work with the US Department of Justice to pursue those in Russia who in fact perpetrated the fraudulent scheme that Russia refers to that targeted not only Mr Browder, but also his company and. the Russian people as a whole".
"I would, because he's in charge of the country".
Republicans and Democrats accused him of siding with an adversary rather than his own country. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House.
Republican foreign policy leaders have dismissed Paul's views. Sen.
"In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't", he said. "If you're wrong about this and we don't act, that's going to define your presidency". But Trump also appeared to question whether such statements would have an impact on Russian Federation.
Trump has come in for harsh criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, with some equating the president's statement to treason.
The indictment accuses members of the Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU of carrying out "large-scale cyber operations" to steal Clinton campaign and Democratic Party documents and emails.
"Well, I'd accept it".
"Russia lost 50 million people and helped us win the war", Trump said. "This is what he does".
"Well, that's good to hear 'cause if it was no to the idea that Russian Federation was interfering that would have been very problematic, dumbfounding", Graham said.
Trump discussed some of these things directly, face-to-face with Putin, she said. "I just want to have this country be safe". "That's what I meant to say". Those reports indicated Putin had ordered the complex cyberattacks to sway the election.
Trump sounded grudgingly convinced, according to several people who attended the intelligence briefing on January 6, 2017.
Sanders's comments prompted outrage in the United States, including from McFaul, a vocal Putin critic.