How The Trump-Putin Relationship Resonates With The President's Supporters

Jul 20, 2018, 18:32
How The Trump-Putin Relationship Resonates With The President's Supporters

"The president is going to meet with his team and we'll let you know when we have an announcement on that", Sanders said. Trump now says, with apparent reluctance, that he does agree, but he continues to add that others may have intervened as well.

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Trump became the first major party presidential nominee to not release his tax returns since former President Richard Nixon.

The White House said late on July 18 that it is considering the offer, made by Putin to President Donald Trump at their summit in Helsinki on July 16, but the State Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation dismissed Russia's request, with the department calling it "absolutely absurd".

"I have no doubt that when it comes to American interest, this president is always going to put America first", he said.

"We're doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russian Federation".

But during his CBS chat on Wednesday, Trump went as far as saying he personally confronted Putin when they met in Helsinki.

On Tuesday, Mr Trump claimed he "misspoke" when he said at the summit that Russian Federation was not meddling in the United States elections.

One such opportunity is what Trump termed an "incredible offer" from Putin to allow the USA access to Russians accused of election hacking and other interference.

Lawmakers and former intelligence officials are expressing outrage over the White House suggesting it is considering a proposal from the Kremlin to potentially interrogate a group of Americans including a former USA ambassador.

The president's behavior led some to speculate on whether Putin had leverage over Trump, possibly including his knowledge of any past business dealings between the president and Russians.

"Thank you very much".

During the summit in Helsinki earlier this week, Putin said his government would cooperate with the 2016 election-meddling investigation, but in exchange, Russian Federation would get to interrogate former USA ambassador Michael McFaul, Magnitsky Act champion Bill Browder, and other officials.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Twitter that Trump's comments were "simply false".

President Donald Trump spoke to members of the media as he met with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, in Washington. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., that would slap new sanctions on Russian Federation or any other country caught posting ads, running fake news or otherwise interfering with election infrastructure.

"I thought it would be obvious but I would like to clarify just in case it wasn't".

"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative", he added. In addition, the two leaders have also held several telephone conversations.

"I'm interpreting what the president said, I'm not reversing it", Sanders said. "President Trump undercut our intelligence, elevated a brutal dictator who's taking advantage of the United States". Just last month, TIME's editors made headlines with a cover that depicted Trump looming over a crying immigrant girl in a now-famous image.

On Tuesday, Trump read from a printed statement, and said he had misspoken in Helsinki.