Trump accepts intel on Russian Federation poll meddling
Trump accepts intel on Russian Federation poll meddling
Trump said he maintains Russia's actions had no impact on the election result
20 July, 2018, 22:13
At the press conference Trump failed to challenge Putin over the 2016 presidential election, seeming to accept at face value the strongman's denial that Moscow interfered in a bid to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
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Just now, President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016.
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"I think there's a lot we can do together", the Senate's No. 2 Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, responded. "There is no question that Russian Federation interfered in our election", he said.
The latest hubbub further inflamed criticism of the president's posture toward Russia. Sen.
Republican Trey Gowdy said "Russia is not our friend" and expressed hope Mr Trump's aides could convince him that "it is possible to conclude Russian Federation interfered with our election in 2016 without delegitimising his electoral success".
Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday of the proposed Russian questioning, "That's not going to happen".
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But on Thursday Mr Trump said the meeting was a "great success" and he was looking forward to their next meeting. Earlier Mr Trump rejected a proposal by Mr Putin that Russian Federation be allowed to question USA citizens.
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