Friday, 17 August, 2018

Trump accepts intel on Russian Federation poll meddling

After backlash Trump says misspoke on Russian election meddling Trump said he maintains Russia's actions had no impact on the election result
Kenny Thornton | 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.

The president joked: "Whoops, they just turned off the lights".

Some US lawmakers have suggested passing resolutions to voice support for intelligence agencies or to invest more in election security and preventing cyber attacks.

Rick Wilson, a conservative who has always been critical of Mr Trump, says elected party members are horrified by his latest controversy.

"Each day's news cycle is bringing more head-spinning and disturbing headlines", Obama said, calling these "strange and uncertain times we are in".

U.S. President Donald Trump is promising that "big results" will eventually come from his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and says that Moscow "has agreed to help with North Korea".

His remarks came during a meeting with vice president Mike Pence, treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and several members of Congress.

Just now, President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016.

"I am not being alarmist, I am simply stating the facts", Obama said.

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"We will stop it, we will repel it", Trump vowed.

That's what a handwritten note attached to U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks said on Tuesday, one day after he questioned information from his intelligence agencies suggesting Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

His obsequious behaviour in Finland has seen shockwaves ripple across the United States and the world, with even senior Republicans condemning his comments.

The political firestorm over his performance in Helsinki has engulfed the administration and spread to his fellow Republicans, eclipsing most of the frequent controversies that have erupted during Trump's turbulent 18 months in office. It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!

"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".

Harris fired back by criticizing the media.

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