'Open Treason': Trump slammed by media, everywhere but Russian Federation

'Open Treason': Trump slammed by media, everywhere but Russian Federation

'Open Treason': Trump slammed by media, everywhere but Russian Federation

Facing withering criticism over Monday's deferential joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump asserted Tuesday that he misspoke when he said that Russia had not interfered with the US presidential election.

"I have the strongest respect for our intelligence agencies, headed by my people", Trump said at the previously unscheduled session with a small group of White House reporters as he prepared to meet with some House Republicans about additional tax cuts. "The president's statements today in Helsinki demonstrate his continued refusal to accept the unanimous conclusions of US intelligence leaders and the bipartisan findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee", Collins said in a statement. "There was no collusion at all". Could be other people also.

Even if it was a mere grammatical glitch, Trump made plenty of other comments in the same Helsinki news conference that gave Russian Federation the benefit of the doubt.

Trump said at the joint press conference with Putin that he didn't "see any reason" why Russian Federation would be responsible for the hacking of the election.

US President Donald Trump has been forced to backtrack after a media storm following his seeming defence of Russian Federation over claims of meddling in his country's presidential elections in 2016.

"Any country that can spy does, and any country that can meddle in foreign elections does", Paul said on CNN on Monday.

Trump spoke a day after returning to the U.S.to almost universal condemnation of his performance at Russian President Vladmir Putin's side in Helsinki.

A man argues with a security staff on a protest poster prior to a press conference after the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018.

Their relationship soured further a year ago, when Trump took the advice of his national security advisers and chose to commit more resources and time to the war in Afghanistan, launch strikes against government targets in Syria, and step up defense spending to unprecedented levels.

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"Let me just say to our European friends: We value the NATO treaty", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"We're all sort of used to Trump by now, and you say to yourself that we've gone as low as we can, and then you see what he said, and it's so much worse than you'd think", Deitz said. Translation: I'm inclined to accept the word of a longtime KGB officer over the evidence offered by USA intelligence and my own Justice Department.

Trump had hoped the indictment would strengthen his hand during the summit, according to the White House sources.

And he voiced support for U.S. intelligence agencies - a day after he had refused to accept their findings on Russia's election interference over Putin's denials - and vowed to take action to prevent further attacks.

"President Putin says it's not Russian Federation".

"President Trump cowered in the presence of Putin, and the entire world watched and saw that", she said. "I don't see any reason why it would be", he replied.

The two-page Democratic proposal summarized Ryan's points and said the House "expresses its agreement" with them.

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan called Russia's government "menacing" and said they could consider additional sanctions on Russian Federation.

Putin stated his public denial on Monday, but he also admitted for the first time that he did want Trump to win the election.

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