Russia Slams Proposal to Question Trump Summit Translator

Russia Slams Proposal to Question Trump Summit Translator

Russia Slams Proposal to Question Trump Summit Translator

US President Donald Trump has defended himself amid a barrage of criticism over his stance on Russian Federation.

He said it would have been naive to expect that the summit could have resolved problems that had built up over many years in the space of a few hours, but that a start had been made.

McFaul, a Stanford professor and Russian Federation expert said he knows Browder but has never had business with him, and found the idea advanced by Putin as "absolutely outrageous".

Supporters of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, many of whom are also concerned about Trump's relationship with Putin, pointed out that NATO's mutual defence commitment is a deterrent, and has largely kept the peace in Europe since World War II.

But Republicans also hardened their criticism of Trump, with lawmakers expressing anger and incredulity at his shifting statements. Trump adds that "We are doing MUCH better than any other country!"

"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", he tweeted.

Trump said he also accepts Coats' assessment that the threat from Russian Federation is ongoing.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a Trump ally, acknowledged Thursday that Trump has had a "bad week" on Russian Federation. Nonetheless, Browder was tried in absentia and sentenced to prison in Russia, making him a fugitive of Russian law enforcement. Forty-two percent of registered voters said they approved of Trump's overall job performance, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll taken after the summit.

Putin, in his first public comments about the summit, told Russian diplomats Thursday that U.S.

It "is meant to represent this particular moment in US foreign policy".

When Carlson asked, "Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack", Trump responded: "I understand what you're saying".

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of the sit-down.

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Trump backtracked on whether Russian Federation is now targeting US elections.

Bolton on Tuesday laid out four talking points for the crisis-hit White House, according to one official: that Trump stress he supports US intelligence agencies, that there was never any Russian collusion with his campaign, that Russian meddling is unacceptable and the United States is doing everything it can to protect elections in 2018 and beyond.

The zigzagging laid bare the White House's search for a path out of trouble that has dogged the administration's discussions of Russian Federation from the start, but spiraled after Trump's trip to Helsinki.

At the joint news conference between Trump and Putin on Monday, Trump called it an "interesting idea". Putin has denied any such meddling.

Four days after Trump stunned the world by siding with Putin in Helsinki over his intelligence agencies, the president asked national security adviser John Bolton to issue the invitation to the Russian leader, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. He cited US sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the USA, telling reporters that Putin "understands it, and he's not happy about it".

When pressed in his CBS interview on whether his acceptance of the U.S. intelligence analysis meant that he thought Putin lied when denying any Russian involvement, Trump said he "didn't want to get into whether or not he's lying".

The week was one of the toughest for Trump since he took office 18 months ago as aides struggled with damage control and convincing Americans that the president did not favor Russian interests over his own country's.

The magazine also shared a video showing Trump morphing into Putin.

"We see that there are forces in the United States that are prepared to casually sacrifice Russian-U.S. relations, to sacrifice them for their ambitions in the course of an internal political battle in the United States", said Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) has suggested that he wants Russian interviews of Americans who are accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes. The Americans wanted for questioning by Moscow include Michael McFaul, the former United States ambassador to Russian Federation, and American-born financier Bill Browder, who successfully lobbied the USA government to impose new sanctions on Moscow.

McFaul tweeted Wednesday that he hoped the White House would denounce "this ridiculous request from Putin".

A number of senators are swiftly signing on to a bipartisan bill from Sens.

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