Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Putin brushes aside suggestion he has compromising information on Donald Trump

Putin brushes aside suggestion he has compromising information on Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russian Federation accountable for meddling in the 2016 US election +, and some US lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for US intelligence agencies.

As we reported, the country was aghast when POTUS, standing alongside Putin in front of cameras, again denied claims of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and questioned the conclusions of his own USA intelligence agencies.

Today Donald Trump came back to American soil to tell us all to our faces that the bad stuff he said about us in front of his Russian friends was an accident.

Putin also used the interview Monday to caution the US against holding the relationship between the two countries hostage over "internal political struggles", a reference to the probe into Moscow's role in the 2016 election. "Not only were Trump's comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin", the former Central Intelligence Agency head continued.

Trump's statement was an open challenge to the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies, which insisted that Moscow played a role of intervention in the general elections. But since a President Bubbles is unfortunately not likely to happen soon, the comedian took the liberty of repurposing an old Sesame Street video for Trump to use the next time he forgets the difference between "would" and "wouldn't".

Paul says, "I think these people are mistaken".

He added: "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security".

That's sparked controversy around the world, including in Trump's own Republican Party.

Trump has denied collusion and casts Mueller's probe as a witchhunt that detracts from his election victory.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he did not feel Britain should be "rolling out the red carpet" to Mr Trump. Mrs May said it was "all of our responsibility to ensure that transatlantic unity endures".

Mr Trump said he was not convinced it was Moscow.

The Arizona Republican says the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki was "a tragic mistake".

The New York Democrat says it is "thoughtless, risky and weak" for Trump to take Putin's word that Russian Federation didn't meddle in the 2016 US elections.

The Wisconsin Republican says the American intelligence community and the House Intelligence Committee agree that Russian Federation interfered in the election.

Aside from questions over the election, the United States and Russia remain far apart on major issues, such as the Syria conflict, Russia's annexation of Crimea, and the USA backing for the UK over the poisoning of a former Russian spy.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wouldn't critique Trump's appearance with Putin.

Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "bizarre", "shameful" and a "missed opportunity" to stand up to Russia.

Putin spoke to Fox shortly after a high-profile summit in which Trump blamed USA "foolishness" and "stupidity" for troubled U.S.

Former CIA Director John O. Brennan tweeted that Trump's behavior exceeds the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors.

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