Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Trump needed to wake up to Russia's efforts to interfere in American elections. "I think he will. Let's see what happens", Trump said.
"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative", he added.
Clearly, the internet isn't buying it.
The White House said Wednesday that Russian Federation continues to pose a threat to the USA electoral system, just hours after President Donald Trump appeared to dismiss the threat.
"With that being said, all I can do is ask the question [of Putin]". "We're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be". "It is why I believe we are at a critical point", Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Friday during an event at the Hudson Institute in Washington. But in return, Putin said he would expect the USA to allow Russian investigators to question what he called fugitives on American soil.
US intelligence officials have said Russia's efforts to undermine elections are continuing and now target the November 6 congressional races. Ahead of a cabinet meeting Wednesday, he seemed to have answered in the negative - "No" - to a question if he believed Russian Federation was still targeting the United States.
"I was interpreting what the president's intention was and stating the administration's policy", Sanders tried to explain.
Putin faces no serious political opposition at home, and leads a country that has never experienced a democratic transfer of power.
"Well, I would [consider him personally responsible], because he's in charge of the country", Trump told Glor.
"I've been trying my best to give the President the benefit of the doubt and always expressed potential other theories as to why he behaves as he does with respect to Russian Federation generally and Putin specifically", Clapper told CNN Thursday.
In his morning tweets, Trump said he elicited a promise from Putin during their meeting to help negotiations with North Korea, but did not say how.
Newt Gingrich, a staunch Republican ally whose wife Clarissa Gingrich is Trump's ambassador to the Vatican, called the Helsinki news conference the "most serious mistake" of the Trump presidency.
Later, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett asked White House press secretary Sarah Sanders about the exchange during the White House briefing: "Cecilia (Vega) asked the president, 'Is Russia still targeting the U.S.?' He said 'No.' Is that what the president actually believes?"
When an American reporter asked Putin point-blank whether he had compromising material on Trump, Putin offered a lengthy and roundabout response, ultimately saying it was "difficult to imagine an utter nonsense of a bigger scale than this". "I put out a statement yesterday, within minutes after that press conference".
KIRO Radio's Dori Monson could have a new career in store as a speech-writer for President Trump.
Sanders called the legislation a "hypothetical" and declined to say whether the president would back it. "I dislike these people because they wanted to grab up so much power and use it against the American people", Paul continued.
Johnson urged parliament to rethink its strategy, adding that the country would never get the chance to do it right again. On Friday The Telegraph said Johnson had re-joined the newspaper as a columnist with effect from Monday.
His comments appeared to be trying to ease local concerns fuelled by Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran. EU countries also gave European firms legal cover to operate in Iran despite the U.S. pullout in May from the 2015 nuclear deal .
The company has yet to start selling tickets for the vehicle and has not established an official price for those flights. The booster and spacecraft blasted off from the company's launch site in West Texas shortly after 11 a.m.
Annual inflation was expected to accelerate to 2.6 percent, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. Meanwhile, monthly input price inflation eased notably to 0.2 percent from 3.3 percent in May.
The Brazilian is now on his way to England to finalise a move having reportedly agreed to sign a five-year deal at Anfield. Alisson , 25, has impressed in his two year's at Roma and has established himself as the Brazilian national team's No 1.
Shoppers, meanwhile, have lots of sales to choose from as other retailers offer promotions to try to take a share of the spending. According to reports, users have experienced errors on both the desktop site and the mobile app, the BBC reported.
Plans already are underway by the city for additional improvements to the Alamodome before the next Final Four, Carnes said. The 2015 Super Bowl was played in Glendale but the area had 26 months to prepare for the Final Four.
When she checked on him an hour later, she noticed that he was white, with bloody mucus coming from his nose, and not breathing. Another child in the house, aged two, is now in the care of his father and a preliminary hearing will take place on July 23.
While it's good to keep lines of communications open, the United States must remain vigilant against Russian activities, she said. Tennessee Senator Bob Corker said Trump effectively gave Putin "a public approval by the greatest nation on Earth".
National League arms Brad Hand and Ross Stripling sat down American League in order in the top of the ninth inning. Trevor Story of Colorado tied the game in the seventh with a solo shot against Houston's Charlie Morton .
As the ball cleared the wall, the left-handed hitting Harper walked out of the batter's box and thrust both arms in the air. A few years ago Major League Baseball revamped the Home Run Derby format to make things more exciting and hey, it worked.
President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they meet in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018 . President Donald Trump says he sees no reason why Russian Federation would interfere in the 2016 election.
The nation state bill describes Israel for the first time as "the national home of the Jewish people". Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the law enshrined the principle of Jewish existence.
He said she is " terrified " and "under too much pressure", adding: 'There's a high price to pay to be married to that family'. Typically, members of the royal family stay away from political discourse and so the Senator quickly deleted her tweet.
Fox experienced the "Tiger buzz" at his first Open at St Andrews three years ago (a tie for 49th), and in Dubai last year. Amateur Sam Locke, who works part-time in 1999 champion Lawrie's Aberdeenshire golf centre, is playing his first Open.
Trump and Putin met for two hours in Helsinki on Monday with only their interpreters present, then held a joint press conference. He and other House Republican leaders tried to change the subject to taxes and the economy during their weekly news conference.
Prosecutors said the witnesses refused to testify or would refuse to answer certain questions if not given the protection. In a court filing , Mueller's team said identifying the individuals would result in "risk of their undue harassment".
Ultimately, she collapsed on the grass court in jubilation after converting match point, caking dirt on her white dress. But the players are coming back from the brink, but for different reasons altogether, and both have a point to prove.
None of them remained in Israel and all the wounded were returned to Syria after their treatment was complete, the military said. Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated last month that, "We are closely monitoring events in southern Syria".
Security Council to relax sanctions against Pyongyang, even though the United States is pushing for even tougher sanctions on oil. Trump tweeted the remark on Wednesday, promising " big benefits and exciting future " for Pyongyang " at end of process ." .
Divers found them 10 days later and eventually managed to rescue the last of them during a delicate operation on July 10. One of the boys, 11-year-old Chanin "Titan" Vibulrungruang, the youngest of the group, appeared to wipe away a tear.
If the Raptors are intent on keeping Serge Ibaka in the lineup, they could experiment with Leonard playing the two. The Lakers fell from 13/2 to 7/1 and the 76ers were initially at 15/1 and are now 16/1 to win the championship.
Trump began negotiations with the company after taking office, vowing that costs would go "WAY DOWN" or he would cancel the order. "Red, white and blue", Trump told CBS News of his plan to have the next version emblazoned with the colors of the American flag.
United States president Donald Trump has arrived at Finland's presidential palace for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin . Mr Trump said he respects Europe's leaders but says they have taken advantage of the USA on trade and defence spending.