Before inauguration, Trump reportedly saw evidence Putin personally ordered election interference

Before inauguration, Trump reportedly saw evidence Putin personally ordered election interference

Trump on Tuesday said he simply misspoke in Helsinki and accepted the conclusions by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation was behind the election hacking, but then on Wednesday he appeared to defend his original remarks.

The president's comments were part of an interview with Jeff Glor for CBS Evening News.

But, as seen at Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki this week, Trump has veered away from that evidence and even cast doubts on the work of the USA intelligence community, The New York Times added.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., warned the Senate might take the issue out of the president's hands.

Mr. Trump also expressed confidence in Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, whose dire warnings about US hacking vulnerabilities he had questioned in a previous interview.

On Tuesday, Trump sought to contain the damage by delivering a statement in which he said he accepts the USA intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, but also added that there "could be other people also".

He also accused past American leaders, rather than Russia's destabilizing actions in the USA and around the world, for the souring of relations between two countries. And that statement was not acceptable.

Trump: "Thank you very much, no".

Democrats say the woman who translated for Trump - and the notes she likely took - could provide critical information about the meeting.

"The sentence should have been 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia, ' " Trump said while reading from a prepared statement at the White House.

The phrase "Trump Derangement Syndrome" is used by the president's supporters to describe how his critics get so infuriated that they lash out excessively at his behaviour.

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This contrasted to an average of 4kg lost during the more than two weeks they were trapped. They were all pronounced healthy aside from a few minor infections, reports said.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said, "The president's reinterpretation of his comments represents a very small step forward, but I'm still concerned about the impact on the intelligence community and I found the president's explanation to be confusing".

The officials said it became clear early Tuesday that initial discussions of clarifying his remarks on Twitter would not prove sufficient, as Trump was hearing from more and more people through phone calls and messages that he had to say something.

Trump returned to the subject of his relationship with Putin later Wednesday morning, asserting that some people would rather go to war than see him get along well with Putin.

The president also said that "I don't want to get into whether or not [Putin]'s lying". This is what Trump said about the matter.

Senate Republicans are weighing their own response to Russian Federation. There's no testing, so we've come a long way in a short period of time. He subsequently said he had misspoken a single word, and that he actually accepts the intelligence findings that Russian Federation meddled in the US political race.

Clearly Trump lacks the spine, and the loving paternal instinct, to stand as America's defender.

The meeting between President Putin and myself was a great success, except in the Fake News Media!

Special Counsel Robert Mueller´s investigation into Russian meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign has increasingly put pressure on the White House. These crimes were committed in secret, by agents intent on sowing confusion and disguising their efforts, which means that our understanding of these events has only come gradually.

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

"The president has made clear to Valdimir Putin that he should stay out of United States elections", Sanders was quoted as saying by Reuters.

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