White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning United States officials

White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning United States officials

White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning United States officials

"Not doing so creates moral equivalency between a legitimate USA indictment of Russian intelligence officers and a insane, completely fabricated story invented by Putin", he said.

The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the USA access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes. "So certainly as the leader of a country you would have to hold him responsible, yes", Trump told CBS News in an interview.

Sanders said Trump was still weighing the offer with his team, adding, "We've committed to nothing".

Even many Republicans are lashing out at Trump after his freaky performance at his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Trump needed to wake up to Russia's efforts to interfere in American elections.

Trump discussed some of these things directly, face-to-face with Putin, she said.

He also vowed to "move aggressively" to repeal and repel any Russian efforts to interfere in US 2018 elections, and ruled out the possibility of rolling back USA sanctions on Russia despite his meeting with Putin. Ailing Senator John McCain, the Republican Party's 2008 presidential nominee, branded Trump's press confab with Putin "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory", according to CNN. Earlier in the day, when asked by ABC News" Cecilia Vega if Russian Federation is still targeting the U.S., President Trump replied: "Thank you very much, no." "No?

Donald Trump's unsettling embrace of Russia's Vladimir Putin this week drew derision across the USA political spectrum, but it remains to be seen whether Republicans have the will to rein in their president. Didn't get very much play relatively speaking. He backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 US election. They would rather go to war than see this.


"Vladimir Putin has been after me for a long time even when I was ambassador", McFaul told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday. "It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!" the president wrote.

Trump also accused past American leaders, rather than Russia's destabilizing actions in the US and around the world, for the souring of relations between two countries.

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.

One such opportunity is what Trump termed an "incredible offer" from Putin to allow the US access to Russians accused of election hacking and other interference.

"The sentence should have been, "I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russia" instead of "why it would", Trump said Tuesday of the comments he had made in Helsinki.

Coats said last week that Russian Federation has been the most aggressive cyberthreat but other efforts are coming from China, Iran and North Korea as well as criminal networks and individual hackers.

McCain was actually an early Trump regretter, endorsing Trump for president in 2016, but later pulling his endorsement after a tape surfaced in October of that year on which Trump was heard making crass and sexist remarks about women, and boasting about kissing and sexually grabbing them against their will, The Guardian reported.

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