Putin soccer ball gift to Trump gets routine security check

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The U.S. and Russia have been on opposing sides of the conflict in Ukraine, unleashed after a popular uprising against a pro-Russian president and Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

In response to Trump's tweet, Clinton posted a more recent video, sharing her remarks from a 2016 campaign rally.

During the event, Coats also claimed that he didn't know exactly what happened during U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Putin earlier this week.

The Russian ambassador said Moscow is ready to discuss a proposed new meeting between Putin and Trump, Interfax said.

He clarified remarks he made at a news conference after the meeting, in which he said he saw no reason why Russian Federation would meddle in the 2016 United States election - despite U.S. intelligence concluding just that.

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"I won't speculate on other things that we might do or might be done outside of CENTCOM here but for us, steady as she goes", Votel said.

Russia's Defense Ministry said it sent detailed proposals to Washington on organizing the return of more than 1.7 million refugees to Syria after agreements reached by Putin and Trump, RIA news agency said. Standing at his side, Putin dismissed the "so-called" interference as a sham, declined to deny that Russian Federation had compromising material on Trump, and offered Russia's help in analyzing USA intelligence about his country's own election meddling. "All the reporting I have seen suggests that has yet to occur", McKeon said.

Trump's public doubting of Russia's responsibility in a joint news conference with Putin on Monday provoked withering criticism from Republicans, as well as Democrats and forced the president to make a rare public admission of error.

On Thursday, after an outcry in Congress, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders issued a statement that Trump "disagrees" with Putin's proposal to have Russian officials question Americans suspected of illegal activity by Moscow, including a former US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul.

The announcement appeared to come as a surprise to US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who was told about it during a live interview at the Aspen Security Forum in the state of Colorado.

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One official, asked if the reaction to Helsinki would be a more organized process, said this is often how the White House operates.

"A year and a half into his presidency, Trump's puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained", Brian Bennett writes in the TIME cover story.

Trump listed on Twitter the topics he and Putin talked about, but has not given details.

"He does believe that they [Russia] would target USA elections again".

"Look at the diplomats I threw out", Trump added, referring to the 60 diplomats expelled from the United States in March after the alleged poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK.

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Mr Trump flagged that he would have a second meeting with Mr Putin but did not give any details about when or where it would happen.

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