Sanders: Trump believes Russian Federation would target United States elections again

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Monday's summit in Helsinki has inspired a barrage of sensational headlines, with some outlets even openly comparing the meeting between the two leaders as a modern-day Pearl Harbor.

"I think we have a deal".

But on Wednesday, Trump appeared to suggest that Russian Federation is no longer targeting the USA elections, again contradicting the findings of US intelligence agencies.

Sheppard and Bostjancic represent the mixed views among former members of the USA military to Trump's comments: Some say they are a betrayal, with the commander in chief giving more credence to Putin's word than to the conclusions of US intelligence agencies and creating a hardship for those who serve and put their lives on the line. "We are doing MUCH better than any other country!"

While many people remain horrified by Trump's relationship with Russian Federation, the president continues to tweet about the success of the Summit and even hinted at a second one.

Trump, who has struggled to quiet an uproar over his failure to confront Putin over Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election at Monday's summit in Helsinki, fell back on one of his favorite targets, the news media.

"I was absolutely appalled by what I heard at the White House today".

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Earlier in the administration, Coats' voice was drowned out by the more outspoken Mike Pompeo, who was Central Intelligence Agency director before Trump tapped him as secretary of state. Trump walked back the comment a day later, saying he misspoke, while adding "could be other people also". Trump shook his head and said, "No". "I don't see how they will let this go forward". "I think it was a strong news conference", Trump told CBS news, responding to a question on criticism of his performance at the press conference.

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of the sit-down.

'My view has not changed, which is that Russian Federation attempted to interfere with the last election and that it continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day, ' Wray said in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News. When asked the question Wednesday, he answered "no", a reply that put him sharply at odds with recent public warnings from his own intelligence chief.

The scale of the bipartisan outcry at Trump's stance toward Putin has only been rivaled by his 2017 waffling over condemning white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.

An American wanted by the Russian government has become the subject of global diplomacy for the second time in a week. "He (Putin) feels strongly about and I feel strongly about it, so that's good".

Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation. "He understands it and he's not happy about it and he shouldn't be happy about it because there's never been a President as tough on Russian Federation as I have been".

But James Flaskey, a 74-year-old Norfolk, Virginia, veteran who served in the U.S. Army during the height of the Cold War with Russian Federation, sees it a bit differently.

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During a press briefing Wednesday, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also called Russia's allegations "absolutely absurd".

On Tuesday, however, Trump backtracked and claimed that he had misspoken - that he had, in fact, meant to say that he did believe that Russian Federation had interfered in the election.

To represent that conflict, Burson merged the faces of Trump and Putin into a still image and video which morphs between the shifting appearances of the two world leaders. "We know he's coming after me because of the Magnitsky Act", Browder said on "The Story".

The White House said on Wednesday that Trump would meet with his team about U.S officials being questioned by Russian Federation.

After Wednesday's events, the White House sought to alter the narrative.

Lawmakers have urged Trump to reject the deal.

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