USA intelligence chief in the dark over Trump summit


And when it comes to the USA and Russia, Congress can only do so much. Russian Federation has repeatedly denied meddling in the election and allegations of collusion with the Trump campaign.

The official did not specify if that meant Russia's interference in US elections.

The Russian leader praised Trump's mediation efforts in North Korea, but slammed his decision to pull out of the worldwide accord curbing Iran's nuclear activities.

"It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it", Sanders said on Thursday, a day after saying the proposal was going to be discussed by Trump's team. Trump notably flip-flopped repeatedly over what exactly he said to Putin at the summit, and whether he believes that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election campaign on Trump's behalf.

That next meeting may be at the White House.

The fall visit, if it happens, would be the fourth meeting of the two leaders, following the summit in Finland sideline meetings at events in Germany and Vietnam.

"I don't know what happened in that meeting", Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said.

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The Russian government has been somewhat more forthcoming.

Antonov said Thursday arms control treaties and the Syrian conflict were among the topics discussed, including "specific and interesting proposals" by Putin on Syria. He did not elaborate on what Putin's solutions would be.

The Russian ambassador to the United States said on Friday that Moscow was "open" to a follow-up summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump in Washington, four days after the leaders' private one-on-one meeting in Helsinki.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he believes that Russian Federation will try to undermine democracies around the world for the foreseeable future.

In the op-ed, titled "Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin".

"I think what's important about that conversation is, it's not that one side is right, one side is wrong", Secretary Nielsen told NBC News' Peter Alexander Thursday afternoon, when asked specifically about the August 2017 Charlottesville rally that left one woman, Heather Heyer, dead.

After taking a deep breath he continued, "OK".

Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine
Bloomberg said Putin was proposing a ballot of residents on the status of the two territories, carried out under global auspices. He has called the summit "a great success", but he has been vague about what he discussed with Mr Putin.

Democrats, meanwhile, are demanding that the administration provide more information about any promises that Trump may have made to Putin during their meeting in Helsinki.

"The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russian Federation, even a confrontation that could lead to war", Trump tweeted.

US President Donald Trump has called the Helsinki summit meeting with Vladimir Putin a great success and has revealed his expectations for a new meeting for a further resolution of existing problems. Trump initially had described the idea as an "incredible offer". It was Congress' first formal rebuke of Trump's actions at the summit and in its aftermath.

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Delaware Democratic Sen.

"This is an extraordinary remedy, I realize, but then it's extraordinary for the president of the United States to ask all of his senior staff essentials to leave the room and have a conversation with an adversary", Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told Politico, in reference to the move to subpoena Gross.

Putin told a closed-door gathering of Russian ambassadors this week that he had proposed the eastern Ukrainian referendum, which would be held under worldwide auspices, to Trump at their summit in Helsinki on Monday, Bloomberg reported, citing two anonymous sources who attended the meeting.

Senate Democrats want to question Trump's interpreter at Putin summit
A USA diplomat, who wished not to be named, told the Daily Beast that President Trump is nothing but a "p*ssy". On Twitter , Trump said he had received praise for his heavily criticized news conference with Putin.