On Monday, Putin said at a news conference alongside Trump in Helsinki, Finland, that he wanted Trump to win the 2016 election over Hillary Clinton, while denying that Russian Federation meddled in the election.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters at a news briefing hours later that the president's "no" was not in answer to a reporter's question, "Is Russia still targeting the USA?"
President Trump said in an interview airing Wednesday that he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for the Kremlin's attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. "I would, because he's in charge of the country".
"It was important for the President to know what information we've uncovered because he's got to make very important decisions for the country, so he needs to understand what evidence we have of foreign election interference", Rosenstein said.
Sanders denied that was what the White House was doing.
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a congressional committee in February that he already had seen evidence Russian Federation was targeting U.S. elections in November, when Republican control of the House of Representatives and Senate are at stake, plus a host of positions in state governments.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not committed to voting on the bill but cited it as one possibility following Trump's summit in Helsinki with Putin.
In the interview, Trump said he has confidence in the intelligence agencies as they are now constituted - but he had harsh words for several previous senior intelligence officials, including ex-CIA chief John Brennan and James Clapper, a former director of national intelligence.
Conservative journalists find themselves in the "same bind the Republican Party is in", he says. "They either have to tie themselves to Trump, with all the unpredictability, demagoguery and extremism that brings, or risk alienating his very loyal base".
"We're going to have a massive effort to try to get to what happened".
He added: "Some people hate the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russian Federation".
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.
"It's insane and should be called insane and outrageous, not just by me, but by the US government", McFaul said.
Still, some on the opinion side for Fox News and Fox Business remained stalwart with Trump. "They want to start negotiations on the real political basis, and I think this is a good start, because the utopian ideas on the worldwide relations always fail". But Ryan said the GOP-led committee found the Intelligence Community employed poor methodology in reaching that conclusion, referring additional questions to the committee. Trump tweeted Wednesday that fallout from Monday's appearance with Putin was impacted by "Trump Derangement Syndrome", suggesting that his critics were going too far in offering critiques.
Lost yet? That's how a growing number of Republican lawmakers feel, as they find themselves defending presidential statements they are having a hard time understanding. During the press conference in the aftermath of the summit, Trump stated that Russian and USA militaries proved to actually get along better than the politicians of the two countries over the past few years, naming deconfliction communication in Syria as an example.
Phillips' exploration of a man disregarded by society is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale. Now that Joaquin Phoenix has officially signed on , Warner Bros. has given its Joker origin film a title and release date.
He would later double down on his comments, saying that changing football would be "the decline of our country". If Fedora doesn't make UNC great again, he may be taking his war on football to the unemployment line.
If the bacteria enters the bloodstream, the infection can become even more serious with a lethal rate of about 50 percent. In Manatee County, there has been one case of flesh-eating bacteria so far in 2018 but no deaths.
Chris Wallace pressed Putin harder during their interview than Trump likely did during their meeting, which was a welcome sight. Trump "threw the United States under the bus" in his Helsinki summit with Putin, Fox News reporter John Roberts said .
Airbus and its long-time rival, France's Dassault Aviation, have agreed to work on the Franco-German project together. In a surprise comment Airbus said: "Airbus welcomes the UK's commitment of funding for the future fighter project".
Without T'Challa around, Shuri will have to decide if she will forego her own passions in order to stand up for her nation". With the series, Marvel Studios will have something to adapt. "Alllll that and more", Okorafor shares with Bustle .
Something to look forward to: The ideal high-end virtual reality platform will be wireless but we're not quite to that point yet. On that note, Oculus clearly wishes to make its future VR headsets more approachable with the VirtualLink standard.
Mr Abdel Rahman said that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad have retaken the area of Mashara. Syrian state TV broadcast from al-Haara, a hill captured from rebels on Monday and overlooking the Golan.
Numerous youngsters said they wanted to apologise to their parents because they had not told them they were going to the cave. One boy said he believed he would be "scolded" by his mother after realising they were trapped .
ETECSA did not reply to a request for more details for this story. " But they tell us they still aren't ready and will call us ". He further adds that the facility has further added to his convenience as now he can update the live status of the news.
Deignan added: "The goals of the team perfectly align with my personal and professional goals, and I'm excited to be part of it". Trek will announce the rest of their squad from 1st August.
BMW G310R Launched in India at Rs 2.99 lakh
The single-cylinder motor is capable of generating a maximum power of 34 hp at 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 28 Nm at 7,500 rpm. On the other hand, BMW G 310 GS adventure tourer will face competition from Royal Enfield Himalayan and Kawasaki Versys-X 300.
Night Shyamalan's Glass Released
They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider and Kevin Frakes, who executive produce. There will be some kind of "surprise" for this panel, though it remains to be seen what that is.
Trump to pay his respect to fallen Secret Service agent
The Secret Service announced Remagen's return in a statement Wednesday, and tweeted that he was "one of America's finest". The Trumps attended a ceremony for Remagen Wednesday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where the agent's body arrived.
The Script is Done For that Metal Gear Movie
Vogt-Roberts is saying all the right things and is a big fan of the Metal Gear franchise, and he's working with Kojima. Even being involved with it, I look at it as someone who was, like, I would make the hell out of this movie.