Trump says media wants USA war with Russian Federation

Asked by reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting whether Russia is still targeting the U.S. President Trump shook his head and said

Asked by reporters at the start of a Cabinet meeting whether Russia is still targeting the U.S. President Trump shook his head and said"no. AP

Donald Trump said Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russia's election interference. "I have President Putin, he just said it's not Russian Federation".

Trump had toughened his tone about Russia on Wednesday, saying in a CBS News interview that he told the Russian president to his face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be".

Democratic lawmakers even pushed for Congress to subpoena Mr Trump's summit interpreter to find out what transpired during his private meeting with Mr Putin.

In his comments, Mr Putin said the meeting had been "successful and has led to useful agreements".

Much of the outrage stemmed from one comment Mr Trump made when he appeared alongside Mr Putin at the summit.

"The Russians want to have me handed over", Browder said.

"I think we should all be prepared, given [their] capability and will, that they'll do it again", she said.

In another tweet he is charging the media with preferring to go to war instead of him having a good relationship with Putin.

Russian politicians are rallying behind Vladimir Putin and denouncing American suggestions that the translator at his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump be interrogated about what they discussed privately.

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Trump has come under widespread domestic criticism about the meeting with Putin both from Democratic opponents and some Republicans.

USA intelligence officials have said Russia's efforts to undermine elections are continuing and now target the November 6 congressional races.

The Helsinki summit allowed them to start on "the path to positive change", he said, but added that he was cautious about the longer term.

Schumer also urged the Senate to take up legislation to boost security for US elections and to revive a measure passed earlier by the Judiciary Committee to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

Trump also said he misspoke during Monday's joint press conference with Putin and meant to say there was no reason "it wouldn't be Russia" behind election meddling.

"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy", Coats wrote in a statement released after Trump appeared to side with Putin, rather than USA intelligence agencies, on who was to blame for the election interference.

Trump also described the summit with his Russian counterpart as a "great success", at which "terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber-attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more" were discussed. "We're also living in a grown-up world", he said.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to testify before the Senate next week about the summit.

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