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At the start of a Cabinet meeting, a reporter asked, "Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?" The reporter asked, "Is Russia still targeting the USA?" while a White House press handler could be heard trying to move the press out of the meeting.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the president actually was saying "no" to the prospect of answering more questions, not responding to the specific question.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to allow the USA access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Sanders also addressed how the administration is working to prevent Russian meddling in USA elections in the future.

In an interview with Jeff Glor on CBS Evening News, Trump said he agreed with US intelligence officials that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Before the briefing, despite his very convincing insistence that he's Team United States, Trump was asked if he thinks that Russian Federation was still targeting the U.S., which according to intelligence agencies, they are. Pushed further, she added that Trump "said it was an interesting idea, but he did not commit to anything".

'It's imperative we get to the bottom of what is going on so we can be prepared to protect ourselves in advance of the 2018 elections.

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DES MOINES, Iowa-Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican, strongly criticized two Presidents Wednesday-his own and Russia's-following another confusing day of what President Donald Trump believes when it comes to Russia's meddling with the 2016 election.

Sanders explanation of Trump's "No" was the second time since Monday's summit that Trump and the White House have blamed a misstatement or misunderstanding for the furore over Russian Federation. "I don't see any reason why it would be".

'So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki, ' Trump tweeted.

According to a transcript posted by the White House, he said: "My people came to me. they said they think it's Russian Federation".

Here is the full transcript of President Trump's comment during a news conference with Putin.

Trump has also appeared on several occasions to question the U.S. intelligence findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 vote in a bid to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump said. "Let me ask you this: What about the fact they came charging - that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs?"

"Well, I accept. I mean, he's an expert", Trump told CBS about Coats' warning.

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