Even many members of the President's own party rebuked his statements from almost the moment he departed the Finnish capital. I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be".
Senior White House officials have repeatedly said that Trump meant to trade with Putin over Iran. All the explanations can not change that.
The zigzagging laid bare the White House's search for a path out of trouble that has dogged the administration's discussions of Russian Federation from the start, but spiraled after Trump's trip to Helsinki.
Trump still enjoys broad support among Republican voters despite criticism from party leaders about his words and actions while standing alongside the Russian leader answering questions from reporters, the poll results showed. That response came days after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats sounded an alarm, saying that warning lights about overall cyberthreats to the USA were "blinking red" - much as "blinking red" signals before the 9/11 terror attacks. The first draft of the prepared remarks was massaged by Stephen Miller, Trump's senior policy adviser, according to two people familiar with the process, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to share details of private conversations.
For a third day, Trump and his aides were in damage control mode in the face of criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers dismayed by the president's friendly demeanor toward Putin and his failure to confront the Russian leader about Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump was offered multiple opportunities to speak truth to power, or semi-power, and strongly denounce Russia's actions, but instead he placed blame on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and said that he had confidence in both parties - the USA intelligence community and Russian Federation. I will say this.
"Mr. President, it is time to stop taking the word of a KGB agent over that of your own intelligence officials", said Sen.
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Ardoon, 14, said though people can't predict the future, the experience had taught him about the consequences of acting careless. Some of them aspire to become Navy SEALs when they grow up while some dream of becoming professional footballers.
And it will now be etched as part of Trump's presidency, no matter how many double negatives he tries to claim.
"It's a glaring strategic mistake", Scaramucci said on CNN of Trump's equivocation yesterday over USA intelligence conclusions about Russian election meddling. But then he veered off the script that was written for him and suggested that others may have interfered in the election.
The potential implications are many, including in Latvia and Ukraine where Canada has troops, and in terms of further election interference, says Fen Hampson, director of the global security and politics program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ont.
'So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today'. And what he did is an incredible offer; he offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators with respect to the 12 people.
'It should have been obvious, I thought it would have been obvious, but I would like to clarify just in case it wasn't.
"Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along", he said.