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Russian Federation tells U.S. to release alleged spy Maria Butina after 'fabricated charges'

Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump Russian Federation tells U.S. to release alleged spy Maria Butina after 'fabricated charges'
Shannon Reynolds | 22 July, 2018, 02:09

President Donald Trump reportedly told aides he was impressed with Russian President Vladimir Putin after their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last week. And his answers caused widespread alarm and outrage across the Atlantic.

A day after his meeting with Putin, Trump "clarified" his statements at a press conference saying he had full faith in the conclusion of United States intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 USA election. "So, certainly as the leader of a country you would have to hold him responsible, yes", Trump said.

The shock disclosure blindsided the US President's intelligence chief Dan Coats who was speaking at a security conference when the news broke and responded with "OK". "I have President Putin".

When the former first lady was calling for a stronger, more competent, prosperous and stable Russian Federation, she was responding to First Channel Television's Vladimir Pozner's series of interview questions. Remember when they said I was too tough with Chairman Kim?

He cited Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denials of such interference.

Rosenstein last week announced that 12 Russian intelligence officials had been charged with computer hacking and other offences during the 2016 election.

"I've been asking that for months and months and I've been tweeting it out and calling it out on social media". The State Department, however, later called it "absolutely absurd". She said Trump was saying "no" to answering additional questions - although that didn't appear to be the case because he elaborated on Russian Federation.

But Trump made some adjustments to the written statement he read aloud, adding that the meddlers "could be other people also".

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Antonov gave details of their discussions on arms control, but said the U.S. has been reluctant to back Russia's proposals so far. The Trump administration has had quite a week on an array of issues, but especially the topic of Russian election interference .

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"Getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russian Federation is a positive, not a negative", Trump said. Trump said the first summit was "only the beginning" of longer negotiations on numerous contentious issues between the two countries, including arms control, Syria and Ukraine.

On Thursday, the White House announced the two leaders would meet again in the fall, around the time of the congressional midterm elections the U.S. intelligence community says Russian Federation is trying to meddle in.

One question that seemed natural following the week was whose advice, if anyone's, was Trump taking in handling this episode. He was angry at the two American reporters, including one from The Associated Press, who asked questions at the Helsinki news conference.

Two letters got Donald Trump in trouble again later in the week.

Hours after Antonov spoke, the White House shot down the idea, saying the Trump administration "is not considering supporting" such a referendum.

The video clip as also posted by blackballed Hollywood actor James Woods, who has received much backlash for his support of Trump and conservative views.

This week, the president did appear to accept some internal advice. For instance, when I served in the White House, under George W. Bush, he came to President Bush's home in Crawford, Texas.

"I think the advice and decision to try to clean up the press conference was correct, and the president was smart to allow it", he said. "Sort of a double negative".

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