Trump's mixed messages on Russian Federation renew doubts on what he thinks
Trump's mixed messages on Russian Federation renew doubts on what he thinks
Sarah Sanders attempted to clean up Trump’s week of Russia controversies. She only made
20 July, 2018, 19:31
The White House remained non-committal on the Russian proposal to allow investigators from both countries to question suspects under a 1999 treaty, which has the media and at least one former U.S. official up in arms.
On Tuesday, the United States leader sought to tamp down a global uproar over his warm embrace of Putin at Monday's summit in Helsinki, delivering a statement at the White House in which he said he accepts the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 USA election.
And in a move that could trigger further global worry, he also cast doubt on U.S. commitment to Nato's central principle of mutual defense, calling out new member Montenegro and warning that its "very aggressive" people could draw the alliance into war with Russian Federation.
Just a day earlier, the White House had said the offer was under consideration, even though the State Department called Russia's allegations against the Americans, including former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, "absurd".
At the White House press briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders said Putin's request was being considered but that no decision had been made.
Grassley said that this week President Trump "missed a real opportunity" when he failed to denounce Russia's interference in the 2016 election that sent Trump to the White House.
In the interview, President Trump said he agrees Russian Federation meddled in his victorious election and has said so "numerous times before".
"The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russian Federation is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past".
The president's assertion would conflict with a statement issued Monday by National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, who said Russian Federation has "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy". 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?"
Trump has said in an interview with CBS News that he told Putin that the United States won't tolerate election interference in the future. "They would rather go to war than see this", he said.
Trump has faced bipartisan fury at home since the summit in Finland.
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell hastily arranged the vote as lawmakers unleashed an avalanche of resolutions and other proposed actions expressing alarm over Trump's meeting with Putin and the White House's shifting response. "And is his position that 'No, Russia is not doing anything to interfere or meddle in the 2018 election?'" But, he added: "I think it was, what, $100,000 worth of Facebook ads?"
USA intelligence officials have said Russia's efforts to undermine elections are continuing and now target the 6 November congressional elections. "Big results will come!"
Trump stunned the world on Monday by shying away from criticizing the Russian leader for Moscow's actions to undermine the election, sparking bipartisan fury at home and prompting calls by some USA lawmakers for tougher sanctions and other actions to punish Russia.
At the Helsinki news conference, Trump cast doubt on the findings of the agencies. "It is truly unbelievable", Clapper said on CNN Monday, after Trump'spress conference. "There are lots of people out there". I think Dan Coats is excellent. we have excellent people.
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.
Trump that Russian Federation isn't now targeting the U.S., diverging from a public statement his own intelligence director made two days earlier.
He wasn't saying "no" as an answer to the question, Sanders insists, but was saying no to taking questions at all. "But it's clear from today's tweets he does not mean it".
Massive tornado damage in central, south central Iowa The Marshalltown hospital's emergency room remained open to treat patients injured in the storm, Varcoe said. The storm scattered huge sheets of metal through a parking lot and left one building with a huge hole in it.
See What Happened After Man Grabbed Waitress Bum In A Restaurant But courageous Emelia immediately turned to grab him by the scruff of his neck - before throwing him against a wall with one arm. Video from the restaurant's surveillance camera found its way onto Reddit earlier this week, in a forum titled "JusticeServed".
Mr Lewis took part in two of Tuesday's nine votes, but the two unnamed MPs reportedly ignored the instruction. He said the Tory chief whip should resign "if the trust in the pairing system has been abused in this way".
They're thought to have formed after the gas and dust from the earliest stages of planetary formation had dissipated. Already, he and his team have discovered evidence of a potential planet beyond Pluto called Planet Nine .
Trump said he was unconcerned that his remarks might spark criticism as he was merely stating long-held personal views. In the CNBC interview, Trump called Powell a "very good man". "I don't really - I am not happy about it", he said.
Date Number One turned up at the drive in, with the pair calling police officers, who arrested him at the scene. They took Pugh's black Volvo, but then Pugh said Griffin couldn't decide where he wanted to take her.
Court documents say on June 29, Kansas City police were called to a metro hospital in regard to a reported rape. An Independence, Missouri woman has been charged after investigators said a 2-year-old child was raped.
Last month, the Fed raised its benchmark rate for a second time this year and projected two more increases in 2018. China imports only $129.9 billion of U.S. goods, which leaves it little room for a tit-for-tat response.
These cables crisscross the country, connecting one place to another and carrying data between them nearly instantaneously. When other factors like storm surges, tsunamis, or earthquakes are taken into account, the risks could be even greater.
In an effort to curb the spread of fake news, popular instant messenger service WhatsApp has announced new controls for India. WhatsApp had also bought full-page adverts in Indian newspapers with tips on how to spot misinformation.
Cloud, PC Trends Positive — Microsoft Earnings Preview
Surface followed up a strong third quarter, with another big annual jump of 25 percent to $1.1. billion in revenue for the fourth. Intelligent Cloud revenues in 2018 were $32.2bn, a 15 per cent improvement from $27.4bn previous year .
Trump says looks forward to second Putin meeting
In return, Mr Putin wanted permission for Russian Federation to interview Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes. Democrats in the House sought Thursday to extend a state grant program for election security but were blocked by Republicans.
White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S.
He added that he thinks he's been tougher on Russian Federation and its president, Vladimir Putin , than any other US president. Although, despite his admission about Russian interference and meddling, Trump said: "It could be other people also".
Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?
The picture has perfectly morphed Trump's blonde hair, feathery eyebrows and puckered lips as well as Putin's nose and blue eyes. Trump has faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans about his handling of the Helsinki summit with Putin on Monday.
Macron's aide put on compulsory leave for hitting protester
The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris says that this suggests that Mr Macron's office may have already been aware of his actions. According to Le Monde , he had taken a day off and had requested to "observe" police operations during the May Day protests.
We are not closer to a no deal Brexit, says May
Farage described it as a well delivered speech but added: "it is hopeless to expect Mrs May to deliver on any of it". If 48 such letters are sent a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister amongst Conservative MPs will take place.
Oil prices fall after surprise rise in US inventories
This new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation has meant that OPEC can have an outsized impact on world oil prices. U.S. crude stocks rose by 5.8 million barrels last week, compared with a forecast for a decline of 3.6 million barrels.