Meeting With Putin "Even Better" Than With NATO, Says Trump

Now Russian Prosecutors Want to Question US Intel Agents

Now Russian Prosecutors Want to Question US Intel Agents

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The director of national intelligence is restating the US intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election following a press conference where President Donald Trump openly questioned that conclusion.

Trump's refusal to challenge Putin's denials of election meddling prompted an unusual response from the president's own director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, who reasserted his belief that Moscow attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

"As I said, we condemn Russian Federation and the way Vladimir Putin engages in global affairs", he said.

Trump said at the press conference after his summit with Putin that his Russian counterpart has denied Russia attempted to influence the USA presidential elections two years ago.

Mueller's office has tried to serve summonses on the defendants demanding that they appear in court, but prosecutors say the Office of the Prosecutor General of Russian Federation declined to accept the summonses.

"Those are the worst reviews I've seen since Titanic", Colbert said.

Speculation has centered on whether Russian intelligence agents gathered incriminating information about Trump when he visited Russia for a Miss Universe pageant in 2013.

Speaking about Mr Trump's mistake, Sky's U.S. correspondent Hannah Thomas-Peter said: "If we are to believe that (it was a simple mistake), that's not good, because the leader of the free world should be able to nail those important ideas, express himself clearly under pressure when standing next to the leader of an adversarial nation". And he said he "entirely" agrees with intelligence agencies' assessment that Russians meddled in the election.

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Last week, the department indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on charges of interfering in the November 2016 vote.

However, Mr Trump found support from Republican Senator Rand Paul, who blamed "Trump derangement syndrome" for the criticism - prompting a supportive tweet from the president himself. It's exactly the kind of absurd display that the Stevie Kimmels and Fallon Meyers of the world live for in these hyper political times: a genuinely unsettling news event made ridiculous enough to joke about through the mere presence of Donald Trump.

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., tweeted, "This is shameful." Sen.

"Our nation must never tolerate a Russian autocrat that seeks to interfere in our elections".

Some lawmakers had also called on Trump to reiterate the US position opposing Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wouldn't critique Trump's appearance with Putin.

As he has done before, Trump attacked the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian election interference.

"Zero collusion", Trump said.

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