'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate U.S. ambassador

Friday, 20 Jul, 2018

The cable news morning show had played clips of the president's interview with CBS anchor Jeff Glor where Trump took a much tougher line on Putin.

Trump's remarks after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, where he appeared to deny the longtime USA foe was still targeting American elections, are just the latest in a growing list of statements that conflict with Coats'.

"We're doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russia", Trump said at a cabinet meeting at the White House.

Then, on Wednesday, he was asked during a Cabinet meeting if Russian Federation was still targeting the USA, and he answered "no" without elaborating.

But as the White House considers the possibility, McFaul said he still had confidence that USA officials will eventually deny Russia's "crazy scheme".

In his first public comments about the summit, Mr Putin told Russian diplomats that US-Russian relations are "in some ways worse than during the Cold War", but that his meeting with Mr Trump allowed them to start on "the path to positive change".

Donald Trump also seems to be out of step with the American people on Russian Federation.

"The warning lights are blinking red again", Coats said. "Directly contradicted by DNI Coats, who just sounded the alarm about Russia's 'ongoing, ' pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy".

There is even more confusion about what Donald Trump believes, or does not believe, about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Those previous comments, delivered alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit press conference Monday, had prompted blistering, bipartisan criticism at home.

Democrats say the woman who translated for Trump - and the notes she likely took - could provide critical information about the meeting.

The intelligence issue was not the only controversy from the summit.

She said Russian authorities already know the U.S. position.

In another irritant in U.S.

"The Russians want to have me handed over", Browder said. -Russian relations, a USA judge on Wednesday ordered Maria Butina, an accused Russian agent, jailed until her trial after American prosecutors argued she has ties to Russian intelligence and could flee the United States. He is pushing legislation with Democratic Sen. "Today, the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack".

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign has increasingly put pressure on the White House.

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Mr Trump appeared to disagree with United States intelligence when he responded "no" to a question about whether Russian Federation was still targeting American elections.

On Tuesday, Trump said he misspoke and actually meant to say the opposite of what he said - that he didn't see any reason why it "wouldn't" be Russian Federation who interfered. Just last month, TIME's editors made headlines with a cover that depicted Trump looming over a crying immigrant girl in a now-famous image.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to allow the United States access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes. The Magnitsky Act targets certain Russian officials and business leaders linked to human-rights abuses with sanctions. And he did not address his other problematic statements during a weeklong Europe tour, in which he sent the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance into emergency session and assailed British Prime Minister Theresa May as she was hosting him for an official visit. "President Trump undercut our intelligence, elevated a brutal dictator who's taking advantage of the United States".