After Helsinki, Trump plans to host Putin in Washington

Saturday, 21 Jul, 2018

Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses Russian ambassadors and representatives to worldwide organisations in Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2018.

"It is the sense of Congress that the United States should refuse to make available any current or former diplomat, civil servant, political appointee, law enforcement official, or member of the armed forces of the United States for questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin", the resolution says, Schumer said on the Senate floor.

"I have felt very strongly that, while Russia's actions had no impact at all on the outcome of the election, let me be totally clear in saying that, and I have said this many times, I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place", he said, but added, "It could be other people, also".

Lemon then said this: "When I read this, I know it sounds odd, it reminded me the scene from "Mommy Dearest" where she beats her daughter because she said her daughter, she said 'you deliberately embarrass me in front of a reporter.' Not the wire hangers... she like chokes her in the living room in front of the reporter".

"... The path to positive changes has all the same begun", said Putin.

U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion among the Trump campaign team, something denied by both.

Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation.

The Russian leader said those forces appeared ready to sacrifice and hurt the USA economy while waging their political battle.

"So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki", Trump said in a series of early-morning tweets about their Monday summit.

Antonov gave details of their discussions on arms control, but said the USA has been reluctant to back Russia's proposals so far.

"I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed", Trump said.

Much of the outrage stemmed from one comment Mr Trump made when he appeared alongside Mr Putin at the summit.

Graham said Trump was right to criticize previous administrations for their handling of Russian Federation. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said he was happy to hear that Sanders had clarified Trump's comment. Standing alongside Putin, Trump called the idea "an incredible offer".

At his joint news conference with Putin, Trump said they discussed Syria "at length" but was vague about the outcome. "We talked about this of course while meeting President Trump".

"That's going to be special", he said, prompting laughter from the audience.

"In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't, '" Trump said on Tuesday.

"Basically, they are the ones that are trying to undermine our basic values and divide with our allies", Coats said.

Coats said US intelligence on North Korea was significantly better than it used to be, but that the USA should not assume it will happen and that "trust and verify" should be America's mantra.

The idea of allowing a foreign power to quiz US citizens sparked outrage and the US Senate voted 98-0 against it. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was "not going to happen".