After he shook his head and replied, "Thank you very much, no", she again asked: "No?"
Mr Trump said that the interference had had no impact on the election, in which he defeated Hillary Clinton. Earlier today, Trump created another headache for himself at least for a little while when he was asked after a Cabinet meeting if Russian Federation is still targeting the U.S. And he appeared to say no, which would put him at odds with what the intelligence community's saying.
But that makes it even harder to explain why the president came out of his private meeting and reported that Putin had made an "extremely strong and powerful" denial.
Asked if he held Putin personally responsible, Trump told CBS, "I would, because he's in charge of the country". "I can only say that I do have confidence in our intelligence agencies as now constituted", President Trump told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor.
US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said earlier this week that Russian Federation had attempted to interfere in the 2016 elections and that it was carrying out "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy".
"So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki", Trump wrote about the joint appearance with Putin that was slammed by members of both political parties. He said his meetings in Europe were a "tremendous success" and that results will "play out for a number of years".
On Tuesday, the U.S. 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 USA intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 United States election.
Faced with outrage at home, Trump said Tuesday that he accepted the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation had meddled in the election.
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued a statement on Monday after the Helsinki news conference saying, "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy". "There's a lot of people out there".
Democratic politicians are pushing for Congress to subpoena Donald Trump's interpreter, amid a growing sense of alarm over the private summit in Helsinki between the United States president and Russia's Vladimir Putin. The President did not express support for the intelligence community on Monday.
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