Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Trump backs down under fire, 'clarifies' on Russia meddling

Trump backs down under fire, 'clarifies' on Russia meddling

Junker said he would seek again to explain to Trump that the European Commission coordinates trade policy for the 28-country European Union and that the United States could therefore not forge a trade deal with just one of its members.

Less than a week later, the President's understanding of that evidence has been severely tested, as the White House tries to contain the damage from his widely condemned news conference Monday with Putin.

The US President added: "While the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels was an acknowledged triumph, with billions of dollars more being put up by member countries at a faster pace, the meeting with Russian Federation may prove to be, in the long run, an even greater success. I have a full faith in our intelligence agencies", the Hill quoted Trump as saying, just moments prior to the power cut. He also said Putin "had agreed to help with North Korea" but did not provide further details. 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative. Trump never admits he was wrong, so his attempt at a do-over yesterday - saying he meant to say he didn't see a reason why Russian Federation "wouldn't" have interfered in the election, instead of "would" - is an indication that even he realizes he finally hit the wall.

The Justice Department has not commented on Trump's recent remarks.

American politicians and most of the world media called the results of the negotiations failed to trump U.S. President accused of weakness and betrayal of the interests of the country.

"We hope that, at some point, Iran will call us and we'll maybe make a new deal", Trump said, adding that Russian Federation has assured him of its support for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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President Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Butina's attorney insists she is not a Russian agent and has cooperated with investigators.

In Syria, Trump had previously announced exactly what Russian officials repeatedly asked for in public: The withdrawal of United States troops, estimated at two thousand, from Syrian territory east of the Euphrates.

Taking the side of a foreign leader against fellow Americans was seen as an act of treason, by former CIA Director John Brennan, who Tweeted calling on "patriotic Republicans: Where are you?" Butina asked back then.

Trump can not hold these two competing ideas in his head: 1) That Russia sought to interfere in the election to help him and hurt Clinton and 2) He is still the President whether or not he chooses to acknowledge that first idea.

The only point that Trump seems to part ways with Russian Federation over is Iran. Many political experts have noted that they would have only one real chance at impeaching Trump, leading most to wait for the results of the Russian Federation investigation before deciding whether to move forward. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., promised to grill Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the meeting with Putin during a hearing next week, which will help keep the issue at the fore.

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