Election Interference Takes Center Stage At Trump-Putin Press Conference

Aaron Brown
July 18, 2018

The editorial board went on to criticize the president's performance in four words: "Shameful".

Arnold Schwarzenegger - a regular critic of President Trump - was more direct still, recording a video of himself comparing Mr Trump's performance to American leaders of the past.

Trump ally Newt Gingrich said the comments were the "most serious mistake of his presidency", urging him to clarify.

He pointedly called out the president for refusing to denounce Russian interference in the 2016 election during Monday's press conference at the Helsinki Summit.

Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.

"If Trump's spineless toadying to Putin made you think, 'What's Vlad got on him?' you're not the only one", Colbert said.

Unlike past Trump controversies - where Republicans condemned the president's behavior then quickly moved on - this time they could act.

No CIA agent would have entertained an individual private talk with any Russian, Mr. Brennan said, because "that's just something we don't do".

Trump faces bipartisan scepticism in Washington that his desire for warming ties is displacing concerns over Russia's annexation of Crimea and other destabilising actions.

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Trump has denied the dossier's allegation, calling it a "disgrace" and a "witch hunt".

Democratic Senator Chris Murphy was blunter: "This entire trip has just been one giant middle finger from President Trump to his own country". Vladimir Putin does not share our interests.

"Dan Coats came to me", the president said, mentioning the director of national intelligence, "and some others, they said they think it's Russian Federation".

"I beat Hillary Clinton easily and frankly we beat her..." "It's a shame that there could even be a little bit of a cloud over it".

Mr Trump added: "I had a great meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

Trump took on his critics via Twitter Tuesday morning, saying he had "a great meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation", and "an even better meeting" with Putin, but saying the "it was not being reported that way, " and that "the Fake News is going insane".

The only tangible sign of progress was Putin's gift of a World Cup soccer ball to Trump.

Asked if he trusted US intelligence agencies, which concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, Trump said he had been told by his CIA chief that Russian Federation was to blame, but he was not certain.

"The problem with our media becoming a collective joke is that they have the ability to wreak tremendous havoc and do great damage, but these people are a laughingstock, and they do not know it", he said Monday on "The Rush Limbaugh Show."

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