Trump claims he misspoke in Putin press conference

White House officials did not elaborate on how Trump came to issue the clarification, but administration aides described being stunned by his initial remarks Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to justify the hacking of Democrats because the information dispersed was true, after denying that Russia had interfered in the United States 2016 presidential election.

But Putin sounded very Trump-y when he said he said he actually had some doubts about the appointment of Mueller in the first place.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the summit was a "missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russian Federation accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning.This answer by President Trump will be seen by Russian Federation as a sign of weakness and create far more problems than it solves".

His scepticism drew a quick formal statement - nearly a rebuttal - from Mr Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats.

Mr Putin issued a categorical denial to claims that the Kremlin was involved in interfering in the USA presidential election of 2016, which Mr Trump won.

The news conference also rattled some officials in the State and Defense Departments and in U.S. intelligence agencies, according to officials in five government offices. Hannity asked. Trump replied, "I think it was great today, but I think it was really bad five hours ago".

Bob Corker, the Senator for Tennessee, told broadcaster CNN: "The President's comments made us look as a nation more like a pushover and I was disappointed in that".

"Coming close on the heels of President Trump's bombastic and erratic conduct towards our closest friends and allies in Brussels and Britain, today's press conference marks a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency", Republican Senator John McCain said in a statement. "I think that the United States now has stepped forward along with Russian Federation, and we're getting together and we have a chance to do some great things, whether it's nuclear proliferation in terms of stopping - you have to do it, ultimately that's probably the most important thing that we could be working on". Rand Paul of Kentucky, scoffed at both parties "beating their chests" on Russian Federation and "dumbing down" the debate, saying it's important for the U.S.to have diplomatic channels open with its adversaries if the country hopes to change behavior.

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Trump is drawing criticism for statements about Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.

The UK's Daily Mirror newspaper slammed Trump as being "Putin's Poodle" and Germany's Handelsblatt outlet called the meeting a "summit of the autocrats". All right? I was informed by our security people in no uncertain terms that my phone was bugged and my room had cameras in it. "It was time for Trump to put his foot down", said Noah, referring to Mueller's indictments. It gave no further details.

Another senior Republican, Sen Lindsey Graham, also a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, tweeted that it was a "missed opportunity.to firmly hold Russian Federation accountable for 2016 meddling". Any allusion to Russian election interference sends Trump down a defensive rabbit hole about his awesome victory and his enemies - whom Trump now names as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the news media and Europe, rather than the smirking former intelligence officer who handed him a soccer ball. I think that the United States has been foolish. "It wasn't us giving out cookies to rebels on city squares", Putin said.

"I beat Hillary Clinton easily and frankly we beat her. we won that race and it's a shame that there can be even a little bit of a cloud over it", he said.

When Trump spoke of the "foolishness and stupidity" of the U.S. foreign policy establishment that contributed to this era of animosity in U.S. -Russia relations, what might he have had in mind? Putin asked through a translator. Some Republicans in Congress were more tepid - Thom Tillis and Richard Burr focused their criticism on Russian Federation and not Trump in statements late Monday.

On Monday, he watched Trump bow to what the President must assume are the demands of diplomacy - offering public praise and compliments to the Russian, rather than blunt talk when called for - rather than standing up, as Putin did when he was questioned about the interference.

Putin told Wallace he was optimistic that he and Trump could forge a better diplomatic relationship after Monday's meeting, and reach consensus on issues like the denuclearization of North Korea and the START treaty, which is set to expire in 2021.

"Trump is clearly helping Russian Federation - whether it rises to the level of "aid and comfort" would be for a jury to decide or for the House of Representatives to decide if it pursues articles of impeachment", Ohlin wrote. He referred to the European Union as a "foe" in trade and repeatedly criticized it.

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort".

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