Putin refused to look at Mueller indictments during Fox News interview

Putin refused to look at Mueller indictments during Fox News interview

Talking to the media before the one-on-one summit with Putin, Trump did not mention Russia's meddling in the U.S. election.

The conversation - which Wallace said was contentious at times - was Putin's first interview with US media since June 2017.

Coats' statement was seen as an uncommonly brusque pushback by the United States intelligence community against the White House.

Putin again denied interfering in the 2016 U.S. election, despite Special Counsel Robert Mueller's detailed indictments Friday that accused a dozen Russians of hacking into Democratic emails and undermining the Hillary Clinton campaign.

After the Helsinki summit, at least two senators - Republican Pat Toomey and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer - raised the possibility of imposing new punishment on Russian Federation. Ryan said that Trump should not be so keen to make nice with Putin, and that he must appreciate that "Russia is not our ally", while Corker said that Trump's comments made America look like a "pushover" on the world stage.

Relations between Washington and Moscow have been at their lowest point in the post-Cold War era.

"They found it in their interest to meddle in our elections", Rohrabacher said of Russian Federation. A US grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents on Friday for their alleged involvement in hacking email accounts controlled by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign, casting a shadow over the Helsinki summit. Trump told reporters during a breakfast Monday with Finland's president that he thought the summit would go "fine".

"Flattering dictators will not advance American interests". "Dan Coats [the director of national intelligence] came to me and some others, they said they think it's Russian Federation".

"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy", Coats said. He disagrees with USA intelligence chiefs who say that Russian Federation could meddle in future elections.

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Key members of the US Congress, including some Republicans, criticised Trump's performance at the press conference.

Democratic California Representative Jimmy Gomez charged: "To side with Putin over U.S. intelligence is disgusting; to fail to defend the USA is on the verge of treason".

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, said Russian Federation undoubtedly interfered in the 2016 election.

"The president must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally", Ryan said, in what was, for the mild-mannered speaker, akin to a reprimand. "There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russian Federation, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals", said Ryan in a statement. I go in with very low expectations.

Still, even Trump's political allies called him out for not pressing Putin hard enough on alleged election meddling.

"I'm well aware that there are many people who think this was not Trump's finest hour, that Putin got away with basically dominating this whole thing and whatever Putin said stood, that Trump didn't push back on any of it", Limbaugh said.

Many top Republicans remained on the sidelines after the Justice Department on Friday indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for election-related hacking.

"His behavior is so inexplicable", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

Congressman Adam Schiff, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Trump had given Putin "a green light to interfere in 2018".

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