Donald Trump Doubles Down On Helsinki Presser Performance; Critics "Fake News"

"Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this unsafe behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump".

Trump said he ran a clean campaign and beat Clinton soundly in 2016.

"Details from the private Trump-Putin talks in Helsinki will spill out in coming days, but Monday's joint press conference was a personal and national embarrassment", the conservative newspaper said in a scathing editorial.

McConnell spoke several hours after Trump stood beside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a news conference in Helsinki and said he didn't see "any reason" why Russia would have meddled.

But he says President Trump should not have confronted Putin on election interference, and the president also denied it entirely.

"The bigger picture is we need to hold the Russians accountable for what they did, their malign activity throughout Europe as well", Huntsman said on Sunday.

Trump was excoriated on both sides of the aisle Monday for his remarks after his private talk with Putin in which he challenged the conclusion of US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation was responsible for meddling in the 2016 election.

Despite Trump's assertion that Putin has offered a hand, Mueller's office has suggested that the Kremlin has been less than forthcoming in another criminal case brought against Russian individuals. US intelligence agencies have concluded Russian Federation did interfere, but the Kremlin has denied state involvement.

Putin echoed the comment saying that the USA could help Russian Federation by assuming leadership on the humanitarian task of helping displaced Syrians return to their homes. Browder was a driving force behind a US law targeting Russian officials over human rights abuses.

After meeting privately with Putin for two hours in Helsinki, Trump said he held both the United States and Russian Federation responsible for the deterioration in relations between the two countries.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on Republicans to take a series of steps in response to Trump's Helsinki remarks, including holding hearings with White House national security officials to determine what happened at the summit between Trump and Putin. He also attacked his Democratic opponents and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and he said when asked about the election meddling that he held both countries accountable for their state of relations.

"The probe in a disaster for our country". North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was weak, but now it is strong again (bad for Russia). The leading House Democrat calls it "a sad day for America". "His job is in representing his country and he is doing that to the best of his ability".

"We have not been getting along well for the last number of years", Trump said after arriving at the Presidential Palace in Finland's capital, where the leaders are meeting. "However, I also recognize that in order to build a brighter future, we can not exclusively focus on the past - as the world's two largest nuclear powers, we must get along!"

"I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server".

Putin, for his part, said he and Trump have maintained regular contact through phone calls and meetings at global events but "the time has come to have a thorough discussion on various worldwide problems and sensitive issues". "What we intend to do is make sure they don't get away with it again and also to help our allies".

Anthony Scaramucci, who briefly served as the Trump's White House communications director previous year, told CNN, "Trump's made a very big mistake here".

During his news conference along side Putin in Helsinki on Monday, Trump stated he didn't see "any reason" why Russian Federation was responsible for hacking the 2016 election, as US intelligence agencies have found.

Addressing reporters before the one-on-one meeting, Putin struck a casual pose during Trump's remarks, slouching in his chair with his legs wide and eyes low.

  • Rosalie Stanley