Steve Bannon: I didn't like Trump's walk-back on Russian Federation summit

Ruben Ruiz
July 19, 2018

"I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't, '" Trump told reporters on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not committed to voting on the bill but cited it as one possibility following Trump's summit in Helsinki with Putin. "Earlier, he tweeted that "so many people at the higher ends of intelligence" loved his press conference in Helsinki" and that he got along well with Putin, "which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match".

And the scripted cleanup pertained only to the least defensible of his comments.

The interview came amid an ongoing outcry over Trump's meeting with Putin in Helsinki and the president's contradictory statements about whether he agrees with the conclusion of the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation interfered with the election.

The two presidents held a two-hour closed-door negotiation with no other officials present save for the leaders' interpreters.

President Trump said he accepted his intelligence services' assessment that Russian Federation had interfered. Yet in a sign that he cannot fully accept those findings - seeing them as a challenge to his legitimacy - he added that it "could be other people also". "There was no collusion at all". Melania, who is from Slovenia, and Putin both hail from eastern Europe.

"The European countries are our friends, and the Russians are not", McConnell declared.

US President Donald Trump has been forced to backtrack after a media storm following his seeming defence of Russian Federation over claims of meddling in his country's presidential elections in 2016.

Sanders called the legislation a "hypothetical" and declined to say whether the president would back it.

I hope the White House corrects the record and denounces in categorical terms this ridiculous request from Putin.

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Democratic lawmakers meanwhile pushed for Congress to subpoena Trump's summit interpreter to find out what transpired during his private meeting with Putin.

But this reference to diplomatic success carried an edge, too, since the barrage of criticism and insults he delivered in Brussels and London was hardly well-received. "President Trump could clear that up in one tweet or statement", McFaul said.

Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations panel, has floated a resolution similar to Flake's.

Sanders said Trump was still weighing the offer with his team, adding, "We've committed to nothing".

But minority Democrats have few tools to enforce anything.

"While I had a great meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation". "I was in the room as well and I didn't take it the way you did".

Russia has a list of people it wants to question over the alleged $1.5 billion tax evasion on funds gained from Russian investments, including by the wealthy Ziff brothers, a spokesman for the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, Alexander Kurennoy, said Tuesday.

"The sentence should have been: "I don't see any reason why I wouldn't" or "why it wouldn't be Russia".

Trump has denied collusion and casts Mueller's probe as a witchhunt that aims to detract from his election victory.

"In the minds of numerous president's supporters, they perhaps do agree with this very unconventional diplomacy that he is engaging in with North Korea and Russia", Reid said. "And we have a lot of power".

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