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"The sentence should have been, ´I don´t see any reason why it wouldn´t be Russia.´ Sort of a double negative", he added - offering a laborious clarification that he repeated several times over.
In his statements during the press conference that followed his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, Trump said that he had heard from US Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, about Russian interference in America's elections in 2016, and that he raised the issue with Putin, who denied the charges.
What those five words reveal is that Trump is still not at all convinced that Russian Federation was the one who interfered in the 2016 election - or, at a minimum, that Russian Federation acted alone.
Texas Congressman and Intelligence Committee member Will Hurd said, "I've seen the Russian intelligence and, you know, manipulate many people in my career, and I never would have thought the USA president would be one of them". "Lots of other people out there".
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of DE said he is in conversation with Flake and a number of other senators about taking action in response to Trump's comments Monday.
He declined to say whether he believed the US intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation interfered over Putin's denials.
"I'm calling for a hearing with the US interpreter who was present during President Trump's meeting with Putin to uncover what they discussed privately".
Going even further back, to December 2016, he said: "If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act?" I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be".
"President Juncker and President Trump will focus on improving transatlantic trade and forging a stronger economic partnership", the Commission said in a statement on Tuesday that announced the date.
With that, Trump declared the contretemps over, insisting, "I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself". In April, the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Russian officials and oligarchs in one of Washington'smost aggressive moves to punish Moscow.
Insisting he had won the race fair and square, Trump said Monday: "I have President Putin, he just said it is not Russian Federation".
"There wasn't a commitment made on behalf of the United States, and the president will work with his team, and we'll let you know if there's an announcement on that front", Sanders said.
I wonder if he made the same mistakes, and used the wrong words, when he had his private meeting with Putin?
European Union leaders who met the USA president at a tense G7 summit in Canada were rattled by Trump's disregard for the post-1945 world order, his mocking tone and bellicose rhetoric.
Jim Mattis, the secretary of defense, has carved out a role where he avoids contradicting the president directly but sticks to establishment foreign policy views, like support for European allies and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, that are at odds with Mr. Trump's instinctual positions. He also went after his Justice Department, calling its investigation into Russia's efforts and potential collusion with Trump's campaign a "disaster for our country".
The Russian military "is ready to intensify contacts with the United States colleagues in the General Staff and other available channels to discuss the extension of the START treaty, cooperation in Syria, as well as other issues of ensuring military security", Konashenkov said.
In Chicago, Parker will join a young nucleus that includes Wendell Carter Jr ., Kris Dunn , Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine . When healthy Parker has shown a versatile scoring skill set that's allowed him to average 15.3 points in four seasons.
The nonprofit insurer sued the government in 2016 claiming the risk adjustment program unfairly penalized smaller insurers. It discourages companies from trying to save money by cherry-picking the healthiest people and kicking others to the curb.
I don't think he'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me, ' Trump predicted of his meeting with the former KGB colonel. Mueller previously indicted 13 Russians and three companies for allegedly interfering in the presidential vote.
Ronaldo finished his World Cup campaign with four goals, one adrift of England's Harry Kane who leads the standings with five. Ronaldo will be almost 38 by the time the next World Cup comes around in Qatar in 2022.
Rocket sirens sounded in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on Wednesday were a false alarm, the Israeli military said. The Golan Heights have been occupied by Israel since the 1967 War, but the move was not recognized internationally.
The crash happened near the College of William and Mary Dillard Complex, prompting an alert from the university. Fire crews were expected to remain on the scene overnight to battle any hot spots in the wrecked building.
But everything else was familiar for the Swiss star who cruised past world number 57 Lajovic in just 79 minutes. But Serena has a problem, a odd distaste for an unglamorous part of her job: drug-testing.
Russia's constitution also prohibits turning over citizens to foreign governments. "We'll be talking about Syria", he said. More: There are almost 16,000 nuclear weapons in the world - and Russian Federation , U.S. hold more than 90%.
Williams will be seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and her first since giving birth in September. Goerges, playing her first Slam semifinal, sent a forehand flying wide off the sidelines to concede serve.
There's a lot of mutual respect". "At that time I didn't know him but now he's been playing for a year and a half". Martinez has succeeded where his predecessors failed by making the team greater than the sum of its parts.
Trump slams record EU fine against Google
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How France won the World Cup
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A rival to Apple’s iPad — Microsoft Surface Go
The Surface Go will begin to hit shelves in stores on August 2, with an LTE model to follow as well later this year. Microsoft has today launched its latest product in Surface lineup called Microsoft Surface Go .
England fans embrace Southgate's 'accessible' team
The BBC said 19.9 million saw the match on BBC One while 3.9 million used iPlayer. "I knew they were going to win, I have faith". Another side-effect was the necessity for wing backs, and who better than the energetic Young and Trippier? "We all are.
Ex-NBA player dies after police shootout
Escoto explained that Honeycutt had been playing basketball in Russian Federation and was struggling to adapt to life there. This morning, it was confirmed that the suspect, who had barricaded himself inside the home, was found dead.
Test-tube rhinos? Experiment aims to save a vanishing species
According to Ol Pejeta, the embryo has a strong chance of surviving to term and thus producing other northern white rhinos. The idea that assisted reproductive technology might play a role in species conservation has been around since the 1970s.
Oil prices climb on tightening United States market
Inventories at Cushing fell 2 million barrels last week, according to a separate forecast compiled by Bloomberg. This was due to outages around the world from Libya to Canada and Venezuela are keeping priced elevated.