No changes in Syria after Putin-Trump summit, says U.S. general

No changes in Syria after Putin-Trump summit, says U.S. general

President Donald Trump continued to sow confusion Tuesday over whether he believes Russia is meddling in US elections, a day after he said he misspoke in a Helsinki news conference following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

At the press conference with Mr. Putin, Mr. Trump refused to directly say Russian Federation was responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee and meddling with the 2016 presidential election.

While Trump continued to say he thought other countries may have been involved several times in the clip, CNN reported on Thursday that the president was briefed on Russia's election interference on January 6, 2016, according to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", Trump, who has faced criticism from lawmakers in both parties after the summit, wrote on Twitter.

The original statement saw him say: 'I have president Putin, he just said it's not Russian Federation.

USA prosecutors have offered mounting evidence concerning Russian election meddling.

Mr. Trump faced harsh criticism from both sides of the aisle, with many describing his comments as disappointing at best.

Republican lawmakers are slamming the White House for considering Russian President Vladimir Putin's request to interview Americans who his government have accused of dubious crimes.

Echoing President Trump's assessment, Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday described their Helsinki summit as a success - and slammed "forces" in the United States of undermining progress they made on several fronts. And in an apparent new twist, Sanders raised the prospect of Putin sending the accused Russians to the U.S, something Putin had nor publicly proposed at the summit news conference.

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Burson told Time her goal with the Trump-Putin image was to make people "stop and think" about the similarities between the two leaders.

"We will see how things develop further", Putin said, evoking unnamed "forces" in the USA trying to prevent any improvement in relations and "putting narrow party interests above the national interest". "He got way more than he bargained for", in which Brian Bennett examine's Trump's loyalty to both Russian Federation and the United States.

"I have not asked for that at this point, and we'll see what direction comes down".

"Russia's support and protection has allowed the Syrian regime to escape full accountability for their use of chemical weapons and the horrendous violence against their own people and has exacerbated the human suffering for hundreds of thousands in the western part of the country", U.S.

Albright, who served during the Clinton administration, also added that it was the job of the U.S. government to support their ambassador "because the jobs are very hard". House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi similarly slammed President Trump for offering up USA diplomats for interviews with Russian investigators.

The image, created by visual artist Nancy Burson, morphs the "images of two of the world's most recognizable men" and is "meant to represent this particular moment in USA foreign policy, following the pair's recent meeting", said "Time" magazine in a statement. "In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't", Trump said in an extraordinary postcript to the Helsinki conference on Tuesday.

Even after a fumbling attempt to walk back his conduct and comments to the media in Helsinki, President Trump yesterday told reporters that Russian Federation is not targeting the U.S. elections despite clear and conclusive warnings from U.S. Intelligence agencies that the attacks are continuing unabated. Still, US Army General Joseph Votel, who as the head of Central Command oversees US military forces in the Middle East, said there was "no new guidance for me as a result of the Helsinki discussions as of yet". It was in response to the administration's so-called "zero tolerance" policy, which resulted in children being separated from their families when they entered the USA illegally.

KIM: Oh, absolutely. I mean, it's not the first time that Putin has talked about it. "There is just rule of Putin". Special Counsel Robert Mueller secured an indictment last Friday charging 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016 as part of a wide-ranging conspiracy.

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