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Kimmel rips Trump's 'clarification ceremony' about Russian Federation meddling comments

Kimmel rips Trump's 'clarification ceremony' about Russian Federation meddling comments

"Russia is trying to undermine democracy itself". "He has got to be celebrating on the way home to Moscow".

Although the World Cup is over, Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained a football theme at a summit in Helsinki with US President Donald Trump, handing a ball over to answer a question about discussions on Syria.

And it's so bad that President Trump actually had to backtrack and claim that he misspoke.

He said that Trump, on the other hand, has expanded sanctions on Russian companies, beefed up North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, increased US defense spending, restored missile defenses to Poland and the Czech Republic and ended the ban of oil exports to try and compete with Russian energy. Senior Republican leader Newt Gingrich said the president would have to clarify his remarks.

'The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative, ' he added, repeating the laborious clarification several times.

"It's the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected - immediately".

U.S. President Donald Trump faced outrage on Tuesday for his failure to hold Russian Federation accountable for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and some U.S. lawmakers threatened action in Congress to punish Moscow and show support for U.S. intelligence agencies.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., added there is "no question" Russian Federation interfered in the election, citing findings by the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence. "[Charles E.] Schumer mentioned where I think we could find common ground to turn the screws".

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters he was requesting a public hearing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week on the administration's Russian Federation policy following Trump's meeting with Putin.

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Putin was accused of interfering with the election, seeing Trump triumph over democrat leader Hillary Clinton, something that USA citizens were hoping would be addressed in Monday's summit in Helsinki.

Mr Trump said that the interference had had no impact on the election, in which he defeated Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Trump also tweeted that his critics "HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russian Federation", claiming that people would "rather go to war than see this", and he coined a name for the sentiment: "It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome".

The criticism came not just from Democrats or frequent Republican antagonists.

As the fallout from President Donald Trump's controversial joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin spread on Capitol Hill, Trump's closest advisers were reportedly conflicted and scrambled to control the backlash.

Even as he walked back his remarks, Trump repeated his assertion that there was no evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russians.

"He just said it's not Russian Federation. I was really glad to see [members] on both sides of the aisle condemning what happened", he said, adding he has supported much of Trump's domestic agenda.

Democrats also sounded alarm. As he affirmed his support for United States intelligence agencies, the lights went to black in the White House conference room. "That must be the intelligence agencies".


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