"As for whether I believe or not".
Earlier, trump said that Vladimir Putin is offended because of the USA charges of Russian interference in the elections of the President of the United States. "Obama tried also, but he had zero chemistry with Putin". "When I said that to Putin, his response was to me that 'we understand one another.' I wanted to make it clear to him that I understood where he was coming from, as long as he knew where I was coming from".
To the editor: On Veterans Day, in Vietnam, where we lost 58,000 courageous American soldiers, Trump met with Putin, the autocratic leader of America's greatest adversary.
To the editor: The major USA intelligence agencies agree that the evidence shows Russian Federation interfered in our 2016 election.
"So you look at it, I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey".
"Considering the source of the criticism, I consider that criticism a badge of honor", Brennan told CNN's State of the Union, where he appeared alongside former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
Reuters/Yuri GripasPresident Donald Trump criticized for being soft on Russian Federation. They were respectively responsible for compiling the joint CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Federal Bureau of Investigation report in January that found the Kremlin worked to hurt Trump's rival Hillary Clinton and help him in the election. A special counsel and several congressional committees are investigating whether his campaign colluded with Moscow.
Trump is being grilled by former intelligence chiefs for his comments regarding the investigations on Russia's influence in last year's presidential elections. No less an authority than Mike Pompeo, the President Trump-appointed Central Intelligence Agency director, has said there is certainty about Russian meddling.
However, he kept calling for a better relationship between the United States and Russian Federation just like he was during the 2016 election campaign.
"As now led, by fine people, I believe very much in our intelligence agencies", Trump said. "I'm not closing the door on it", he added.