A pair of prominent Republican US senators said on Sunday that the United States must move promptly to prepare new sanctions against Russian Federation to discourage interference in upcoming elections.
Clinton said the fact that Russian Federation has not faced significant sanctions for its actions in the USA will only enable other hostile regimes that engage in cyber attacks, namely China, North Korea, and Iran. Trump appeared to accept what he called Putin's "strong" and "powerful" denials of Russian government election interference over the conclusions of every USA intelligence agency. I don't care what they talked about, I care about what we do. When asked about what came out of the summit, Bossert said, "President Trump had a productive set of conversations".
President Trump's repeated criticism of the investigation into Russian electoral interference was astonishingly defensive.
Putin has denied that Russian Federation tried to influence the 2016 presidential election after the United States intelligence community concluded Russian Federation interfered through cyber attacks and social media in a bid to boost Trump's candidacy. "I look forward to our second meeting so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed, including stopping terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace, North Korea and more". Most Americans do not feel Trump went "too far" in supporting Putin, and while more Americans say US leadership has gotten weaker than stronger under Trump, his ratings on this question are slightly improved from last fall. "I will also say this", Gowdy opined. "Not only that, but I believe they'll do so again in the future", he added.
Mr. Trump said following the summit that he had meant to say "wouldn't" instead of "would" during a press conference with Putin in which he cast doubt on the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted Thursday that Trump had instructed his national security adviser, John Bolton, to invite Vladimir Putin to Washington for a second summit sometime this fall, a move Bossert said he agrees with but only if it's after the November midterm elections. "He's reaching out to other leaders saying "Here's what we decided" and we're hearing crickets from the White House". "It was not a good moment, but it was what it was".
In addition to his pointed remarks about Russia, Rubio also anticipated that there could be further sanctions from the USA on Nicaragua, given recent violence in the Latin American nation.
Hillary Clinton wanted the crowd at New York's Ozyfest to know two things: Russian hackers are still trying to attack the US electoral system, and there's no more meaningful form of protest against the Trump administration than going to the polls in November.
"The possibility of a civil war in Nicaragua is real", Rubio said.
"No, I don't think the United States should be blamed", she replied.