President Donald Trump now disagrees with a proposal raised by his Russian counterpart to interrogate Americans in exchange for assistance in the FBI'sRussia probe, the White House said on Thursday, another reversal in a week of cleanup following a maligned summit with Vladimir Putin.
Numerous lawmakers have criticized Trump for his post-summit statements raising doubts about Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections, and past and current intelligence community officials also differed with many of his statements.
David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, says Donald Trump behaves in ways consistent with Vladimir Putin having a hold on him. At the Helsinki summit, Putin said that he and Trump had agreed on the need to work to preserve current arms control treaties that govern the two countries' nuclear arsenals and which have recently been under increasing strain.
In his comments, Mr Putin said the meeting had been "successful and has led to useful agreements".
Trump also used the inflammatory description of the press as he headed for his sit-down with Putin in Finland's capital.
"I don't think there's any question in the intelligence community or at DHS that Russians attempted to infiltrate and interfere with our electoral system", Nielsen said.
"We certainly believe that we are taking steps to make sure they can't do it again", Sanders said.
"We see that there are forces in the United States that put their own group and narrow partisan interests above the national ones", Putin said.
The proposal arose at Monday's summit between the United States president Donald Trump and the Russian president Vladimir Putin, and any decision by Washington to assist with an adversary's prosecution of former government employees overseas would be a stunning shift in United States policy, especially as it could violate the global legal principle of diplomatic immunity.
In the first clip, from a January 11, 2017, news conference, Trump tries to draw a comparison between Russia's suspected election interference and a possible Chinese cyberattack on the Office of Personnel Management for the objective of espionage. "Because there is no rule of law, as I said, in Russian Federation. On the contrary, they are quite powerful and strong if they can, excuse my crudeness, force-feed millions of their people various stories that are hard to digest in normal logic".
Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation.
"I think the best art can change people's perception of how they see how they are as human beings", she said. He has made contradictory statements over whether he believes Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US election.
Hours later, the White House stepped in to say Trump's answer wasn't what it appeared. Pompeo is to publicly testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 25.