Trump said he misspoke on Monday when he questioned the US intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong Un last month in the first U.S.
Both parties called for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other officials to appear before Congress and tell exactly what happened during Trump's two-hour private session with Putin. "What we intend to do is make sure they don't get away with it again and also to help our allies".
On Tuesday, Trump appeared to walk back some of his comments in Finland, saying that he had full faith in the USA intelligence community shortly after tweeting that while he had a good meeting last week with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders, "I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation".
Conservatives are lining up behind Marco Rubio's plan to automatically sanction Russia for any future election meddling a day after President Donald Trump's meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin drew widespread derision from the entire political spectrum.
After his remarks, the White House released a fact sheet on how the United States is "standing up to Russia's malign activities" - a clear bid to counter the notion that Trump had been soft on Putin. Trump was offered multiple opportunities to speak truth to power, or semi-power, and strongly denounce Russia's actions, but instead he placed blame on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and said that he had confidence in both parties - the USA intelligence community and Russian Federation.
The remarks reverberated all along the Senate campaign trail, from coast to coast.
Baker likes reacting to Trump about as much as he likes a root canal, but this time realized he had to respond, especially with Republicans all over the country joining in panning the president. Bill Nelson in an expected close race, had already been distancing himself from his friend and political ally.
And it's so bad that President Trump actually had to backtrack and claim that he misspoke. The most serious mistake of his presidency! "Our intelligence officers believe they did and I think it's disgraceful that the president didn't acknowledge that". "I consider them very successful and useful", he said. "I think that there is clear evidence that he tried to meddle in our election".
The zigzagging laid bare the White House's search for a path out of trouble that has dogged the administration's discussions of Russian Federation from the start, but spiraled after Trump's trip to Helsinki.
"The president did a good thing by meeting with Putin", Senator Rand Paul told CBS' "This Morning" program, comments that won him public thanks from Trump on Twitter.
Bashing Trump comes with its own risks, too.
"So just to repeat it, I said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't" and the sentence should have been - and I thought it would be maybe a little bit unclear on the transcript or unclear on the actual video - the sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation'". Bob Corker, a frequent Trump critic who is retiring. "They have been focused on our demise for decades".
Levin explained that Obama did nothing to stop Russian election meddling, gave no pushback for Russia's annexation of Crime and capitulated to Russia in Syria, among other failures.
Trump annihilated Clinton in 2016 by 26 points.
Trump's praise of what Russian Federation did during WWII to help us win the war was just slightly off.
Unlike Putin, who announced that his country - alongside Europe and China - was staying in the nuclear deal with Iran, the deal that Trump withdrew from on May 8, Trump has made it his mission to undermine the Iranian government.
Trump appeared to buy the denial, to the outrage of opponents and even some Republicans back home, despite his intelligence advice and a widening probe by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller that indicted 12 alleged Russian agents last week.
Trump won IN by 19 percentage points IN 2016, but his popularity has dipped.
However, the average approval rating for Trump's treatment remained low, at 42 percent of registered voters.