Trump says looks forward to second Putin meeting

He clarified remarks he made at a news conference after the meeting, in which he said he saw no reason why Russian Federation would meddle in the 2016 USA election - despite United States intelligence concluding just that.

However, it would be highly unusual for an interpreter to be questioned. The invitation was announced hours after the president tweeted that he looked forward to "our second meeting" as he defended his performance Monday at the summit in which the two leaders conferred on a range of issues, including terrorism, Israeli security, nuclear proliferation and North Korea.

Dan Coats, President Donald Trump's director of national intelligence, doubled down Thursday in his criticism of the president ― specifically, Trump's apparent desire to downplay the matter of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The White House had said Wednesday it was under consideration, even though the State Department called Russia's allegations against the Americans "absurd".

"Well, since there's now not an election today, not specifically, but we certainly believe that we are taking steps to make sure they can't do it again", Sanders said. 'What we've seen on the foreign influence side is they were attempting to intervene and cause chaos on both sides, ' she added. "We want to see the notes. But I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be".

Sanders on Thursday said, "It is a proposal that was made in sincerity by President Putin, but President Trump disagrees with it", a day after saying the proposal was going to be discussed by Trump's team.

Interpreters are normally meant to be all but invisible at summits and Ms Gross is a U.S. state department employee with years of experience translating at the highest level, CNN reports.

Corker said he has spoken with Sen.

"They're not policy people", he told reporters, as quoted by AFP news agency. Trump also met with Putin a year ago in Germany and Vietnam.

A few days ago, Coats said America's digital infrastructure is at a critical point, comparing the current moment to the one before September 11, 2001 and declaring that the warning lights are "blinking red".

"It would be a disgusting precedent if a president wasn't free to talk one-on-one with a head of state." he said. "We are doing MUCH better than any other country!"

Why is there such controversy?

In an interview with CBS News, Trump told Jeff Glor he holds Putin responsible for the meddling, in his capacity as leader of Russian Federation.

Media captionTrump says he "misspoke" at Putin summit, but is it too late? The intelligence committee also suspected Russian agents were funneling money through the NRA, Schiff continued, leading members to suggest questioning Butina.

Mr. Trump offered a clarification Tuesday that he had misspoken when he said that, and he accepts the findings of his intelligence agencies.

Putin's boasts about the new weapons have been greeted with scepticism in Washington, where officials have cast doubt on whether Russian Federation has added any new capabilities to its nuclear arsenal beyond those already known to the USA military and intelligence agencies.

At Monday's news conference, Putin described the proposal when he was asked about the possible extradition of 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted in the United States on charges of meddling in the 2016 election by carrying out cyber attacks on Democratic Party networks.

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