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Trump deflected the question on Russia’s interference in the Putin presser
President Trump, after he was asked by a reporter if he believed that the US intelligence services, or Vladimir Putin’s rejection, over interference in the election of 2016, says he has confidence in both parties; John Roberts reports on the take-aways from the post-summit press conference.
President Trump, and Vladimir Putin, addressed the allegations of election interference in unprecedented terms, the one-on-one summit Monday, with trump open the door, which suggests an unusual offer of cooperation in the field of special counsel probe, and the Russian President, he favored, in fact, the billionaire business man in the year 2016.
But Putin, with emphasis, and repeated interference denied in the US election, saying that there is “no evidence”. And Trump, while you say you spent a “great time” about the allegations, blasted the ongoing trial as a “disaster for our country.”
The two leaders spoke at a permissive joint press conference after a couple of meetings — private — in Helsinki, Finland. Trump and Putin announced the summit as a “success”, vowed to improve relations on a variety of topics.
“I would rather be a political risk, in the pursuit of peace, than to risk the peace in the pursuit of the policy,” the trump card.
During their press conference, some topics were taboo. The meeting with international reporters ended with Putin asked if he had compromising material about trump, he dismissed as “nonsense.” To was at this time overshadowed by the extensive comments on the election-meddling.
Trump, once again, claims that there is “no agreement.”
“I didn’t know the President. There was no one to conspire, and it said there was no collusion with the campaign,” Trump, what on Democrats, suggesting to have the question of how an apology for the loss. “We ran a brilliant campaign, and that is why I am President.”
When asked which side is responsible for the damaged relations, Trump said: “I think both countries are responsible.”
The statement drew bipartisan criticism in Washington.
“This is bizarre, and flat-out wrong. The USA is not to blame,” Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said in a statement.
The former Director of the CIA, John Brennan, who often blasts Trump tweeted: “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki on rises & exceeds the threshold of” high crimes & misdemeanors.’ There was nothing of less than the country reveals.”
Donald Trump press conference performance in Helsinki on rises & exceeds the threshold of “high crimes & misdemeanors.” There was nothing of less than the country reveals. Not only is trump’s comments stupid goods, he is in the pocket of Putin. Republican patriots: Where are you???
— John O. Brennan (@John Brennan) 16. July 2018
The summit came just a few days after the justice announced the indictment of a dozen Russian intelligence agents, for allegedly hacking-Democratic goals in the 2016 US presidential election. Putin has previously, Trump said that Russia will interfere in the 2016 presidential elections. He repeated these denials on Monday.
And when asked whether he’s delivering at all, the 12 Russians involved, allegedly, Putin held detailed plan, the trump called an “incredible offer.”
Putin offered to question the 12-accused of interference in the election, and added that Müller could be the team of the investigators present, to respond for the survey, if the US officials would “.” He suggested that this would mean that Russian agents could be present, the officers for the survey of the US “of interest” to them.
Meanwhile, Putin suggested that it preferably is the trump card in the election, to say, “Is it not more natural, with sympathy towards a person who is willing to restore the relationship with our country?” But he maintained there was no election interference.
The two leaders said they discussed a variety of other topics at their meeting on Monday in Helsinki and to work towards the strengthening of the US-Russian relations — which Trump said: “never worse than it is now,” despite the push by Democrats and some Republicans back home in the U.S. to cancel the summit.
But he said the relationship has changed. Trump said he would be “no decisions about foreign policy in a futile attempt to placate party critics, the media or the Democrats who want to oppose and hinder.”
At one point, Putin Trump handed over to a soccer ball and said: “the ball is now in your court.”
The joint press conference took place a few minutes after the historic summit between the two leaders on Monday. The two met one-on-one for more than two hours, and later in an expanded meeting with the major Advisor.
Trump, as the private meeting, which began earlier on Monday, said the two were “talking a lot of good things,” from the exhibition to the anti-missile to China. A variety of other issues of Russia-election-meddling, to the annexation of the Crimea, to Syria, were also expected.
“I think we said at the end of an exceptional relationship,” Trump, sitting next to Putin earlier on the presidential Palace in Helsinki. “Getting along with Russia is not a good thing, a bad thing.”
Putin later said that he and Trump agreed a continuation of the in-depth discussions on arms control issues.
Putin said Russia and the US should START on a possible extension of the 2010 nuclear arms reduction treaty and the implementation of the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Trump sat down with Putin after spending the last week of sparring with traditional US allies—initially with NATO countries spending over your layers of defense, and later with the British Prime Minister Theresa May about their “Brexit” strategy, although he seemed to patch things up before leaving London.
The tensions in the early in his tour of Europe created a contrast with the efforts to improve relations with Moscow, leading to cross-party concerns about the summit.
The President also claimed, before his summit with Putin, the Russian President would not have invaded the Crimea he had been in office, called the world condemned the annexation of the “Obama disaster.”
PUTIN OFFERS TRUMPF IS A WORLD CUP SOCCER BALL, TELLS HIM, “NOW THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT”
Putin has signaled he would like to Trump to soften sanctions that Washington imposed over the annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in the East of Ukraine, the involvement in the Syrian civil war and the accusations of Russian interference.
Trump signed in August of 2017, the law, the imposition of additional sanctions against Russia. The law bars Trump easing many sanctions without congressional approval, but he can offer some relief without a nod from Congress.
Almost 700 Russian individuals and companies, under sanctions of the USA. Individuals boundaries are exposed on their travels and freezes on at least some of your assets, while some of the top Russian state-owned banks and companies, including the oil and gas giants, are effectively financing denied by U.S. banks and markets.
Fox News’ Judson Berger, Greg Wilson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.