"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", Trump said yesterday of the meeting with Putin, which was attended only by the leaders and an interpreter.
There was also information gathered from a top-secret source close to Putin, which outlined the Kremlin's plan to sway the 2016 election, the report said.
"Republicans in Congress need to stand firm that we absolutely will not tolerate the President even considering turning over a United States ambassador".
Later Corker told reporters that there's reason for concern about Trump's meeting with Putin, especially considering Trump's conduct at the news conference. He meant to posit a moral equivalence between America and thuggish Russian Federation. He cited USA sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the US, telling reporters that Putin "understands it, and he's not happy about it".
In both cases, Senate aides said, Congress - which is constitutionally required to provide a check on the executive branch - has no idea what the president discussed with leaders of the world's most unsafe regimes, both of which also possess nuclear weapons. I can imagine Trump meaning to say either thing.
"We just conducted a yearlong investigation into Russia's interference in our elections".
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.
McFaul tweeted Wednesday that he hoped the White House would denounce "this ridiculous request from Putin".
"Judging by the reaction in the US, the whole press conference will create a stinky mess that will not easily go away", said Gabuev.
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The arrest in the United States of Russian student Maria Butina shows that "millions can now be quietly arrested for their views", Markov wrote.
"Russia is trying to undermine democracy itself".
At the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington last Friday, Coats said, "We are not yet seeing the kind of electoral interference in specific states and voter data bases that we experienced in 2016; however, we fully realize that we are just one click on a keyboard away from a similar situation repeating itself".
It comes as the President's own Director of National Intelligence warned of Russian meddling.
"I can only say that I do have confidence in our intelligence agencies as now constituted", Trump said.
"By doing this, the president is undermining our national security", Morell said. "In fact, they never stopped". Moreover, they transferred the money to the U.S. to fund Hillary Clinton's election campaign.
The success of the apparent dress rehearsal does not bode well for the upcoming election cycles in 2018 and 2020, as intelligence leaders have noted the ongoing and increasing threat by Russian hackers.