Going back to the summer of 2016, when there were "hints" of interference, as Clinton put it, she said officials had "tried to say enough without causing panic". If I was loud & vicious, I would have been criticized for being too tough.
"The notion that President Trump would invite a tyrant to Washington is beyond belief", she said.
The red-and-white soccer ball tossed to President Donald Trump by Russia's Vladimir Putin is undergoing a routine security screening, the AP reported. "I have great confidence in my intelligence people", he said, "but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today".
President Trump was angry that a reporter was allowed to ask him a hard question during his disastrous press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday, according to sources who spoke with the Washington Post. During the interview, NBC's Andrea Mitchell told Coats on stage that the White House had just announced "Putin is coming to the White House in the fall".More news: FBI releases documents on surveillance of former Trump adviser Carter Page
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats seemed to have been in the dark about Russian President Vladimir Putin's White House invitation.
USA prosecutors have accused Maria Butina of working to infiltrate political organizations, including the National Rifle Association, before and after Donald Trump's election as president in 2016. But then he appears to change his mind, telling reporters "we're doing very well" and that "there's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russian Federation".
On Thursday, Coats said he still doesn't know what happened in the one-on-one meeting between Mr. Trump and Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
The White House on Friday rejected a proposal by Putin to hold a referendum to settle the future of that region.More news: North Korea to return U.S. soldiers' remains in weeks -Pompeo
Trump had praised the proposal on Monday as an "incredible offer" and Sanders later described it as an "interesting idea" that was being discussed internally.
Then on Thursday, the White House said Trump "disagrees" with Putin's offer to allow US questioning of 12 Russians who have been indicted for election interference in exchange for Russian interviews with the former USA ambassador to Russia and other Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a sunnier view of the likely second get-together.
A White House National Security Council spokesman said later the United States on Friday rejected a proposal from Russian Federation for a referendum to decide the fate of eastern Ukraine. He said they discussed counterterrorism, Israel's security, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace and North Korea.More news: Transfer: Hazard takes final decision on Chelsea future
There were no note-takers present during the meeting-only Trump, Putin, and interpreters. "It's important to the world that at the right time through a voluntary mechanism these refugees are able to return to their home country, ' he said".