Trump asked aide to invite Putin to Washington, White House says

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He also confirmed to "CNN" New Day host Alisyn Camerota that Trump was briefed before his inauguration that Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 election.

US President Donald Trump has said he looks forward to his second meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisting that the first meeting was a success despite widespread criticism at home and overseas. "But it made me wonder if people are suspicious that he revealed sensitive, classified intelligence, including human source information, to the president of the Russian Federation".

"We will see how things develop further", the strongman added in his first comments about the summit, expressing worries about unnamed USA "forces" trying to prevent better ties and "putting narrow party interests above the national interest". But on Thursday, Trump went back on the offensive again to defend the summit, writing on Twitter that the media wanted to provoke a war with Russian Federation.

'I think we will learn more. I say to them we are professionals.

Mr Trump has since done an about-face and said he meant to say he saw no reason why it "wouldn't" be Russian Federation, when he said that he saw no reason why it "would" be Russian Federation. But he says Trump "is not making the problem better, he's making it worse".

The magazine known for responding to Trump's every move with striking cover art is back at it, dropping a real doozy of an image following Trump and Vladimir Putin's joint press conference and Summit in Helsinki, Finland.

The U.S.is planning to send an additional $200 million defense funds to the government of Ukraine amid its ongoing struggle with pro-Russian separatists.

More outrage has come with the news that Trump and Putin might be working out a deal whereby special counsel Robert Mueller would get access to interviews with Russians indicted after allegedly hacking Democrats, and Russia would get to question US officials it suspects of interfering in Russian affairs in exchange.

On Thursday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said the United States intelligence community stands by its view that Russian Federation meddled in the U.S. election.

That rhetoric marked a turnabout from Trump's first, upbeat description of the sit-down.

Votel stressed that U.S. Asked the question Wednesday, he "no" answer put him sharply at odds with recent public warnings from his own intelligence chief.

'Okay.' Coats said, chuckling as he appeared to contemplate the prospects.

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Trump has refined and sharpened his presentation since Helsinki.

Russia's official assessment of Trump's high-stakes summit with Putin is carefully upbeat.

Trump asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russian Federation.

The muddied waters have deepened critics' concerns that Trump is not taking threats to the US electoral system seriously enough.

Mixed messages from Trump have increased worries in Congress that the White House is not taking seriously the threat that senior officials say Russian Federation now poses to the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. But Putin has accused Browder of perpetrating the fraud, which Browder denies. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin's "incredible offer" of shared U.S. -Russia investigations was no good after all. The White House said earlier this week that it is considering the Kremlin's request, prompting a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.

"Congress must exert its authority to be a check on the presidency", she said.

Two other lawmakers, Sens.

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, tried on Tuesday to stage a symbolic vote to support the findings of Russian interference, but was blocked by Republicans.

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