Trump unfazed by GOP criticism, says Putin meeting was great

And so he spoke briefly to reporters before a meeting on the Hill, and focused on his inflammatory comment suggesting he trusted Putin's word over us intelligence agencies when it came to Russian interference in the 2016 USA elections.

Mr Trump's comments put himself out of step with U.S. intelligence agencies, which concluded that Russian Federation was behind an effort to tip the 2016 USA presidential election against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, with a state-authorised campaign of cyber-attacks and fake news stories planted on social media. Even many members of the President's own party rebuked his statements from almost the moment he departed the Finnish capital.

Just minutes earlier, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters on Capitol Hill that there was "indisputable evidence" that Russian Federation interfered in the election, and that the conclusions have been accepted by both parties. "It's incredible to me to watch the right-before-before-our-eyes decline of the stature, the respect, the integrity, and the perceived intelligence of members of the United States White House or presidential press corps".

"And it's really hard to believe that if it was a simple mistake, one that caused this global uproar, why did the White House leave it for 24 hours before clarifying it when it could have been done in the immediate aftermath of the press conference?"

Republican Senator John McCain described Donald Trump's performance in Helsinki as "disgraceful". I think that we have all been foolish.

House Speaker Paul Ryan at a news conference following the weekly Republican caucus meeting at the US Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2018. However, he also says there are a lot of issues that the two men likely discussed and it's hard to tell what could come next. "I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place".

But minority Democrats have few tools to push their priorities.

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Standing alongside Putin at the news conference in Helsinki on Monday, Mr Trump was asked if he believed US intelligence agencies' conclusions that Russian Federation interfered in the election in an effort to help him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. "I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be", Trump had said, in a remark that stunned listeners and provoked outrage, even from many Republicans. In doing so, Trump contradicted his own intelligence officials, who remain confident that Russian Federation was indeed responsible for the hack of Democratic National Committee emails, regardless of whether anyone within the Trump campaign colluded in this effort. All are nervously watching Twitter to see if the President attempts further cleanup beyond his tweet after the event Monday when he said he has "GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people".

He also complained that coverage of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit was inaccurate, insisting that he had not been "insulting" toward USA allies.

Speaking at the White House on Tuesday, Trump said he misspoke when he addressed reporters in Helsinki a day earlier.

"As has been stated, and we've stated it previously on many occasions: no collusion", Trump said.

"Yes, I wanted him to win because he spoke of normalization of Russian-U.S. ties", Putin said.

"Yes, I wanted him to win because he spoke of normalization of Russian-US ties", Putin said.

Trump was said to have wound up his Scorched Earth European Tour in very good spirits, but that changed when word got out of the extreme level of blowback over his joint Putin presser.

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