Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump's tough talk "not working" on Putin

23 Juillet, 2018, 00:39 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau

"If he does show up, you need to have new sanctions over Putin's head", said Graham, urging a set of sanctions that "would be a hammer over Russia's head" for interfering in the US electoral process.

Mr. Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, was reacting to Mr. Trump's widely panned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

- Putin, who denies that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, or USA intelligence agencies, which have concluded that Russian agents hacked into the Democratic National Committee computer server and released hacked DNC emails to help Trump's election chances.

In a statement issued Saturday, Coats said, "My admittedly awkward response was in no way meant to be disrespectful or criticize the actions of the President".

Last week House Democrats tried to subpoena the interpreter, one of the few people to know the contents of Trump's two-hour meeting with Putin.

"If our bill passes and the director of national intelligence says they interfered in 2018, these very tough sanctions will hit them". Rand Paul, R-Ky., who defended Trump, every Republican lawmaker either criticized the president for his actions or sidestepped the president while affirming that Russian Federation is an adversary. Sen.

Later, Trump tweeted that he has "great confidence" in US intelligence agencies but stressed the need to build strong relations between the nuclear powers.

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"And on a party line basis the Republicans rejected it", Schiff said.

By the time Trump arrived back in the USA, the parade of critical statements had become a stampede, leaving the president the most isolated he'd been in the White House since last year's controversy over white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville.

Since the summit, the White House has been engulfed in crisis after crisis as Trump dug himself into a deeper hole vis-a-vis Russian Federation even after arriving back in the US. Congressional midterm elections will take place in November.

'I said the word would instead of wouldn't, ' he says regarding Russian interference in 2016 US election.

"I think the issue is the degree and intensity with which they went after him", Spicer said of the media.

This just days after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump hopes to welcome Putin to the capital in the coming months.

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats sought to clarify remarks he made at a security conference here that infuriated President Trump and raised the possibility that the nation's top intelligence official could be fired. "The evidence is overwhelming and the President needs to say that and act like it".

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