Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Acts ‘Like Someone who is Compromised’ by Putin

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee blasted Trump suggesting he “acts like he’s compromised.” Rep. Adam Schiff D-Calif. was responding to Trump’s apparent acceptance during a news conference last week of Putin’s denial that

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee blasted Trump suggesting he “acts like he’s compromised.” Rep. Adam Schiff D-Calif. was responding to Trump’s apparent acceptance during a news conference last week of Putin’s denial that

The negative reaction, which Trump previously blamed on "Trump Derangement Syndrome", continued into the weekend, as former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the president's actions in Finland alarming.

Trump met with Putin privately for more than two hours in Helsinki Monday, with only their interpreters present.

Mr Coats issued a statement seeking to control the damage from an interview he gave at the Aspen Institute security forum in Colorado on Thursday in which he expressed surprise when the news broke that Mr Trump was planning another summit with Mr Putin.

Mr. Coats also revealed in the interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell that he was unaware of what transpired in the private meet in Helsinki. "If he had asked me how that ought to be conducted, I would have suggested a different way". The ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee told ABC News that "Trump is acting like someone who is compromised". We are hearing no rebuttal or comment from the United States. Russian Federation is dictating the public perception, the global public perception of what transpired in that meeting, and we have no basis for countering it. "It's domestic partisan political concern mixed with some legitimate need to throw our intelligence forces against the prevention of spying and interfering in the United States".

As President Donald Trump found himself under pressure from his own party this past week, Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania reached for his shield.

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies was a success overall, and that the Russian Federation meeting should proceed. Trump came under great pressure to raise the alleged meddling with Putin, who has on numerous occasions denied any wrongdoing.

Six days after Trump's sit-down in Helsinki with Putin, guests on the Sunday news shows were still trying to interpret his head-scratching performance in which he sided with Putin over the U.S. intelligence agencies - only to walk back his comments a day later.

There was a significant danger that left to his own devices, he might have been persuaded by President Putin to do the same in the Baltic states and Poland, which would have provoked an immediate crisis between the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. He also suggested a moral equivalence between Russian Federation and the United States, and said that the USA was just as much to blame for current poor relations as Russian Federation.

I guess his supporters say he may have done that behind the scenes.

"I had a GREAT meeting with Putin and the Fake News used every bit of their energy to try and disparage it", Trump said in a tweet.

"Who do you believe?", Lemire had asked, referring to Trump's well established disbelief in the USA intelligence community's ironclad conclusions about Russia's efforts to subvert America's democracy. "The sentence should have been: I don't see any reason why I wouldn't - or why it wouldn't be Russian Federation".

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McConnell says there is "indisputable evidence" Russian Federation tried to affect the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he has "full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies".

"I think he should've been stronger, standing up for the fact that Putin has interfered in the past, is still doing it in the future. I think it's important to continue them".

He said Mr. Trump missed an opportunity to bolster the US intelligence community's case against Russian actors by seeming to trust Mr. Putin, who said he didn't meddle. Instead, he directed his ire at Democrats and US officials, calling special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference a "disaster" and a "witch hunt".

The statement yesterday from Coats, more than 48 hours after the initial interview, capped a week of public walk backs by the Trump administration relating to Russian Federation. Here's what I want to know: What did you agree to do with him?

Stephanopoulos asked Rice about an interview Trump did with CNBC on Friday in which he said, "Obama was a patsy for Russian Federation. He was a total patsy". "That kind of language is ridiculous, it's offensive and it doesn't frankly reflect well on President Trump".

Coats and Trump do not have a contentious relationship, officials say, though it's not close.

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On average, every player from the four remaining teams has been tested 4.41 times since January, with some of them tested eight times.

"So President Obama knew about Russian Federation before the Election", Trump tweeted.

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