Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

At the joint press conference following Mr Trump and Mr Putin's two-hour closed-door meeting in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, Lemire bluntly asked the U.S. president whether he believed the Russian dictator over his own USA intelligence officials.

In a remarkable news conference following a summit between Trump and Putin in Helsinki, both leaders addressed the USA intelligence community's conclusion that the Kremlin meddled in the election and the investigation into the interference, led by Mueller, that has resulted in charges against several Russians.

At the press conference that even Republicans are blasting, Trump also said he had confidence in his intelligence people but Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.

House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a strongly worded statement, saying that there is "no question" that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election, and noting that U.S. intelligence agencies and a House panel agreed.

Trump upset many in the USA intelligence community by refusing to endorse their finding that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. "I have President Putin".

"He just said it's not Russian Federation". We met regularly during the Cold War.

"I really think the world wants to see us get along". "What about Hillary Clinton's emails?" And what he did is an incredible offer. He leveled one of the toughest critiques, saying that Trump was "getting played" by Putin and later, that their joint appearance amounted to a "disinformation campaign".

Republican Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said: "The President must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally".

But Trump downplayed the notion that there was much to be gained by pressing Putin on the issue, noting the Russian president had repeatedly denied Kremlin involvement. "Yes I did. Yes I did", he said.

"We spent a great deal of time talking about it".

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Trump accepts Vladimir Putin's denials of election meddling

Two former United States intelligence chiefs expressed shock over Trump's appearance of "capitulating" to Putin.

Putin and Trump held a joint press conference to make statements and take questions following their historic two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki. Watch their remarks in the player above.

This aid, Mr. Putin said, could ease the "migratory pressure" on Europe, marking one of the very few references to Europe made by the two men. Neil Cavuto said it was "disgusting" that Trump didn't confront Putin about the interference. "For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American defense officials, and American intelligence agencies is thoughtless, dangerous, and weak". "We have discussions on everything from trade to military to missiles to nuclear to China". "I won that race, and it's a shame there can be a little bit of a cloud over it".

The historic meeting of the leaders anxious European officials fearful the two were united in opposing their interests.

Trump hailed the summit as being a successful in terms of dialogue and communication between the two nations, despite rising tensions over the last few months.

"The United States has been foolish", Trump told reporters and statesmen when asked about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

"I have been here not too long".

"I felt this was a message best delivered in person". Lemire asked Mr Trump.

"You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader certainly than I've ever seen - an extraordinary press conference", Cooper said.

"In order to build a brighter future, we can not exclusively focus on the past - as the world's two largest nuclear powers, we must get along!"

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Mr Trump has met with Prince Charles previously, while Melania met with Prince Harry during the Invictus Games in Canada in 2016. Next, the President and Queen inspected the front rank of the Guard of Honour, while the first lady remained on the dais.

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