‘I may ask Putin to send accused officials to U.S.’

"Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing", Trump said at a press conference on July 27, 2016.

Sasse rebuked Trump's statement that he held "both countries responsible" for the deteriorated relationship between the United States and Russian Federation.

"The new joke in town is that Russian Federation leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should never have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me", he tweeted on July 25, 2016. He just said it's not Russian Federation.

Instead, Trump said Putin was "extremely strong and powerful" in his denial.

Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger called Trump's comments rebuking the United States intelligence community assessment "a disservice", though he did not mention Trump by name. Others, meanwhile, spared harsh words.

Outside Russia, not many foreign diplomats seem to agree.

The 29-page indictment lays out how, months before Americans voted in November 2016, Russians schemed to break into key Democratic email accounts, including those belonging to Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "But what the point is - we meddle in their elections". But we had much better defenses. "And maybe it's all wrong, but the fact is we helped overthrow the government of Ukraine".

Trump added: "Frankly, we have not been getting along for the last number of years".

On Aug. 15, 2016, the indictment says, Guccifer 2.0 reached out to someone in contact with the Trump campaign and asked the person if they had seen anything "interesting in the docs I posted?"

"The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration", Trump tweeted.

"And I think that's what bugs him about the issue, is that it's used to try to delegitimize his election victory", he said. "I wanna do great for our country". But at the same time, I don't think that had anything to do with the fact that he whupped Hillary Clinton.

Back in July 2016, Mr. Trump tweeted that the "new joke in town" is Russian Federation leaked the "disastrous DNC emails".

DeSantis did mention that it was "not clear" to him what the areas of agreement are between Putin and the US.

On or around that day, according to the indictment, which was announced Friday, Russian actors sent phishing emails to accounts at a domain used by Clinton's personal office.

Praising the "frank and business-like atmosphere" of the summit, the Russian leader said he considered the talks "very successful and useful". "Did we hack them in order to find out who they were? On the validity of a whole number of these things".

"The American people deserve the truth, & to disregard the legitimacy of our intelligence officials is a disservice to the men & women who serve this country".

"There's no question at all that Russian Federation is an adverse entity to the United States", he continued.

Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory....

  • Rogelio Becker