'Utter nonsense': Putin attacks United States reporter's question about Mueller probe and collusion

Putin also suggested Monday that Moscow and Washington could jointly conduct criminal investigations into a dozen Russian intelligence officials accused of hacking during the 2016 us election campaign - an idea Trump hailed as an "incredible offer".

United States President Donald Trump on late Sunday arrived in Helsinki, Finland for the much-awaited summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

"I was quite willing to comment on the press conference - something along the lines of, "could have been a lot worse" - until we got to the end", Hayden said. Jaw-dropping. Disgraceful. I am running out of words to describe how despicable it is to see an American President capitulate to a dictator.

Tensions have been brewing since the U.S Intelligence Community declared Russian Federation tried to meddle with the results of the 2016 United States elections. I will say this.

"I don't know what he will be discussing today, but he and the Prime Minister both have an agreed position on this. I appreciated your support", Trump said. I respect the leaders of those countries.

Clinton, Trump's Democratic rival, had used a private email server to conduct official business while secretary of State, but deleted many emails before investigators could examine how many contained classified information. Some suggested Coats should step down to maintain his integrity.

"I've not been here too long (as president), it's getting close to two years, but we'll be having an extraordinary relationship, I hope so".

Trump on Monday said he doesn't "see any reason why it would be" Russian Federation who hacked Democratic servers in 2016.

Richard Lugar, a former Republican senator from IN, said Coats should "just keep his head down and do his duty" because his experience is too valuable to lose.

He says Obama "thought that Crooked Hillary was going to win the election", so he did "NOTHING" about it when informed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Even now, only countries like Venezuela and Syria recognize Crimea as part of Russian Federation.

Coats on Friday painted a stark picture of cyber security threats to the nation, comparing the warning signs to those that flashed red before 9/11 - and taking a much tougher stance towards Russian Federation than Trump has. The system is blinking.

The president has repeatedly said the investigation into Russian election meddling is a "rigged witch hunt" that makes it hard for him to do substantive deals with Moscow. But Trump didn't direct his tough words toward Russian Federation, the aggressor. "They continue their efforts to undermine our democracy".

"A better thing, Mr. President, would be to declare: 'Russia is the enemy of America and our allies, and we will expose and respond to their continued cyber-attacks against our nation'". "I go in with very low expectations".

The Trump-Putin summit is likely to take place for several hours and the two presidents will address a joint news conference after it, according to the Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov.

  • Rogelio Becker