U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russian investigators be allowed to question U.S. citizens, including former ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, the White House said on Thursday.
Trump has faced widespread domestic criticism in recent days following the summit in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday, most notably over an initial refusal to blame Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. "I was just saying to myself the other day, you know, Russian Federation really helped us".
On Tuesday, Trump said he misspoke at a Helsinki news conference with Putin and that he accepted intelligence agency conclusions about Russian meddling, although he hedged by deviating from his prepared notes to say "it could be other people also".
He said it would have been naive to expect that the Helsinki summit could have resolved problems that had built up over many years in the space of a few hours.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump was trying to "squirm away" from his comments alongside Putin.
Russia's official assessment of Trump's high-stakes summit with Putin is carefully upbeat. 'The sentence should have been "I dont see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation"'.
"We certainly believe that we are taking steps to make sure they can't do it again", Sanders said. They would rather go to war than see this.
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House prices also increased the slowest in five years according to the ONS, with flat prices staying the same for a year. There was also a drop in the prices of games, toys and hobbies, particularly in the cost of computer games.
Russian politicians are rallying behind Vladimir Putin and denouncing American suggestions that the translator at his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump be interrogated about what they discussed privately.
"Many of the stories written about me, and the good people surrounding me, are total fiction", he said.
A number of USA lawmakers rejected a Russian proposal, which the White House said it was considering, to question in the United States Americans sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities", including former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul and London-based financier Bill Browder.
Mr Putin did not name names, but spoke of USA politicians who put their "narrow party interests" above the best interests of the United States and were powerful enough to be able to foist their questionable "stories" on millions of Americans.
But after the briefing, Trump issued a statement spreading the blame among "Russia, China and other countries, outside groups and countries".
"We did not see other nation states involved in the election system meddling", She said.
Trump originally appeared to say Russian Federation was not at fault for any election interference, but he clarified his comments on Tuesday - yet that clarification was not enough for Kimmel. Pompeo is to publicly testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 25. But Putin has accused Browder of perpetrating the fraud, which Browder denies.