On "Hannity" Tuesday night, Levin noted that some in the media argued that Trump's remarks at the press conference amounted to treason. "I have on numerous occasions noted our intelligence findings that Russians attempted to interfere in our elections".
"They would rather go to war than see this".
Trump's conflating accusations that his campaign colluded with Russian Federation with the intelligence community's assessment that Moscow interfered in the election, said Scaramucci, who served less than two weeks as the White House's communications director before being forced to resign.
Trump was roundly criticized for the summit, which took place just days after Robert Mueller's Russia investigation turned in 12 indictments against Russian military officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign, stealing emails that were then leaked to the internet in an effort to help Trump win the election. It was, he said, because he had misspoken. The most serious mistake of his presidency! I will say this: "I don't see any reason why it would be", Trump said.
The damage, however, has been done.
The President is not finished, when the room of the White House, where he was briefed fully the lights went out. All the explanations can not change that.
Immediately after Monday's news conference, Trump's mood had been buoyant, people familiar with the matter said.
Yet it took more than a day for him or the White House to offer any official walk-back.
Members of Congress, including several powerful Republicans, distanced themselves from Trump's remarks and aligned themselves with U.S. intelligence estimates that Russian Federation had interfered in the election.
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Hua pointed out that China had recently released a white paper, "China and the World Trade Organization". The current system necessitates global cooperative and multilateral solutions, she said.
It wasn't just what Trump said in Helsinki, it was how he acted - like a supplicant to Putin - and that's the most troubling part. The president said he meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation". I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be.
"I hope that legislation will be heard soon", said Gardner. "The sentence should have been: "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia". He added that it was "sort of a double negative".
Critics questioned Trump's sincerity after his revised claim that he has faith in the USA intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 election, as opposed to Putin's denials.
McConnell also said that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was the United States' "most significant military alliance in history", adding that "the European countries are our friends and the Russians are not". "Lots of other people out there".
The potential implications are many, including in Latvia and Ukraine where Canada has troops, and in terms of further election interference, says Fen Hampson, director of the global security and politics program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ont.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asked for "respect" after a journalist asked him on Wednesday if he was drunk when he staggered and needed help walking at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit last week.
"There is no rush, the sanctions remain! Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!"
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Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Trump's comments on Tuesday were another sign of weakness, particularly his statement that it "could be other people" responsible for the election meddling.
"He made a terrible statement, tried to back off, but couldn't even bring himself to back off", he told the Senate. "It shows the weakness of President Trump that he is afraid to confront Mr Putin directly".
Trump's self-defense, however, was unlikely to quell the uproar caused by Monday's news conference.