White House rejects Putin proposal to interview US citizens

White House rejects Putin proposal to interview US citizens

White House rejects Putin proposal to interview US citizens

President Donald Trump rejected Thursday a proposal by Vladimir Putin to allow Russian officials to interrogate a former United States ambassador and other American citizens, amid outrage across Washington that he would even consider it.

The arrest was announced Monday hours after Trump finished a summit and a press conference with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, where the United States leader rejected the USA intelligence community's verdict that the Russians meddled to support him over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race.

So Coats' statement that Trump made a mistake at the Helsinki summit - which even the president has acknowledged - might not be enough to draw the president's ire.

"Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt", said Sanders.

Numerous lawmakers have criticized Trump for his post-summit statements raising doubts about Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections, and past and current intelligence community officials also differed with many of his statements. Critics complained that Trump was given ample opportunity at a joint news conference on Monday to scold Putin over Russian interference in the US election but instead accepted Putin's denials over the word of American intelligence agencies.

Lemon then said this: "When I read this, I know it sounds odd, it reminded me the scene from "Mommy Dearest" where she beats her daughter because she said her daughter, she said 'you deliberately embarrass me in front of a reporter.' Not the wire hangers... she like chokes her in the living room in front of the reporter".

"I wanted him to say that despite what the intelligence community in Russian Federation or what Putin might be saying or what is said here amongst our intelligence community is "No more, knock it off, stay away, get out" and demand that Russian Federation stay away when it comes to our elections, and I didn't hear that and I didn't hear that in his walk back so I'm still waiting", Murkowski said.

McFaul tweeted Wednesday that he hoped the White House would denounce "this ridiculous request from Putin".

The White House's belated remarks came after the Russian Prosecutor General's Office on Tuesday reportedly requested to question several USA individuals over their criminal behaviors in Russia. "In the United States, in Russian Federation, or anywhere else", he said in a statement.

No Russian leader has visited the White House in almost a decade.

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McFaul expressed outrage on Wednesday when Sanders said Trump was "going to meet with his team" to consider Putin's proposal.

Russia's official assessment of Trump's high-stakes summit with Putin is carefully upbeat.

The US intelligence chief was not the only official left in in the dark after Trump's summit.

Pompeo in an interview with EWTN conceded that there's been a lot of heat and very little light following that Trump-Putin press conference.

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers grappled with Trump's conflicting statements about the summit and what they did not know: exactly what the two leaders discussed and what agreements, if any, were reached.

The scale of the bipartisan outcry at Trump's stance toward Putin has only been rivaled by his 2017 waffling over condemning white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Russian Federation was also seeking to interview Michael McFaul, another Putin critic who was U.S. ambassador to Moscow under President Obama. I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be. "But I have confidence in both parties", Mr. Trump said as Putin stood at a podium by his side.

The phrase "real enemy of the people" was used as an "operative threat to murder the opposition during the French Revolution", Cuomo said.

"That's not going to happen", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CBN News on Thursday.

"We need a new positive agenda, aimed at working together and finding common ground", he said.

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