No Doubt Russia Tried to Interfere — Homeland's Nielsen

No Doubt Russia Tried to Interfere — Homeland's Nielsen

No Doubt Russia Tried to Interfere — Homeland's Nielsen

Coats learned of Trump's decision at the same time as everyone else - when it was announced on Twitter by the White House while he was being interviewed at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

US intelligence officials have said Moscow is targeting congressional elections in November as well.

ThinkProgress" Aaron Rupar reports that afterwards, in a follow up with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell, "Alexander said, "there wasn't a condemnation of white nationalism and white supremacy that I think a lot of people would want to hear from the secretary of Homeland Security on this issue'".

In May 2018, the Senate Intelligence Committee backed previous reports issued by the National Intelligence Council and special counsel Robert Muller, reaffirming that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election to benefit Trump.

Also a target of the president's ire was Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, who issued a rare statement rebutting the president's Monday comments.

The Russian government has been somewhat more forthcoming.

President Donald Trump's next meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin will focus on national security concerns the leaders discussed earlier this week in Finland. He did not elaborate on what Putin's solutions would be.

Five days after the Helsinki meeting, US officials and lawmakers remained in the dark about what the leaders discussed in their two-hour, one-on-one session with only interpreters present.

"There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems...but they can ALL be solved!"

"We have to protect children", Nielsen said. Russian ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Friday Putin is ready to discuss the possible trip.

And even some of the President's own administration officials were surprised to learn he is inviting Putin to visit Washington this fall. "It is what it is", Coats said in a verbal shrug.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has reluctantly returned to the news spotlight amidst the fallout from the Helsinki summit
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"OK", he continued, pausing for a deep breath.

He laughed and said: "That's going to be special".

Appearing on Fox News earlier in the week, McDaniel had offered her support for the President's appearance with Putin and his policy toward Russian Federation generally.

Trump has stirred a bipartisan outcry in the days since his Monday summit with Putin in Helsinki, at which he dismissed the findings of the US intelligence community and appeared to side with the Russian leader on the issue of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

The White House backtrack came just before the Senate voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.

A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy to the Russian leader. "They should stop invading their neighbors".

Trump claimed he misspoke in Helsinki Monday when he said he didn't "see any reason why [Russia] would" be responsible for election interference and cyberattacks.

Democrats in the House sought Thursday to extend a state grant program for election security but were blocked by Republicans.

Trump left the White House for his New Jersey golf club for the weekend. "He has been an incredible President, and I look forward to another two years and a second term".

As each White House effort to clean up the situation failed to stem the growing bipartisan backlash, Trump's mood worsened, according to confidants.

The invitation would mark Putin's first visit to the United States since 2007, when he met with former President George W. Bush. The U.S. and Russia have been on opposing sides of the conflict in Ukraine, unleashed after a popular uprising against a pro-Russian president and Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.

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