Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coates was informed of the announcement by MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell during an onstage interview at the Aspen Security Form in Colorado. "There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems.but they can ALL be solved!"
"I'm interpreting what the president said, I'm not reversing it", Sanders said.
But on Thursday morning, Trump made a fresh bombastic claim: the media want the U.S.to go to "war" with Russian Federation. Mr. Trump said Monday it "was an incredible offer".
When asked if Russian Federation was continuing to target the US, Trump shook his head and said "No". I think that anybody that thinks Vladimir Putin doesn't have his stamp on everything that happens in Russian is misinformed.
Despite shaping, and adhering to, the president's national security platform, the center's founder warned "Putin's assertion that Trump had agreed, at least in principle, to a whole litany of agenda items" was the real danger of Monday's summit, especially regarding "prospective arms control, limitations on missile defenses, [and] constraints on weapons in space".
When asked whether there were concerns about the president's credibility given Trump's reversal of his remarks about Russian Federation on Tuesday, Sanders was quick to note she wasn't clarifying anything on Wednesday.
Still, Trump backtracked on whether Russian Federation is now targeting us elections. "It is what it is", Coats said in a verbal shrug.
But he said he believed that "Russia's actions had no impact at all on the outcome of the election". Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.) to insist the president fully implement sanctions against Russian Federation that Congress passed nearly a year ago, calling it unnecessarily "symbolic".
He compared the "warning signs" to those the United States faced ahead of the September 11 terrorist attacks, and named the "worst offenders" as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea - with Russia the "most aggressive foreign actor, no question".
'So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today'.
The White House announced Trump's opposition Thursday as the Senate prepared to vote on a resolution telling the president not to honor Putin's request, which would have exposed former US ambassador Michael McFaul, among others, to Russian questioning.
At the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington last Friday, Coats said, "We are not yet seeing the kind of electoral interference in specific states and voter data bases that we experienced in 2016; however, we fully realize that we are just one click on a keyboard away from a similar situation repeating itself".