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Standing next to Putin on Monday, Trump cast doubt on his country's intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 United States presidential election.

He made the untenable assertion Monday that "I have confidence in both parties" - his intelligence officials, who say Moscow interfered, and Putin, who says it didn't.

He also said he accepts the American intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation interfered in the election, but he denied that his campaign had colluded in the effort. "There was no collusion at all".

"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security". I think we met Donald Trump's case officer: President Putin.

On Tuesday, he corrected that sentence, saying: "The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia.' Sort of a double negative".

On other countries' North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending: Albright said she thinks it's important that US allies increase their North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending, something other presidents before Trump have also requested.

Trump will meet with members of Congress on Tuesday after many lawmakers criticized his performance at the summit, the White House said.

For his part, Putin made the erroneous assertion in the news conference closing their summit that a clique of USA business associates steered $400 million to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.

After a stormy North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels last week, Trump was accused by critics of prioritising his ties to Putin over the transatlantic alliance.

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"There's a possibility that we may well take up legislation related to this", McConnell said on Capitol Hill Tuesday after mentioning Sen. In practice, the overwhelming majority of Democrats and close to 20 Republican senators would have to vote to convict President Trump, an equation that will barely change after the midterms because Republicans are expected to retain their majority in the upper chamber.

Many analysts have criticised Trump's meeting with Russia's head, as European allies have recently clashed with Moscow on a number of issues.

While past presidents have had hard foreign trips and been criticized for their summits with Soviet leaders, Trump's behavior has few parallels, in the view of presidential historians and longtime Russian Federation watchers.

"What I find absolutely remarkable ... is they'd had 27 hours to figure out, 'How are we going to deal with this?' And you supposedly have the best spin doctors working for the White House", Dori said.

But he said things could still change as a result of the fallout from the ongoing Russian Federation investigation and the Trump Administration's unpopular stances on some key voting issues.

"When he had the opportunity to defend our intelligence agencies, who work for him, I was very disappointed and saddened with the equivalency he gave between them and what Putin was saying", Corker said. "I think we've all been foolish", he said. "But the most important thing here is to communicate with fellow Republicans and allies around the world to let them know that the administration is on the same page when it comes to Russian Federation".

KIRO Radio's Dori Monson could have a new career in store as a speech-writer for President Trump.

"The President must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally".


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