Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance

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As for the Helsinki meeting, "now we have Putin telling the world what was decided", she said, while "we're hearing crickets from the White House; nothing has been put out that contradicts or replaces Putin's agenda".

But on Wednesday, Trump left people wondering if he believes the Russians are still actively interfering in American politics.

Trump met with Putin privately for more than two hours in Helsinki Monday, with only their interpreters present for the meeting, which Schiff said was advantageous to Russian Federation.

Putin has signaled in the wake of his summit with Trump that he and the US President reached several agreements, but neither Trump nor the White House have confirmed any substantive agreements between the two countries.

Trump's own director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, said during the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday that he didn't "know what happened in that meeting". "If he had asked me how that ought to be conducted, I would have suggested a different way". He told about this to Fox News.

But, Barletta's campaign said, "our adversarial relationship should not derail efforts to find common ground through diplomacy on important issues like stabilizing Syria and denuclearization - just like our stalwart alliances with European nations should not handcuff United States policy from requesting trade fairness and full North Atlantic Treaty Organisation payments". "It can be proven beyond any evidentiary burden that Russian Federation is not our friend and they tried to attack us in 2016", Gowdy explained. "It's a very, very uncomfortable and, indeed, risky situation for the United States to be in".

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Mr Trump has also received damning comments from the former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, who said the President's conduct at the summit conference was "treasonous". Trump appeared to accept what he called Putin's "strong" and "powerful" denials of Russian government election interference over the conclusions of every US intelligence agency.

(They told him afterwards that any journalist would have asked the same question at that point in the press conference.) Over the next few days, Trump then attempted a stunningly awful walk back, called the media the "real enemy" of the American people, and came up with some creative ways to double down and deliberately extend the whole mess. "I don't understand the apparent blindness (Trump) has to Putin's hostile acts". Trump said. "I want to know where is the server and what is the server saying?"

"They did not spy on the campaign from anything and everything that I have seen", Rubio said.

Trump infamously said last week during a joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki that he was partial to Putin's denials. "He thinks the way to make Russian Federation stronger is to weaken America and as long as we're clear about it, I think it's important that the nations speak to one another and that our leaders speak to one another".

He said: "I have full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies, I always have".

Adam Schiff had this to say when asked by George Stephanopoulos if he believes Trump is compromised by Putin: "Well, I certainly think he is acting like someone who is compromised and it very well may be that he is compromised, or that he believes that he is compromised, that the Russians have information on him". "You need to be the leader of that movement and you need to work with Congress to come up with new sanctions because Putin's not getting the message. you've been tougher than Obama. You must come to advance the United States' agenda, not to lie prostrate for the Russian agenda".

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