Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Schwarzenegger calls Trump a 'little wet noodle' after Putin news conference

Schwarzenegger calls Trump a 'little wet noodle' after Putin news conference

KELEMEN: During the news conference in Helsinki on Monday, President Trump said Putin made an incredible offer to give the US access to 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of interfering in the 2016 elections.

"The Intelligence Community Assessment judgments on Putin's strategic intentions did not employ proper analytic tradecraft", the report stated, adding that the committee "identified significant intelligence tradecraft failings that undermine confidence in the ICA judgments regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin's strategic objectives for disrupting the USA election".

Donald Trump was under fire for backing Vladimir Putin's denial that Russian Federation had been involved in election interference, and though he walked back the claim after furious opposition from both Democrats and Republicans, he appeared to stick by that assessment in the interview with Tucker Carlson, which had been filmed before his reversal.

USA intelligence agencies concluded past year that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 election campaign and sought to tilt the vote in Trump's favor, which Moscow has denied.

"We're doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russian Federation".

"Certainly, I can't have any confidence in the past but I can have a lot of confidence in the present and the future because it's getting to be how where we're putting our people in", Trump said.

"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.

Less than 24 hours after proclaiming Tuesday his "full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies", Trump at first seemed to contradict those agencies once again. "And here we are almost two decades later, and I'm here to say, the warning lights are blinking red again".

Sanders also addressed how the administration is working to prevent Russian meddling in US elections in the future.

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But Trump's supporters are still behind him. "I'm not sure we can change his mind about it, but I'll tell you, we can pass a law that does something about it".

The statement came amid continued furor over Trump's remarks about election meddling made alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki.

"What I was totally flabbergasted by was that the White House would not defend me", McFaul said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that Russian Federation was not a friend of the United States and warned against a repeat of election meddling in November's congressional elections. "Do you hold him personally responsible?" he was asked.

On Tuesday, Trump said he misspoke at a Helsinki news conference with Putin and that he accepted intelligence agency conclusions about Russian election meddling, although he hedged by deviating from his prepared notes to say "it could be other people also". It's a view held by few others in Washington, and a key reason Paul has nurtured a close relationship with the president and defended him from criticism after the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"We're going to have a massive effort to try to get to what happened".

Sanders then claimed it was not a reversal, she was just interpreting what POTUS said.

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.

Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons, an Arizona Republican and a Delaware Democrat, are reportedly working on a nonbinding resolution to endorse the intelligence committee's findings. I hope that clarifies things.

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