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Susan Rice: White House 'Serving a Hostile Foreign Power'

Susan Rice: White House 'Serving a Hostile Foreign Power'

"The president is going to meet with his team and we'll let you know when we have an announcement on that", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told a news briefing. Trump now says, with apparent reluctance, that he does agree, but he continues to add that others may have intervened as well. "You don't believe that to be the case?"

"The president has first and foremost his interests at the top of his mind, as opposed to the government's".

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

"If we were on the brink of going to war then obviously I think that would be on the forefront of everyone's mindset", Bailey said.

Contrary to the US government's fears leading up to the 2016 president election, hacking the nation's election infrastructure appeared to take a back seat to stealing and leaking salacious documents from the Democratic National Committee and House Democrats' campaign arm to destabilize public opinion.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation meant to ratchet up sanctions on Russian Federation if it interferes in future elections, said Trump's assessment was "not true, it's not accurate".

"The President and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russian Federation is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past and as we have stated", she continued. Putin offered to let US investigators question the intelligence agents in exchange for the opportunity to question individuals Russian Federation has accused of criminal activity. In response, Trump said his "people came to me" and said "they think it's Russian Federation".

"My people came to me ... they said they think it's Russia" that interfered, Trump said.

The White House has declined to rule out accepting a Russian proposal for the questioning in the United States of Americans, including former USA ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul, sought by the Kremlin for "illegal activities".

Putin says US-Russia summit was successful
Coats said he wished Trump hadn't made the statement backing up the "powerful" denial by Vladimir Putin of election hacking. She said the US hopes Putin will have the indicted Russians "come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt".

Coats said the intelligence community continues to see efforts by Russian actors to manipulate USA public opinion, including through the use of fake social media accounts.

President Trump walks back to the Oval Office on Wednesday after paying his respects at Joint Base Andrews to the family of Secret Service special agent Nole Edward Remagen, who died of a stroke the day before.

"I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place", Trump conceded Tuesday. He also sounded the alarm about potential attacks on U.S. infrastructure and the financial system.

Unveiled on Thursday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", the cover teases an article with the headline "The Summit Crisis" by "Time" senior White House correspondent Brian Bennett.

Even if Trump is unable to assuage the deep concerns coming from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners, Democrats, and within his own party, many of his core supporters that Republicans need to win in November won't be worrying about Russian Federation when they cast their votes.

The two leaders held two hours of closed-door talks with no one else present but the interpreters.

"My money is on the latter two", they said. "I just want to have this country be safe".

What did Trump say at the summit?

"In fact, it's galling really because having seen the evidence, especially that I've seen, there's no investigative benefit to that", Bossert said.