Schwarzenegger criticizes 'wet noodle' Trump after Putin meeting

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President Trump said in an interview airing Wednesday that he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for the Kremlin's attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

Jackson asked when Trump has publicly called out Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to allow the USA access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Republicans dodged questions on Wednesday about Trump's Russian Federation fiasco, insisting they were satisfied by his tortured clarification, in which he claimed that he misspoke at the press conference, explaining that he meant to say that he saw no reason it would not be Russian Federation that interfered. "The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation'".

You know what? I believe our intelligence agencies.

Late last week at a Washington, D.C., think tank, Coats was even more blunt than he was in his statement Monday, according to CNBC. Lindsey Graham, a confidant of Trump's, said on Twitter that there was "A BIG discrepancy between President Trump's statement and DNI Coates' warning", and expressed disagreement with Trump, saying, "My personal view: the Russians are at (it) again". "The system is blinking" and that "today, the digital infrastructure that serves this country is literally under attack".

The allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election overshadowed the summit between Putin and Trump.

President Donald Trump spoke to members of the media as he met with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, in Washington.

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The president said Tuesday that he accepted the USA intelligence community's conclusion that the meddling took place. "It is why I believe we are at a critical point", Coats said on Friday.

On Tuesday, in an effort to dispel concerns that the president still had doubts over his own intelligence community's reports, Mr. Trump said he accepts the findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, although as soon as he said that he accepted the conclusion about Russian meddling, he added, "It could be other people, also".

There are already a number of politicians openly raising the idea of impeaching Donald Trump.

Trump said he had been "very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that".

The photo was taken before Trump and Putin's almost two-hour one-on-one meeting, which was followed by a press conference. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC, said he was happy to hear that Sanders had clarified Trump's comment.

Asked in an interview with CBS if he held Mr Putin responsible for the interference, Mr Trump replied: "Well, I would, because he's in charge of the country". "I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be". He said: "In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't".

"It could be other people also - there's a lot of people out there", he said. "I think that's an incredible offer", volunteered Mr. Trump.

"Well, that's good to hear 'cause if it was no to the idea that Russian Federation was interfering that would have been very problematic, dumbfounding", Graham said.

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