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Ex-head of CIA: Trump should disclose details of conversation with Putin

23 July 2018

There, Trump said Putin had strongly denied Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 presidential election. "It's a very, very uncomfortable and indeed risky situation for the United States to be in".

The U.S. version of what the top American and Russian diplomats discussed in their most recent telephone call makes no mention of Maria Butina, the Russian woman arrested by American authorities and suspected of being a covert Kremlin agent.

Clinton said "it's no surprise" that she and Putin "did not exactly get along", but added, "to be fair, hardly anybody who believes in freedom gets along with him because he is always trying to dominate, intimidate and direct how people and nations behave".

The senator also took issue with Trump's plans to invite Putin to Washington, D.C., in the fall. Trump appeared to accept what he called Putin's "strong" and "powerful" denials of Russian government election interference over the conclusions of every USA intelligence agency.

This "clarification" didn't address other remarks in which Trump criticized the "foolish" for its approach to Russian Federation and said "I have confidence in both parties".

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reacts ahead of a joint news conference of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018.

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There was more verbal drama at Wednesday's Cabinet meeting, when Trump was asked by a reporter if Russian Federation was still targeting the U.S. I have President Putin.

Rice said she had no objection to engaging with Russian Federation, including holding talks with Putin.

"We have got to get away from this constant effort to destroy a presidency, whoever's it is". "Say that again?" he asked when Andrea Mitchell mentioned the visit, Politico reports. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. "What his motivations are, I think is a legitimate question, one that I trust that the Special Council is investigating", former U.S. national security advisor, Susan Rice, told ABC News in an interview.

Trump clarified Tuesday that he has "full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies" and has pledged to "repel" any future Russian efforts to interference in US elections. "So President Trump had a productive set of conversations".

Investigators say Butina worked for years as a covert Russian agent attempting to "advance the interests of her home country." Some 47 percent said USA world leadership has become weaker under Trump versus 30 percent who said it's stronger. When asked about American leadership under Trump, 30 percent of respondents said it's gotten stronger, 47 percent said it's gotten weaker, 20 percent said it's remained the same and 4 percent had no opinion.

Ex-head of CIA: Trump should disclose details of conversation with Putin