Her solutions included "partnership", "counter-messaging", and finding a "different way to communicate their message across in a non-violent way". "We also assess Putin and the Russian Government aspired to help President-elect Trump's election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton and publicly contrasting her unfavorably to him".
"I would like to clarify, in a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't.' The sentence should have been: 'I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia, '" Trump told reporters Tuesday. The intelligence committee also suspected Russian agents were funneling money through the NRA, Schiff continued, leading members to suggest questioning Butina.
"We've got to be prepared", she added. "We'd rather not know".it was very clear that anything that might tarnish the NRA, they didn't want to hear".
At one point, the rhetorical zigzags left one senator lamenting a "walk-back of the walk-back" that was, she said, "dizzying".
Nielsen said that America would be foolish to think that the Russians are not still targeting the US and that it should be "absolutely prepared to assume that they will try to interfere in all 50 states".
Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion and concern in the US about what the two presidents agreed behind closed doors.
News of Trump's invitation to Putin appeared to catch even the president's top intelligence official by surprise. The secretary's denial came a day after Sanders, the White House press secretary, indicated that no final decision had been made. "If she can't state unequivocally that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are a threat to the American people, we must question her judgment", he said. "He has been an incredible President, and I look forward to another two years and a second term".
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Friday that Trump had asked his National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Putin to Washington in the fall and that discussions were already under way.
The president's comments prompted top intelligence officials in his administration, as well as fellow Republican leaders in Congress, to reaffirm the findings that Russian Federation had tried to influence American voters. "OK", Coats said to laughter.
On Thursday, Trump said he was "not happy" that the Federal Reserve was raising interest rates, breaking with long-standing tradition at the White House of avoiding any influence on the USA central bank. "That is troubling to the American people, and Trump just happens to be brutally honest and he tells it the way he sees it". With confusion still swirling around what the two men discussed behind closed doors in Helsinki earlier this week, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said it's important to "deal with the results" of their first summit before jumping too fast into a new one.