Trump says looking forward to second meeting with Putin

Marsha Scott
July 20, 2018

Director of national intelligence Dan Coats, after learning on stage at an Aspen security conference that the president had invited the Russian president to a return summit in the American capital, offered a warning.

Asked what he tells his employees in the intelligence community when the president appears to question their work, Coats said "We are professionals, we are here to provide professional service to our government". "Did I hear that?"

The president addressed coverage of the summit in a tweet early Thursday. "I have President Putin; he just said it's not Russia", Trump told reporters at the conference.

She continued: "Why should this president have any credibility to Americans in what he says if, in fact, 24 hours later - or in this case three hours later - the White House comes out and says, 'just kidding?'"

In Moscow, Putin said the summit " was successful overall and led to some useful agreements" without elaborating on the agreements.

She denounced the liberal media's "faux outrage" over President Trump's "misspoken" remarks at the Russian Federation summit, as well as its calls for intel officials to resign. There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems...but they can ALL be solved!

When ABC News reporter Cecilia Vega asked the President on Wednesday, "Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?"

"That's not my role".

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A Defense Department spokesman told me "we don't now have anything" when asked about Russian Maj. "And there's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia", Trump said before the Cabinet meeting, adding that Putin "understands it and he's not happy about it". 'The sentence should have been "I dont see any reason why it wouldn't be Russian Federation"'.

I mean, that really sums up where the national intelligence director and the president stand right now. "But know that it will to the best extent be unvarnished, non-politicized, and the best our incredible intelligence community can produce'". A recent poll from NBC News/SurveyMonkey found that 68 percent viewed Russian Federation as an enemy of the United States, up nine percent from one year ago.

"Actually, I'm interpreting what the president was saying".

"It is very clear that virtually nothing happens there of any significance that Vladimir Putin doesn't know about or hasn't ordered".

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump accused the "fake news media" of pushing United States confrontation with Russian Federation, adding "they ... hate the fact that I'll probably have a good relationship with Putin". It has remained unclear, however, what the president is seeking to accomplish from his negotiations with his Russian counterpart.

Earlier on Thursday, both Trump and Putin blamed forces within the United States for marring what they called the success of their first summit, with Trump saying he looked forward to their second meeting.

National Security Adviser John Bolton has suggested that North Korea could denuclearize in a year.

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