Republican Senator John McCain said Trump's seeming acceptance of Putin's denial was a historical "low point" for the USA presidency and the Helsinki summit between the two leaders a "tragic mistake".
"Strength is the one language for which Vladimir Putin needs no interpreter", Cotton said.
"As our intelligence agencies have informed us, Russian Federation tried to interfere in our elections and the elections of our allies across the globe".
On Monday, the top two Democrats in Congress suggested that Trump's performance during the joint news conference was a sign that Russian Federation does indeed have damaging information on the United States leader.
Mutual admiration society: While Putin is not given to venting his emotions much, he does make an exception for Trump, calling him a thoughtful man who knows how to listen.
Democratic California Representative Jimmy Gomez charged: "To side with Putin over U.S. intelligence is disgusting; to fail to defend the United States is on the verge of treason".
An understandable mix-up, Trump insisted, caused by his having said onstage next to Vladimir Putin that he did not see any reason why it WOULD be Russian Federation who had tampered in the US election, when he had meant to say he did not see any reason why it "WOULDN'T be Russian Federation". Sort of. He said, "I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people", and then said, "As the world's two largest nuclear powers, we must get along!" "He just said it's not Russian Federation".
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The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can not compel Russian Federation to hand over citizens. The demonstrations were peaceful and crossed political party lines to protest against both Trump and Putin.
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"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 I wouldn't or why it wouldn't be Russian Federation".
It was a remarkable break with United States intelligence officials and the Justice Department and, just as alarming for some, Mr Trump also put the two countries on the same footing when casting blame for their strained relations. "I think that's an incredible offer".
James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Tuesday that Americans should vote for Democrats in the midterm election because Congress has failed to reign in President Donald Trump. We won't let the president say otherwise, but we're facing a question: "Where do we go from here?"
He also spoke for equality, saying that "I would have thought we had figured that out by now". "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security".
Comey's tweets came just over a month after U.S. Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued a report saying Comey deviated from the FBI's standard practices when he investigated Clinton's use of a private email server.
His pliable manner at the summit with Russia was a contrast to the combativeness he had displayed towards North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies last week, and Mr Ryan felt the need to issue reassurance that the USA "stands by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and all countries facing Russian aggression".
"Seriously, Trump gushes over Putin like a flustered 12-year-old who just met Mickey at Disneyland", the "Late Night" host said.