Trump looks forward to second summit with Putin

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"Well I would, because he's in charge of the country", he said. He blames Trump's opponents.

"The summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", he posted on Twitter.

While just one third of Americans - and eight percent of Democrats - approve of Trump's handling of the Putin summit, fully 68 percent of Republicans approve, according to the CBS poll.

Senate Republicans joined Democrats in swiftly passing a resolution, 98-0, that put the Senate on record against the questioning of American officials by a foreign government.

"I will tell you I don't know what the fuss is all about", Trump added. He just said it's not Russian Federation.

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He also tried to buck up intelligence agents who have been under attack from Trump.

"That would be the last time you ever have a foreign leader meet with a president of the United States privately", he told Politico.

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"What struck me and others as quite unusual was before we left the room, they started writing a press release about our encounter and we're trying to say that the Russian meddling - the Russian interference had no impact on the election", Clapper said.

During his presidential campaign and into his presidency, Trump has consistently said he seeks better relations with Russian Federation and Putin in particular.

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She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We simply can not go on like this". In my view, it's take this seriously or we are heading for no deal.

It was the latest about-face in a week of multiple reversals.

Putin's proposal would have enabled Special Counsel Robert Mueller's prosecutors to speak with Russians they've accused of hacking during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, in exchange for Russian investigators questioning United States officials, such as former ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul and businessman Bill Browder, who is suspected of financial misdeeds in Russia.

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.

Trump has since sought to clean up his comments, saying he "accepts" the USA intelligence findings ― though he's also walked back that stance. He mentioned London-based financier Bill Browder, a onetime investor in Russian Federation who said he exposed corruption there.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY questioned Thursday if any top administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or Defense Secretary James Mattis, were given any of the details about the meeting or informed of any military or security agreements that were made between Trump and Putin.

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Presidents historically have refrained from criticizing the Fed, which is supposedly free from political interference. China imports only $129.9 billion of United States goods, which leaves it little room for a tit-for-tat response.

Mr. Putin has also described the summit as "successful" but warned "there are forces in the United States that are prepared to casually sacrifice Russian-US relations".

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