How will the Trump-Putin summit affect USA policy overseas?

How will the Trump-Putin summit affect USA policy overseas?

How will the Trump-Putin summit affect USA policy overseas?

The White House has faced an uproar over several issues from the summit, including Trump's failure to confront Putin over Russian meddling in the 2016 election and Putin's proposal that Russian authorities be allowed to question USA citizens.

"My people came to me - [U.S. Director of National Intelligence] Dan Coats came to me and some others - and they said they think it's Russian Federation". He said they discussed counterterrorism, Israel's security, nuclear proliferation, cyber attacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace and North Korea.

Following the meeting, Trump faced wide criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for not directly condemning Putin for trying to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", Trump said.

Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, expressed hope Thursday that "the verbal agreements between Putin and Trump will be fulfilled".

The Russian leader praised Trump's mediation efforts in North Korea, but slammed his decision to pull out of the worldwide accord curbing Iran's nuclear activities.

During the same press conference, Trump praised Putin's "incredible offer" of a deal to swap interrogations. He also reiterated denials of Russian involvement in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has reluctantly returned to the news spotlight amidst the fallout from the Helsinki summit
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"Say that again?" Coats asked the interviewer.

However, the United States president seemed unfazed by the criticism.

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 US central bank. In that statement, Coats restated the US intelligence assessment about Russian meddling and Moscow's "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy". "I think the overall goal is to sow discord and to get us all to fight against each other rather than understand who the enemy is". Trump said. The idea landed with a thud among officials back in the U.S.

Media captionTrump says he "misspoke" at Putin summit, but is it too late? The announcement has stirred speculation of a possible address by Putin to a joint meeting of Congress, an honor that is sometimes - but not always - accorded to foreign leaders on state visits to the United States.

During the news conference, Trump appeared to accept Putin's denial over the conclusion made by the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation had interfered in the 2016 United States election - a comment that he later walked back.

"President Trump was very clear we're not going to force Americans to go to Russia to be interrogated by the Russians", he said.

The White House had to come out and issue another clarification, insisting it would not be happening. -Russian relations are "in some ways worse than during the Cold War" but that his meeting with Trump on Monday allowed them to start on "the path to positive change". Angered by a federal Russian Federation probe that is also examining whether Trump's election campaign worked with Moscow, Trump has long denied any collusion and has denounced the investigation as a witch hunt.

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