Particular interest has focused on the conversation in the wake of Trump's ill-received press conference in Finland, when he suggested that he believed Putin's denial of Russian interference in the 2016 election rather than the findings of US intelligence agencies. Coats has said "If he had asked me how that ought to be conducted, I would have suggested a different way, but that's not my role... It's certainly better than the impression that had been left after Helsinki".
"So President Obama knew about Russian Federation before the Election", Trump tweeted. "It was President Obama who led the United States and our European allies to impose very strong sanctions on Russian Federation for its annexation of Crimea and its invasion of Ukraine", she said.
Trump explained, of course, that the summit was in the true tradition of United States diplomacy, which made strenuous efforts for peace and reconciliation all through history.
That missive came after a week of walk backs and bipartisan criticism over his handling of last week's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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"I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself", he added. "The Democrats want to try to find that one drop of blood in the water so that they can focus on Russian Federation, their favorite subject".
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Barletta also sounded different than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who said "the European countries are our friends, and the Russians are not" following a trip in which Trump also harshly criticized traditional allies at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit over what Trump called "delinquent" defense spending. Released online Saturday under the Freedom of Information Act, the documents note the political ties to Steele's work but said it still believed some of his report to be "credible". "And the fact that Dan Coats doesn't [know] is no failing on Dan Coats" part", the congressman said, referring to Trump's director of national intelligence, who said Thursday he didn't "know what happened" in the one-on-one meeting between Trump and Putin.
Trump tweeted Sunday on the documents: "As usual they are ridiculously heavily redacted but confirm with little doubt that the Department of "Justice" and Federal Bureau of Investigation misled the courts".
In Aspen, Coats defended his decision to reaffirm the intelligence agencies' findings.
"You didn't collude with the Russians, or at least I haven't seen any evidence, but Mr. President, they meddled in the elections". "Their assessment of 2016 is accurate". "It's President Trump who has suggested that Crimea belongs properly to Russian Federation and that he'd be prepared to consider some accommodation for Russian Federation vis-a-vis Ukraine", Rice said.
After subsequently giving a couple of interviews in which he deferred to Putin's denials of election interference, he suddenly realized that he had misspoken one word back in Finland.