Trump and Putin touched on issues that included tensions on the Korean peninsula and the situation in Syria during their summit, Putin said.
Senator Ben Sasse called it "bizarre" and "flat-out wrong" for Trump to suggest that both the U.S. and Russian Federation are to blame for deteriorated relations.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday said he and US President Donald Trump agreed on securing Israel's border with Syria, in accordance with the 1974 disengagement of forces deal following the Yom Kippur War.
The Russian leader offered to interrogate the indicted Russian officials with Mueller's staff present, but only if the USA interrogates American law enforcement and intelligence officials with Russians present about their "illegal actions" in Russia.
USA intelligence agencies believe Putin ordered hackers and propagandists to intervene in the 2016 election to help Trump win, but the United States leader appeared to side with the Russian.
"Negotiations with Trump took place in an open and constructive atmosphere, I find them rather successful and useful", Putin added. After Mr Trump concluded his remarks, American reporters shouted several questions about whether he would bring up election meddling during his discussions with Mr Putin. The two exchanged a brief "thank you" after Putin wrapped up his remarks.
Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican and frequent critic of the president, also weighed in, criticizing an earlier Trump tweet that blamed poor relations between the U.S. and Russian Federation on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. "There's mutual respect but it's competitive, " Civiello said.
N. Korea, US hold talks on war dead repatriation
USA and North Korean officials were supposed to meet at the DMZ for negotiations Thursday, but the North Koreans never showed. The Pentagon has said North Korean officials have indicated in the past they have the remains of as many as 200 US troops.
Conservative MP calls for a second Brexit referendum
Brexit supporters had targeted the government's customs legislation, hoping to toughen up her plans to leave the EU. Some MPs are planning to vote for amendments that would tie Britain to a permanent customs union with the EU.
Rain sticks around in Central Georgia
Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 87, and the rain is expected to continue through the evening. The next rain and storms chance is very slim with an isolated possibility on Sunday mainly in the afternoon.
Asked if he believed USA intelligence agencies, which concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election to help him defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, he said he was not convinced.
Instead, it sent around word of Trump's interview remarks after Sen. Both edged closer while seated in their chairs, briefly reaching over to clasp each other's right hand.
Putin appeared to smirk as Trump ignored shouted questions about whether he would warn the Russian leader against meddling in the 2018 midterm elections.
The Russian foreign ministry responded, first by liking Mr Trump's tweet and then replying: "We agree".
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Trump's performance would send a message of "weakness" to Moscow. He tossed the ball to his wife Melania, seated in the front row.
"I was an intelligence officer myself and know how these dossiers are put together", said Putin.
Putin praised cooperation between Russian and United States security services, adding that he favoured continued cooperation in "the fight against terror and ensuring cyber security".
Despite that, Obama said their conversations were often "very productive". "He's got that kind of slouch, " Obama said of Putin, "looking like the bored kid at the back of the classroom".