'Helsinki has frozen over': Late night blasts Trump-Putin summit

U.S. President Donald Trump left and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a press conference after the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki Finland Monday

AP President Donald Trump left and Russian President Vladimir Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump has backtracked on comments in which he said he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin's pledge that Russia didn't meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump told reporters at the White House that he had full faith and support for US intelligence agencies and accepted their conclusion that Russian Federation meddled in the election.

Trump stunned the world on Monday by shying away from criticizing the Russian leader for Moscow's actions to undermine the election and cast doubt on US intelligence agencies, prompting calls by some USA lawmakers for tougher sanctions and other actions to punish Russia. "When asked today to choose between our own country's intelligence community and Vladimir Putin - the leader of a hostile foreign power - President Trump refused to choose, and instead blamed our own country".

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Caputo tried to blame the media for President Trump siding with Vladimir Putin during a joint press conference on Monday.

US President Donald Trump has been forced to backtrack after a media storm following his seeming defence of Russian Federation over claims of meddling in his country's presidential elections in 2016. He added, "I really think the world wants to see us get along". "It's the thing that he told me when he went in. I didn't know [Putin]" during the election, Trump said. "The president must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally".

Love spills over: Even the CIA is following their boss' footsteps, when they warned the FSB, the Russian intelligence agency, of an impending terrorist attack in St Petersburg a year ago, leading to not just the arrest of seven suspects, but also leading to Putin thank Trump publicly. San Francisco resident and Trump donor Scott Robertson wasn't fazed by the president's remarks. He was USA ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the State Department's third-ranking official under former President George W. Bush.

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She accused Trump of not defending America, saying Trump's remarks represent "a sad diminishment of our great nation". Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations panel, has floated a resolution similar to Flake's.

"Hold on. What's disappointing is you are excusing what the president said as if he were baited".

In the brightest worldwide spotlight side by side with the foreign leader he has most admired for his toughness, Donald Trump looked weak and submissive, incapable of expressing any sort of righteous indignation at even the most blatant bad behavior by Russian Federation.

They added that Trump's "cursory description" of the meeting did not assuage their concerns and "we as a nation must now wonder exactly what you discussed and may have promised to President Putin".

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