Trump’s Handwritten Note on Russian Collusion Statement: "THERE WAS NO COLUSION"

Lynette Rowe
July 18, 2018

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his reconciliatory tone in the Monday press conference with Putin that many have seen as a signal to publicly side with Putin in attacking us intelligence community, Trump on Tuesday tried to "clarify" his statements, saying that he has "the full faith and support for America's intelligence agencies".

Tuesday, the day after, Trump said he meant to say the word "wouldn't".

Several senators from both parties backed tougher sanctions on Russian Federation, but it was unclear if Republican congressional leaders would support such a move or what new sanctions might be crafted. "Could be other people also". A lot of people out there.

At one point, as Trump said he had "full faith" in USA intelligence agencies, the lights went out.

"As successful as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was, I think this was our most successful visit", Trump said of the Helsinki summit. A Republican aide said the panel originally asked to meet him following Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but added Russian Federation to the agenda following the president's tumultuous meeting with Putin.

With this tension, Tchantouridze says Americans should not be too anxious but he says do keep in mind that most of Russia's intercontinental ballistic missiles target the Northeast, as they see it as a seat of power for the country.

He said: "The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russia" instead of 'why it would'.

He also said he accepts the conclusion by USA intelligence officials that Moscow interfered in the election, which saw Trump defeat Democrat rival Hillary Clinton. Cuomo said one thing he knows for sure is that "you've got Republicans, you've got Democrats, and right now, they're on the same page, and if they move together, they will wind up in a better place". "There was nobody to collude with".

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was also reportedly angered by Trump's press conference and believed it would add fuel to special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russian Federation probe.

"There was no collusion at all". "That will go to my son Barron, we have no question in fact, Melania, here you go", the president said, before bouncing the ball to his wife and US First Lady sat in the front row.

Shortly after refusing to condemn Putin and back the US intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation had interfered with the 2016 US Presidential election, Trump was met with a wave of criticism from both parties.

"We're doing everything in our power to prevent Russian interference in 2018", the president said.

Former president Barack Obama appeared to allude to his successor in a speech in South Africa on Tuesday, blasting "strongman politics" - without naming Trump.

"It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected - immediately", he tweeted as Trump headed home.

Flake said Congress needs to also find out if additional sanctions on Russia are appropriate, and also ensure the Russian nationals indicted in Mueller's investigation are brought to justice. A USA president who thinks a bit of white-ink and rewording can alter a press conference that some thought was treasonous and a Russian president whose response to whether he has kompromat is, 'I probably don't have compromising material on every American businessman who comes here.' What could possibly go wrong?

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