"Every time I come to Africa, I have seen the dynamism of the continent and the aspirations of its people for development", Xi said. "This country elected a president that was a former businessman, and, as a result, our economy is doing well, and we spend our time trying to have productive meetings with foreign leaders", Bossert continued.
Aside from those facts, "all the rest of this speculation and smoke is meant to undermine" the president, Bossert insisted."It's domestic partisan political concern mixed with some legitimate need to throw our intelligence forces against the prevention of spying and interfering in the United States".
While interviewing Coats on stage at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday, NBC's Andrea Mitchell read a White House tweet announcing that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been invited to Washington. Either the Trump campaign did collude with the Russians to perpetrate electoral fraud, in which case President Trump has committed treason, or it did not, in which case the President is placing his personal interest in countering challenges to the legitimacy of the election over the integrity of American democracy.
Alongside the announcement, the publication tweeted a video showing the morph between the two leaders' faces, accompanied by the tagline: "Trump wanted a summit with Putin".More news: Multiple Casualties In Shooting In Toronto, Say Reports
President Donald Trump has asserted without evidence that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser Carter Page "confirm with little doubt" that intelligence agencies misled the court that approved the warrant. He threatened them with strong action, thoughtless of the consequences of shaking the foundations of G-7, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and US-UK relations.
Trump's comments led to a quick rebuke from top Republicans in Congress, as well as many Democrats, and the President later said that he misspoke during the press conference and that he holds Putin personally responsible for election interference.
Trump and Coats appeared to be at odds in the aftermath of the President's meeting with Putin at the beginning of the week. "I think that would be the intelligent way to proceed". "So if he keeps acting tough ... we'll forgive some of his - some of his comments". While he could not recall details, Fischer said the conversation involved "the state of the Russian economy" and Torshin's new role as deputy central bank governor.
Fifty-six percent disapprove of Trump expressing doubts about U.S. intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russian Federation tried to influence the 2016 election. As I said, it was not a good moment, but it was what it was.More news: Google fined a record $5B for breaking European Union antitrust laws
"The great mystery is why the president has not spoken up for our country and we saw that most clearly in this recent meeting with Putin", she said.
"They've got a lot of nuclear weapons, and so we do need to interact with them".
Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election, said "It's fair to say it was a broad and unfortunately successful attack on our electoral system". "At the end of the day, I am never going to side with Vladimir Putin".More news: Former Intelligence Chiefs Condemn Trump’s Conference With Putin