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Majority think Russia will interfere in November midterm elections”

National security adviser John Bolton said in a statement that Trump believed his next meeting with Putin should take place "after the Russian Federation witch hunt is over", a reference to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

On Tuesday, Maddow gave the story new life and insisted the White House intentionally edited out the exchange.

During his public appearances with Putin in Helsinki, Trump suggested he believed the Russian president's denial that his intelligence officers interfered with the USA election.

President Donald Trump, a week after downplaying Russian interference in USA elections, said Tuesday he is "very concerned" that Russia will look to impact the 2018 midterm elections and said he believes Moscow will look to boost Democrats this time.

In a statement released by the State Department, Mr Pompeo said the USA would hold to its long-standing principle of refusing to recognise Kremlin claims of sovereignty over territory seized by force, in violation of global law.

In his testimony, Pompeo faced often-contentious questioning from senators demanding information about what Trump discussed with Putin while they were alone for almost two hours with only translators present.

Instead, Putin appeared dominant while Trump was deemed by US critics as overly friendly to Russian Federation and possibly even treasonous when he gave credence to Putin's denials of meddling in the 2016 election despite USA intelligence findings to the contrary.

"There are all kinds of concerns about the relationship between Putin and Trump".

Ushakov told journalists in Moscow that no preparations were underway for a meeting in Washington and there were "other options that our leaders could consider", such as the late November meeting of the Group of 20 in Argentina or another global event that both would attend.

Trump Claims Russians Will Interfere in 2018 — to Help Democrats

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee and Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo of Idaho, both Republicans, said in a joint statement that they were "eager to continue the important work being done by our committees to push back on Russian Federation".

Russia's political and business leaders were quick to chalk up last week's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as a victory for Vladimir Putin.

A pair of senior senators are prepping bipartisan legislation that would ramp up USA pressure on Russian Federation, including bolstering sanctions on Moscow.

On July 16 in Helsinki, Putin said he had wanted Trump in the White House because he thought US-Russia ties would benefit.

In addition to placing sectoral sanctions on Russia's cyber actors, the legislation would further require the Senate to sign off on any USA exit from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, amid bipartisan criticism of President Donald Trump's commitment to the transatlantic alliance.

Washington accused Putin of orchestrating a takeover of the Crimean peninsula in early 2014, when Russian military forces occupied government buildings. What Trump does not say, however, is that he has personally opposed almost all of these measures.

In the White House's transcript, the first part of Mason's question appears to have been omitted, while another version of the transcript features his full question. He said The Post's transcript, which he said came from Bloomberg Government, initially had the same omission.

Sometimes - as in Helsinki with Putin - Trump says he doesn't believe the Russians attacked the election.



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