Kimmel rips Trump's 'clarification ceremony' about Russian Federation meddling comments

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After Donald Trump's freaky "summit" meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, it wasn't only United States and Europan media who were left wondering if Trump was somehow being controlled by Putin - the Russian government's own state-run television network ran programming on which commentators were stunned by Trump's performance at a press conference following a private meeting with Putin, according to Julia Davis, an expert on Russian media who regularly views and translates Russian state TV broadcasts.

"My people came to me", he said in Helsinki on Monday.

At the joint press conference following Mr Trump and Mr Putin's two-hour closed-door meeting in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, Lemire bluntly asked the United States president whether he believed the Russian dictator over his own USA intelligence officials.

"I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server".

That was not all.

But while Trump expressed his 'full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies, ' he insisted that 'Russia's actions had no impact at all on the outcome of the election'.

Throughout his presidency, Trump has dismissed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into election meddling and collusion with his administration as a "witch hunt".

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On Monday, Trump sparked backlash from both Democrats and Republicans after he sided with Putin rather than his own intelligence services on whether Russian Federation had meddled in the campaign. But as the president arrived back to the USA, that feeling soon turned to anger, according to a Republican source close to the White House.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said Americans had "never seen a president of the United States support an American adversary the way" Trump did at the conference.

A day later, he attempted to explain it all away by blaming his grammar, the equivalent of putting some white ink on the answer paper and scribbling in the right word at the last minute.

"I beat Hillary Clinton easily and frankly we beat her.We won that race and it's a shame that there can be even a little bit of a cloud over it", he said.

After the Trump-Putin joint appearance, House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a prepared statement, that "there is no question that Russian Federation interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world".

"Just standing and selling your country downriver on foreign soil in front of your adversary - there's no precedent for such disgraceful and irrational behavior", Brinkley said.

Is this how the Western order falls, with a double negative?

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On Tuesday, Schumer said Trump's clarification was "too late and in the wrong place".

The president met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Finland Monday amid growing tensions between the two countries, specifically over interference in the 2016 election. They seemed aimed at sending a clear message both to Trump and the Europeans. The old alliances may still exist on paper, but no one can be sure that an attack on one will be treated as an attack on all, which is the idea that underpins North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Western order.

Trump undermines long-held tenets of United States foreign policy, admires autocrats, admonishes allies and ignores intelligence.

This might make sense.

Mr Trump responded by talking about what he called a missing Democratic National Committee server. One officials said Trump spent the weekend "growling" about the possibility that they would hurt him politically, while another said he was in favor of the release because he wanted to discuss the matter with Putin privately. I think that's an incredible offer. OK?

But some of Trump's closest advisers, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, held a different view, according to Bloomberg.

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