Trump calls media 'hypocrites' for saying he was too nice to Putin

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Two letters and an apostrophe.That's what it all came down to.

"This issue was discussed", he said, adding without elaborating that Putin made "concrete proposals" to Mr. Trump on solutions for the Ukraine conflict. The difference? Just two letters and an apostrophe. "If there's one lesson to be learned from Donald Trump, it's how quickly people are willing to move onto whatever comes next", Blunt added.

"The letter added, "[But] as we impose necessary and well-justified costs on Russian Federation for its malign behavior, at the same time there is a compelling need to avoid significant unintended damage to our long-term, national strategic interests".

The Senate, in a resolution adopted 98-0 by senators across the aisle, called on the U.S.to refuse to make any officials available for interrogation by Putin's government. "And then in a public conversation disavow his own intelligence agencies and in many respects disavow his own country".

There has been no word from Russian Federation about a second Trump-Putin meeting. The summit meeting at Helsinki, the capital of Finland, was chosen as a venue for the meeting.

This was the week when "would" turned into "wouldn't" and "no" meant "yes", as President Donald Trump and his top aides tried to walk back several of his comments on Russian Federation and the Federal Reserve.

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Trump has also made conflicting statementsrecently about whether he believes there are ongoing Russian threats to American elections - even walking back a statement he made during his appearance with Putin in Helsinki. He did not do so.

And while he later acknowledged in an interview with CBS News that Putin was responsible for the effort to undermine the election, he only attributed that responsibility to Putin being "in charge of the country".

However, the one-on-one discussions were fairly private with no officials being briefed on what had been said, as Trump insisted only translators could listen in. "Look at all of the things that I've done".

A Republican congressman and former Central Intelligence Agency officer, William Hurd, wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times late on Thursday entitled, "Trump is Being Manipulated by Putin".

White House officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment, Bloomberg reported. The two leaders met for more than two hours and after that, they addressed a joint press conference.

Putin and Trump also seemed to have discussed the possibility of exchanging subjects for questioning.

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It has prompted calls for the subpoenaing of the notes taken by the United States translator who was in the room at the time and even calls for her to testify before a congressional hearing.

It restated the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Moscow did extensively interfere, and continues to interfere.

The prospect sparked uproar, with United States senators voting to block the move.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary.

As he spoke, news was breaking out of Washington that Putin had been invited to the White House this fall.

Trump on Tuesday said he misspoke during the news conference.

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It has been one of the most controversial weeks of Donald Trump's presidency but has it damaged his popularity? Others in recent years include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pope Francis and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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