And the scripted cleanup pertained only to the least defensible of his comments.
Yet Trump also suggested that "other people" could have meddled in the 2016 election, and was adamant that the Russian interference did not impact the outcome of the race.
"So, certainly as the leader of a country, you would have to hold him responsible, yes".
His NATO-UK-Putin trip was dominated by the president himself slamming American allies, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May, while also reportedly threatening that the USA would distance itself from the alliance if NATO members didn't spend more on defense.
But while the U.S. leader 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". And then, because he apparently couldn't help himself, "Could be other people also. A lot of people out there".
Moments earlier, McConnell felt the need to reassure America's allies in Europe with whom Trump clashed during his frenzied trip last week. Lindsey Graham, a confidant of Trump's, said on Twitter that there was "A BIG discrepancy between President Trump's statement and DNI Coates' warning", and expressed disagreement with Trump, saying, "My personal view: the Russians are at (it) again".
After his about turn on Tuesday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused Trump of cowardice, saying it's "twenty-four hours too late, and in the wrong place".
Hundreds of activists, led by attorney Michael Avenatti and actress Alyssa Milano, staged a protest near the White House after the President's comments.
Sanders said Trump and Putin made clear that they discussed election meddling. "But I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be". Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told reporters on Capitol Hill. They did interfere in our elections. "It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!" Pompeo is to publicly testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on July 25.
The US intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the last US presidential election.
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A day after his stunning about-face admission that Russian Federation meddled in USA elections, Trump declared that those criticizing his press conference with Putin were suffering from "Trump Derangement Syndrome". Jeff Flake's proposal as a resolution and not a bill.
Senators had floated a similar idea earlier, but The No. 2 Republican, Sen.
This was his first Cabinet meeting after his return from a week-long European trip at the end of which he had a summit meeting Putin in Helsinki.
Trump's summit with Putin came after a June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that produced a joint statement committing the sides to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. But I'm telling you today, I trust USA intelligence.
But Texas Republican John Cornyn said the Senate should focus on "additional sanctions instead of just some messaging exercise".
"Putin has been harassing me for a long time", McFaul, who was ambassador to Russian Federation under former President Barack Obama, said on Twitter on Wednesday. That's the part he corrected on Tuesday.
Mr. Trump was referring to the server belonging to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), as he has long criticized the Democrats for not handing over their server to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after they were hacked.
Trump's explanation that he misspoke was welcomed by some GOP lawmakers eager to move the party past one of the most controversial events of Trump's presidency.
"We're doing everything in our power to prevent Russian interference in 2018", the President said.
His remarks, siding with a foe on foreign soil over his own government, was a stark illustration of Trump's willingness to upend decades of US foreign policy and rattle Western allies in service of his political concerns.