At the same time, & as I have often said, getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing.
And there is reportedly no record of his one-on-one, two-hour discussion with Mr Putin in Helsinki a year ago.
"I have concluded that the Treasury Department's proposal is flawed and fails to sufficiently limit Oleg Deripaska's control and influence of these companies, and the Senate should move to block this misguided effort by the Trump Administration and keep these sanctions in place", the New York Democrat said in a statement. The report cited unnamed current and former US officials.
The senator's remarks come just days after the New York Times revealed in a report that the Federal Bureau of Investigation opened a secret inquiry into whether Trump was working for the Kremlin after he fired the agency's former director James Comey in 2017.
Trump was responding to a Washington Post report, which said he went to great lengths to hide details of his discussions with Putin. There has been a confusing and sometimes even alarming tendency on the part of President Trump to complement President Putin and to do things like his abrupt announcement of a withdrawal from Syria that led his own secretary of defense to resign, that has led many of us to question his closeness to and his affinity for President Putin.
The FBI investigation was subsequently folded into the broader probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and possible collaboration by the Trump campaign.
White House aides expressed regret that the president did not more clearly and forcefully deny being a Russian agent when asked by the usually friendly Fox News host, according to three White House aides and Republicans close to the White House.
"I would, I don't care", the president told Pirro.
In Helsinki, the two presidents spoke behind closed doors for two hours with only their interpreters present.
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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., defended the president, who he said was "burned earlier by leaks of other private conversations".
The House Republican would not further describe the contents of the Baker transcript but said it was clear, based on his direct questioning of Baker, that in May 2017 "FBI senior leadership could not accept Comey was sacked for cause and the president had the constitutional authority to terminate Comey". "I do it with all countries".
"Anybody could have listened to that meeting", he said.
What did the Washington Post report?
"It's so ridiculous. These people make it up", Mr. Trump said, providing no evidence.
The president had nothing new to offer on the government shutdown or border wall dispute, as the Democrats have not been "acting responsibly", he said.
"It's our responsibility to try to find out, in the best interest of the country, what really has gone on with Putin and Trump", Engel told NPR's Sarah McCammon Sunday on All Things Considered.
" I would hate to see it", he said.
Republican lawmakers generally defended the president, saying he had been tougher on Russian Federation than his Democratic predecessor Barack Obama, but some had questions. "I have seen evidence of collusion between Democrats and Russian Federation with the Steele dossier".
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