Jul 20 2018
On Wednesday, Donald Trump said "it's true" that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US Presidential Election and that he would hold Mr Putin responsible. He said he had mis-spoken when he appeared to side with Putin, who denies any state-sanctioned interference, over his own agencies.
The invitation came as an apparent surprise to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats when he was told about it during a live interview at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado.
Coats also appeared to be caught by surprise on a major White House announcement: that Trump had invited Putin to visit Washington in the fall - the first such visit in almost 13 years.
"OK", he continued, pausing for a deep breath. "The president had said going into this that we wouldn't solve all the world's problems in one meeting, in one conversation with the Russian government but we think it's a pretty good place to start".
What happened at Monday's one-on-one between Trump and Putin with only interpreters present remained a mystery, even to top officials and US lawmakers who said they had not been briefed.
Coats acknowledged he has no idea what was said in Trump's one-on-one meeting with Putin, accompanied only by translators.
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Trump admin wants more time to reunite migrant children with their families
The process takes about a week, he said in the declaration, though it can take longer to complete verification. Ordinarily, the Office of Refugee Resettlement only uses DNA testing as a "last resort", White said.
"The warning signs are there", he said. "The system is blinking. It is why I believe we are at a critical point".
"He does believe that they [Russia] would target U.S. elections again. But that is the president's prerogative", Mr Coats added.
He defended the decision to charge foreign nationals who are unlikely to be deported to the US. While they aren't necessarily expecting this to lead to war, they are determined to see it not lead to peace.
The White House continued to fuel the week-long fire when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee announced on Wednesday that Trump was considering a widely-panned request from Russian Federation. The cover was in reference to the political attacks launched by the White House on Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Among those Russian Federation was seeking to question was former United States ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul.
In an interview with CNBC television, Trump said "getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia's a positive, not a negative".
Coats, whose office briefs Trump nearly daily on the most classified information on security threats to the United States, made clear that he did not agree with the president's decision to meet with Putin one-on-one, with only translators by their sides. "I call on President Trump to say once and for all, not through his spokespeople, that the lopsided, disgraceful trade he called an "incredible offer" is off the table". He previously worked in the Canberra press gallery and recently finished a Masters of Journalism at Columbia University in NY.
Jul 20 2018
Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready
Jorginho played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and Chelsea's new head coach was keen to be reunited with him at Stamford Bridge.
Jul 18 2018
Strong, severe thunderstorms expected Tuesday afternoon
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Jul 18 2018
Trump unfazed by GOP criticism, says Putin meeting was great
Chuck Hagel, a former senator and defense secretary, said that Trump "failed America" in the press conference. Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial that Russian Federation meddled in the USA election.
Jul 17 2018
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown season 3
Olivia replaces the utterly brilliant Claire Foy as Lizzie, a role which bagged her a Golden Globe for the Netflix series in 2017. But as for what we do know: today, Netflix released the first image of Colman as Her Majesty, and it is pretty much ideal .
Jul 16 2018
A World Cup final to decide the Ballon d'Or?
It really didn't matter in the end that the Chelsea forward wasn't able to find the goal as France won the World Cup anyway. The result [of the match] will show if we did everything right....
Jul 15 2018
De Bruyne & Kompany shine as Belgium finish third
Belgium , meanwhile, have kept largely with their strongest team as manager Roberto Martinez aims to end the tournament on a high. Beating Belgium on Saturday would give England their best World Cup finish since then, surpassing fourth place in Italy in 1990.
Jul 14 2018
Nishikori predicts Wimbledon 'war' with Djokovic
I'm sure he's in good shape again. "You're saying in the point if I toss my racket like this I'm ruining the court?" Open in 2014, where he reached the final in his best ever performance at a Grand Slam.
Jul 14 2018
Anderson has his work cut out against Isner in Wimbledon semifinal
The length of the first semifinal means that Djokovic's matchup with Nadal will be played under the lights on Centre Court. It will be the second Grand Slam final for Anderson, who reached the final of the US Open past year to Rafael Nadal .
Jul 13 2018
Trump tweets 'very nice' letter from North Korea's Kim
During an official visit to Britain, Trump posted images of the Korean-language letter from Kim and its English translation. President ", ( five times) and describes the June 12 meeting of the two leaders as " the start of a meaningful journey ".
Jul 08 2018
Iran says Trump 'destabilising' oil market
Opec, together with a group of non-Opec producers led by Russian Federation , reduced output in 2017 to prop up the market. Trump late on Wednesday accused the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of driving up fuel prices.
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