'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate USA ambassador

  • 'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate USA ambassador

'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate USA ambassador

"News flash, Mr President: The world is laughing at you".

'The Fake News Media is going insane! Protection of Israel. He feels good about that, I feel good about that, very good about that. "You just have to push back on insane stuff like that".

He did not specific any particular news story or report.

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The two leaders floated the possibility of allowing Russian officials to interview 11 Americans, in exchange for special counsel Robert Mueller to interview 12 Russians indicted for meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election. "I wish them well".

"He is now ending his career by showing himself to be the most biased, bigoted, over the top, hyperbolic, sort of unhinged director of the Central Intelligence Agency we have ever had".

"My people came to me - Dan Coats came to me, some others - they said they think it's Russia", Trump said, referring to the director of national intelligence and the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki.

The president and his staff have attempted to walk back and clarify his comments numerous times since his return to the White House Monday evening.

"It's sort of a double negative", Trump said. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Chris Coons, D-Del., will try to force a vote Thursday on a resolution backing the intelligence community's findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election and must be held accountable.

The latest gambit, on which the prosecutor general's office in Moscow elaborated Tuesday, would have Russian investigators attend interviews with a host of alleged Browder associates, including current and former State Department officials, a congressional aide and Michael McFaul, a former USA ambassador to Russia.

When Carlson asked, "Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack", Trump responded: "I understand what you're saying".

"There was some conversation about it, but there wasn't a commitment made on behalf of the United States".

"This was back in 1980, and I thought back to a previous election where I voted, and I voted for the Communist Party candidate", he said. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, one of the President's biggest supporters, called him out on Twitter. Didn't get very much play relatively speaking. The Fake News wants no part of that narrative! They occur at such a rapid, head-spinning pace that it's hard to keep up even if you want to.

In the interview, Trump cited both countries fighting on the same side in World War II. "The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russian Federation is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past".

Speaking later Wednesday, Sanders told reporters that Trump was saying no to answering questions, not to whether Russian Federation is still targeting the U.S. She said the administration is working to make sure Russian Federation doesn't meddle in the 2018 midterm elections.

'Yeah and I've said that before, Jeff.

"I have not spoken to him", Ryan said.

"It's imperative we get to the bottom of what is going on so we can be prepared to protect ourselves in advance of the 2018 elections", Graham said.

'Well certainly in the past it's been bad.