Coats, in his statement, said, "I and the entire intel community are committed to providing the best possible intelligence to inform and support President Trump's ongoing efforts to prevent Russian meddling in our upcoming elections, to build strong relationships internationally in order to maintain peace, denuclearize unsafe regimes and protect our nation and our allies". Coats seemed to be completely oblivious to the announcement, as he asked the anchor to "say that again" before adding "OK".
"The great mystery is why the president has not spoken up for our country", Clinton said at OZY Fest in NY on Saturday. "And we saw that most clearly in this recent meeting with Putin".
While the White House has said Mr. Trump could sit down with Putin once again this fall, Graham cautioned the president, saying that there needs to be a new set of strict sanctions imposed on Russian Federation before any meeting.
Trump decided Thursday morning to have national security adviser John Bolton schedule a second summit and officially invite Putin to visit, The Washington Post has reported. "In a key sentence in my remarks, I said the word "would" instead of "wouldn't, '" Trump told the cameras during a meeting with members of Congress in the Roosevelt Room". "They didn't agree on anything, unlike what has been reported by apparently the Russian government in a way to mislead us", Bossert added. Schiff said he agreed with Bossert "that the talks in Helsinki were productive, but they were productive for Vladimir Putin".
President Donald Trump's one-on-one meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin continues to unsettle lawmakers and foreign policy experts, who also gave the thumbs-down to a possible follow-up meeting at the White House.
The week only worse for the president, his staff, and his party after that, though it's still not clear Trump understands why, just like it's not clear how he could have possibly expected to avoid such an inevitable line of questioning in Helsinki, something his beleaguered aides surely tried to prepare him for ahead of time. "That's an asymmetric advantage for the Kremlin, because they do".
National Intelligence Director Dan Coats spoke at a security forum in Aspen on Thursday, July 19, 2018. "The failing is that the president hasn't even described to his own intelligence chief what he may have agreed to".
The US administration was reportedly angry at Mr Coats' slight to the President, with one senior White House source, stating: "Coats has gone rogue". Congressional midterm elections will take place in November. "I think that would be the intelligent way to proceed".