Democrats want Trump interpreter summoned to testify about his secretive Putin summit

White House  YouTubeHallie Jackson NBC News’ chief White House correspondent asks a question during Wednesday’s press briefing

White House YouTubeHallie Jackson NBC News’ chief White House correspondent asks a question during Wednesday’s press briefing

Lisa Murkowski, who demanded a more forceful response from Trump.

Trump made stronger remarks in an interview later Wednesday with CBS News anchor Jeff Glor, saying he holds Putin personally responsible for Russian interference in US elections. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin's "incredible offer" of shared U.S. -Russia investigations was no good after all.

US President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House, January 28, 2017.

"The President said, 'Thank you very much, ' and said no to answering questions".

White House close to refusing interview with Russian Federation investigation
Stephanopoulos said he asked Cohen repeatedly if he was considering cooperating with prosecutors in their investigation. Cohen, who hasn't been charged, wouldn't say if he would cooperate with prosecutors in the probe.

Trump said he accepted the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation had meddled in the election, and offered a rambling explanation of his assertion that he could not see "any reason" why Russian Federation would interfere. "He ought to look at the intelligence", Burr said of Trump. He restated the USA intelligence assessment about Russian meddling and Moscow's "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy". "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". "I am very relieved". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Wednesday. "And I think I can speak as well for all of us to say, and I include Jim Comey in this, the only reason we've spoken out about all this is our genuine concerns about this President and this Presidency and its assaulting values and institutions and standards of this country which collectively we've spent decades defending". Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen that the reporter commented would impose sanctions on Russian Federation in the event of meddling in the 2018 midterm or future elections. It is why I believe we are at a critical point. If you're strong, we're going to galvanize people around you and you're going to win in November. "Because no matter what's going on with all the noise, the debate, the stuff on the news every day, we're going to have an election very soon and we need to act quickly to put in place penalties to discourage another attack".

Schumer called on his Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership team to "immediately request a hearing with Secretary of State Pompeo and the rest of the President's national security team from Helsinki so we can find out what the heck happened there". "We want to see the notes", Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the second-ranking Republican in the chamber. I have President Putin. One GOP aide called any such legislation "a potential magnet" for amendments that could create problems for the bill given its subject matter.

HORSLEY: It sounds like sort of typical Trumpian hyperbole, but some analysts I've talked with say it's not without foundation.

"If the bill is going to get to the floor and then becomes a vehicle for all kinds of amendments that are unrelated to the core of the bill, than it's going to eat up all this floor time and it's going to be hard for us to get a vote on it", Rubio said. He said he inadvertently used the wrong word when he discussed his position about Russian interference in the 2016 elections. "I can only say that I do have confidence in our intelligence agencies as now constituted". All three have been vociferous critics of the president - after the president's press conference in Helsinki, Brennan said Mr. Trump's performance was "nothing short of treasonous".

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