Published: Mon, July 23, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Gowdy: Trump Advisers Should Weigh Quitting If He Doesn't Heed Russia Intel

Gowdy: Trump Advisers Should Weigh Quitting If He Doesn't Heed Russia Intel

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Sunday harshly criticized President Donald Trump for his back-and-forth statements on whether or not he sides with the USA intelligence community's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election or Russian President Vladimir Putin, who denied the allegations again last week. "There is simply no other way to explain why he would side with this Kremlin, former KGB officer, rather than his own intelligence agencies".

Trump later clarified those remarks.

A former national security adviser to President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's "national security team needs to know everything" about the lengthy one-on-one meeting he had with Vladimir Putin, calling the meeting a "historic mistake" and saying it would have been for any US president.

"I think that's a legitimate question", she said, adding that it has been "reinforced" by "that tragic display by sycophancy in Helsinki where the president called into question yet again, standing next to Vladimir Putin - a dictator - the integrity of our intelligence community", she said. McCain who is battling brain cancer reacted to Trump's Helsinki performance saying it was, "One of the most disgraceful performances by an American President in memory".

Putin acknowledged in Helsinki that he had wanted Trump to win the 2016 election, but again denied any interference had taken place - a denial that Trump seemed to accept, over unanimous USA intelligence findings to the contrary. The New York Times later reported, and the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confirmed to CNN, that Trump was briefed on specific United States intelligence indicating that Putin personally ordered the 2016 Russian influence campaign. When asked about what came out of the summit, Bossert said, "President Trump had a productive set of conversations".

"The president either needs to rely on the people that he has chosen to advise him, or those advisers need to re-evaluate whether or not they can serve in this administration", Gowdy said on Fox News Sunday, referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Mr. Coats has been under scrutiny since he said he wished Mr. Trump had not met one-on-one with Mr. Putin and expressed dismay that he had publicly undermined US intelligence agencies.

While some prominent Republicans in Congress this week pushed back on Trump or criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin, not Barletta. Of those surveyed, 40% think that Trump went too far in his support, 15% said he didn't go far enough, and 35% found the support for Putin was about right. "What his motivations are, I think is a legitimate question, one that I trust that the Special Council is investigating", former USA national security advisor, Susan Rice, told ABC News in an interview. A clearly surprised Coats, who had not been told of the invitation, laughed and said, "That's going to be special".

Schiff's comments as controversy continues to swirl over Trump's unwilling to denounce Russian election meddling to Putin's face, something that Trump threw flames on Sunday night when he sent out a tweet declaring Russia's meddling "a hoax." .

"He offered for - or he seemed to be willing to consider an offer to hand over our ambassador to Russia, former ambassador Michael McFaul and others to - the Russians for questioning". "The sentence should have been: I don't see any reason why I wouldn't - or why it wouldn't be Russian Federation".

By the time Trump arrived back in the USA, the parade of critical statements had become a stampede, leaving the president the most isolated he'd been in the White House since last year's controversy over white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville. "I don't understand the apparent blindness (Trump) has to Putin's hostile acts". When Trump said "no", Vega followed up: "No, you don't believe that to be the case?"

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