On Monday, while standing next to Putin in Helsinki, Trump questioned the unanimous conclusions of his own intelligence agencies and suggested Russian Federation was not responsible for the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee, a massive effort to spread "fake news" on social media, or other steps to interfere in American democracy.
Putin said after a summit with Trump in Helsinki on Monday that he might be willing to let U.S. Justice Department investigators question 12 Russians charged with interfering with the 2016 U.S. election if the United States agreed to let Russian investigators question several U.S. citizens.
That didn't explain why Trump, who had tweeted a half-dozen times and sat for two television interviews since the Putin news conference, waited so long to correct his remarks. At the Helsinki summit, Putin said that he and Trump had agreed on the need to work to preserve current arms control treaties that govern the two countries' nuclear arsenals and which have recently been under increasing strain.
"It was successful overall and led to some useful agreements".
"He has an interesting idea", Trump said, adding later: "I think that's an incredible offer".
"I think we should all be prepared, given [their] capability and will, that they'll do it again", she said.
Russian politicians are rallying behind Vladimir Putin and denouncing American suggestions that the translator at his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump be interrogated about what they discussed privately. After coming home, however, Trump said he had "misspoke" during the conference.
Fox News cut together several clips showing the president point the finger at Russian Federation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump attend a meeting in Helsinki
Speaking during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Trump was asked by a reporter if Russian Federation was still targeting the US.
However, he said "powerful" USA forces were trying to sabotage what the summit had achieved.
Trump appeared to accept the information presented to him that proved Russian Federation meddled in the election, the report states.
Trump was condemned for telling a room full of journalists that he accepted Putin's denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
But he stunned both allies and enemies, who criticised him for taking the Russian leader's word over that of USA intelligence that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election.
In a possible dig at Mr Trump's unpredictable presidency, Mr Putin vaunted Russia's "consistent, responsible, independent foreign policy". Sanders added that Trump "said it was an interesting idea".
However, he did not respond when reporters asked him if he would condemn Mr Putin.
During a news conference after Monday's summit, Mr Trump was asked about alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election.