Asked how he deals with Trump's conflicting statements about Russia, Coats said: "This is the job I signed up for". "So both countries work jointly [for this purpose]", adding that "creating safety for Israel is something both Putin and I would like to see very much".
Earlier in the administration, Coats' voice was drowned out by the more outspoken Mike Pompeo, who was Central Intelligence Agency director before Trump tapped him as secretary of state. "What!?" Pelosi exclaimed incredulously in her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.
"For us right now, it's kind of steady as she goes", he said, adding that USA and coalition forces "continue communication and deconfliction with Russian Federation commanders to ensure safety of our forces" while conducting airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces and operations in Syria.
In an interview with CNBC television, Trump said "getting along with President Putin, getting along with Russia's a positive, not a negative".
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that meeting may come this fall. Putin then warned that progress was jeopardized by the uproar in the US over the meeting, lambasting Trump's opponents and critics of the summit and accusing them of undermining the summit for their own political ends. The two presidents met for over two hours one-on-one, with only translators, meaning that no written record of what was discussed exists.
"The president is going to meet with his team, and we'll let you know when we have an announcement on that", Sanders said.
The talks in the Finnish capital were closed-door and with no one else present but interpreters. Yeah, and I've said that before, Jeff.
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However, he suggested the two did not agree on everything. "So I had a meeting that lasted for more than two hours". As Americans groped for information about the meeting, Moscow offered snippets of its version on Friday.
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Putin announced the development of a new series of missiles ahead of his re-election in March that would reportedly be capable of circumventing US missile defenses. Afterward, Sanders said during a press briefing that the president was not answering the reporter's question but saying, "thank you, no" to answering any further questions from reporters.
Asked by reporters before a morning Cabinet meeting at the White House whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States, Trump shook his head and said, "No".
Votel said he has received "no new guidance" as a result of the Helsinki summit. 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.
The zigzagging laid bare the White House's search for a path out of trouble that has dogged the administration's discussions of Russian Federation from the start, but spiraled after Trump's trip to Helsinki.
Putin indicated he would permit American law enforcement officials to observe questioning by Russian officials of the indicted Russians and vice versa for Russian investigations.
Among Republicans expressing concern was Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent voice on foreign policy. Trump called the proposal "an incredible offer".
In Moscow, Putin slammed Trump's domestic opponents as "pathetic, worthless people" who were "ready to sacrifice Russian-American relations for their own ambitions".