Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance

Posted July 24, 2018

Trump, who touched off a major political controversy with his embrace of Putin in Helsinki, Finland, accused the news media - which he again dubbed the "enemy of the people" - of distorting the summit and pining for a confrontation between the USA and Russian Federation.

Legal analysts noted that intelligence agents had good reason to suspect Page had a relationship with Russia, and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation found much of the dossier to be credible; they noted that four judges, all appointed by Republicans, signed off on the Page warrant and that Mueller recently obtained indictments on a dozen Russian intelligence officials on charges of election sabotage.

Monday's firestorm erupted when Trump, standing side-by-side with Putin in Helsinki, refused to say he believed that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election, or to publicly condemn it.

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Spartanburg, made the comment on Fox News Sunday, telling guest host Bret Baier that Trump has access to "every bit of evidence" needed to convince him of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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Still, Barletta avoided criticizing Trump or, for that matter, Putin, the man who Trump is inviting to the White House this fall.

US President, Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands before attending a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.

Trump wrote that his predecessor, Barack Obama, knew about allegations of Russian meddling before the November 2016 vote.

After returning to the USA, the president claimed he misspoke in Helsinki and said he believed the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation interfered in the election, though he added it could be "other people also". Instead, he directed his ire at Democrats and USA officials, calling special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russian interference a "disaster" and a "witch hunt".

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A man Barletta hopes to join in the Senate, two-term Republican Sen.

Dealing with the fallout from two summits at once, President Donald Trump says he's "very happy" with the pace of North Korea's denuclearization, despite Kim Jong Un having taken no major steps toward that aim since their summit in Singapore last month. He asked his interviewer, "Say that again, did I hear you?"

Moscow has said "agreements" had been reached over the situation in Syria.

A small portion of Trump's support continues to come from Democrats, with nine percent approving of him.

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Trump's high rating, up one percent from June, is thanks largely to support of Republicans, 88 percent of whom told pollsters that they approve of the job he's doing.