No one is buying Donald Trump's 'would/wouldn't' backflip on Russian Federation

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He has since walked back his remarks, but initially he seemed eager to accept Putin's denial of Russian interference in the 2016 American election over the USA intelligence conclusion.

"Whoops, they just turned off the lights, that must be the intelligence agencies", he joked.

Then, on Wednesday, Trump was asked during a Cabinet meeting if Russian Federation was still targeting the USA, and he answered "no" without elaborating.

"That was odd. But that's OK", he said.

The US President Donald Trump is back-pedalling after his deeply criticised show of support for Vladimir Putin at their summit in Finland.

His remarks came during a meeting with vice president Mike Pence, treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin and several members of Congress.

But he added that the Russian actions had no impact on the outcome of his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, a former USA secretary of state, and reiterated his frequent statement denying that there was any collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives.

"We see much of the world threatening to return to a more risky, more brutal, way of doing business", he said.

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, called Trump's actions Monday at the Helsinki summit "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

"We will stop it, we will repel it", Trump vowed.

Mr Trump on Monday shied away from criticising the Russian leader for Moscow's actions to undermine the election and cast doubt on US intelligence agencies, prompting calls by some USA lawmakers for tougher sanctions and other actions to punish Russia.

His obsequious behaviour in Finland has seen shockwaves ripple across the U.S. and the world, with even senior Republicans condemning his comments.

"So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki", Trump tweeted.

He also spoke for equality, saying that "I would have thought we had figured that out by now". It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!

FILE - Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., takes questions from reporters.

In the House, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi staged a vote in support of the intelligence committee's findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.

The latest hubbub further inflamed criticism of the president's posture toward Russia. Sen.

But, insisting he won the race fair and square, the Republican said: "I have President Putin, he just said it is not Russian Federation".

Harris fired back by criticizing the media.

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