Published: Thu, July 26, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

No new Trump-Putin talks until next year: White House

No new Trump-Putin talks until next year: White House

The expression of concern about Russian meddling is a change in tone for the president, who has repeatedly expressed doubts about Russia's role in interfering in the 2016 US election.

Trump walked back his comments on Russian Federation the day after his appearance with Putin, though he later cast doubt on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 race. Bolton said they agreed the meeting would be "after the first of the year". During a joint news conference, Trump said his reasoning was that any compromising information would have been made public by now. Just 6 percent of Democrats said they felt the same way.

Speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin has compromising information on Trump has long plagued the US president.

Trump offered no evidence for his claim that Russian Federation would look to help Democrats win in 2018 beyond claiming he has been tougher on Russian Federation than his predecessors.

On Tuesday, Maddow reported the White House "skillfully cut" from its video of the event Reuters reporter Jeff Mason asking Putin if he wanted Trump to win the 2016 presidential election. While 54 per cent said it was legitimate, 40 per cent think it is a witch-hunt.

He also reiterated USA support for an investigation that held Russian Federation responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over east Ukraine in 2014.

A day later, Trump was forced to attempt to walk back a comment in which he said "I don't see any reason why it would be" Russian Federation that had hacked the election. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they anticipate more meddling in November.

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Pompeo, whom Democrats accused of playing politics with the investigation into the 2012 attack on USA facilities in Benghazi, Libya, accused Menendez of pursuing a "political soliloquy" but then declined the opportunity to respond. In contrast, most Republicans - 58 percent - appear hopeful that Russian Federation will not interfere in USA elections this fall. Wresting control of a chamber would allow them to derail or stall much of Mr Trump's policy agenda, while ushering in more aggressive congressional oversight and investigation of the US President's administration.

"It's the president that causes people to have concerns", Corker said. "We haven't seen a lot of movement".

Trump is still facing backlash triggered by his last meeting with Putin in Helsinki on Monday, July 16.

Even before the statement was released, Pompeo was taking a tough line on Russian Federation and defending the Trump-Putin meeting as he prepared for his Senate testimony.

Russia's ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, was also cautious on Friday about the prospects of a new summit, saying only that Moscow was ready to discuss the proposal. Almost half of respondents - 47 percent - said Trump is guiding the nation's foreign policy toward negative consequences.

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey of 1,061 adults was conducted July 19-22 by The Marist Poll sponsored and funded in partnership with NPR and PBS NewsHour.

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