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"It was a historic mistake to allow the president of the United States, not just Donald Trump, but any president, frankly, to sit for two hours without any note takers, without any aides present with one of the most adversarial leaders of the world relative to the United States".

Only one other American heard the conversation between Trump and Russia's president, an interpreter from the U.S. State Department.

A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy to the Russian leader, who has always been isolated by the West for activities in Ukraine, Syria and beyond and is believed to have interfered in the 2016 presidential election that sent Trump to the presidency.

Coats had learned mid-interview that talks were underway for Putin to visit the White House this fall at Trump's invitation, and didn't hide his surprise.

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Fifty-six percent disapproved of Trump expressing doubts about the USA intelligence community's findings on Russian influence of the election during a press conference with Putin.

"The president either needs to rely on the people that he has chosen to advise him, or those advisers need to re-evaluate whether or not they can serve in this administration", Gowdy said on Fox News Sunday, referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley. Prosecutors said this past week that Butina began a romantic relationship with a US person who she used to access "an extensive network" of other influential Americans.

He went on to highlight the intelligence community's efforts to "inform and support President Trump's ongoing efforts to prevent Russian meddling" in the upcoming midterm elections, as well as to help the US President to "build strong relationships internationally in order to maintain peace,"pave the way for the denuclearization of "dangerous regimes" and ensure the security of the US and its allies".

Robert Driscoll, Butina's attorney, has pushed back strongly on the accusations against Butina, and told CNN on Friday that much of the U.S. government's case against her was "taken completely out of context". That company was applauded by President Donald Trump at an event in China past year for striking a trade deal to supply liquid ethane to Beijing.

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Captain Virat Kohli (71 runs) led from the front as India finished at 256-8 in the third ODI against England here on Tuesday. In case Roy isn't fit for the match it could give James Vince to play his first ODI game in nearly two years.

"No", he said. "And I've talked to special counsel Mueller's attorneys about that".

"The reason why the rest of the world in large part has repaired to us is not the example of our power, but the power of our example", Biden said. He responded, "Say that again?". Susan Collins of ME said of Trump's one-word response. "So, President Trump can throw all kinds of epithets around". If a parent is detained in Arizona, for example, and their child is moved to a foster care facility on the East Coast, they have to find ways to travel across the country with few resources. Some 47 percent said US world leadership has become weaker under Trump versus 30 percent who said it's stronger.

Following the two leaders' summit in Helsinki, Finland, the White House announced it had invited Putin to visit for a second meeting in the fall, which has brought on additional criticism.

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