The head of U.S. intelligence has said that he did not mean to disrespect President Donald Trump with his "awkward response" on hearing the news that he had invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit Washington.
'When you hear the Fake News talking negatively about my meeting with President Putin, and all that I gave up, remember, I gave up NOTHING, we merely talked about future benefits for both countries, ' Trump wrote Monday. "Also, we got along very well".
Trump was widely condemned following his press conference alongside Putin in Helsinki, prompting the president and his officials to issue several corrections throughout the week.
The intelligence chief was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Thursday when news of a possible second Trump-Putin summit later this year broke.
Trump has been criticised by both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for his joint news conference with Putin in Helsinki in which he declined to challenge the Russian president on issues such as Moscow's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine.
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Trump has voiced a mix of comments since Helsinki, saying he accepted the US intelligence finding of Russian election interference, while coupling it with continued denials that his campaign colluded with Russia.
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US President Donald Trump lashes out at the media over coverage of his summit with Vladimir Putin. "Why didn't he do something about it?"
Trump had tweeted Sunday that President Obama "didn't tell our campaign" about Russia, "Because it is all a big hoax".
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