Under building criticism, the US President claims he misspoke on election meddling during his summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin Monday. During a news conference a day later, Donald Trump said he has full faith in the American intelligence agencies but maintains that Russia had no impact on the results of the 2016 election repeating his position that there was no collusion. But he admitted to a mistake in his speech and told reporters that he really meant he doesn’t see why Russia “wouldn’t” be responsible, instead of “would be.”
The U-S Senate Democratic leader is calling for immediate hearings with top officials to learn more about President Donald Trump’s private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Chuck Schumer said Trump’s public remarks make it even more important to learn what happened behind closed doors, calling it a matter of national security.
Back at home, the Prime Minister refused to comment specifically on Donald Trump’s performance at yesterday’s summit. But during a news conference in Nova Scotia today, Justin Trudeau says Canada remains strongly opposed to the Russian President. Trudeau says Canada stands very strongly with eastern European nations, like the Baltic States.