WH entertaining Russian proposal to interrogate Americans

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"If he were to do that, I think that would absolutely be grounds for removal from office", the California Democrat said Wednesday in an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront". The proposal arose at Monday's summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and any decision by Washington to assist with an adversary's prosecution of former government employees overseas would be a stunning shift in US policy, especially as it could violate the worldwide legal principle of diplomatic immunity. "And then, all of a sudden, he's gone haywire because they got to him and they probably- got him to say things that maybe he doesn't even mean".

Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday to defend the meeting, promising "big results" from better relations with Russian Federation and hitting back at "haters". Vega followed up. "No", Trump said.

The operative told Sexton that it was Trump's performance at a televised press conference following the Helsinki meeting with Putin that pushed him over the edge, though he had backed Trump through numerous other controversies.

"The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russian Federation is unable to meddle in our elections, as they have done in the past, and as we have stated", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference.

"I don't want to get into whether or not he's lying", Trump said.

At the end of a press briefing on Wednesday, Trump was asked "Is Russia still targeting the U.S.?" to which Trump said "Thank you very much, no". "Many positive things will come out of that meeting", the USA president said in another tweet. I was interpreting what the president's intention was in stating the administration's policy.

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"Let's be very clear, just so everybody knows: Russian Federation did meddle with our elections", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, another steady Trump political ally. Sanders said Trump believes the threat from Russian Federation to undermine those elections still exists. They would rather go to war than see this. We're also living in a grown-up world. "It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome!" the president wrote.

One current USA diplomat, who said he was "at a f-- loss", called the development a step back in U.S. diplomacy, according to The Daily Beast.

Co-host Olga Skabeeva added: "When Trump says our relations are bad because of American foolishness and stupidity, he really smells like an agent of the Kremlin". I will tell you though, it better not be.

Republican Senator John McCain accused Trump of "playing right into Putin's hands" with the president's comments in a Fox News interview on Tuesday that appeared to question the American commitment to defend all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. The two leaders floated the possibility of allowing Russian officials to interview 11 Americans, in exchange for special counsel Robert Mueller to interview 12 Russians indicted for meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.

McCain was actually an early Trump regretter, endorsing Trump for president in 2016, but later pulling his endorsement after a tape surfaced in October of that year on which Trump was heard making crass and sexist remarks about women, and boasting about kissing and sexually grabbing them against their will, The Guardian reported. The president also criticized Germany for a natural gas pipeline deal with Russian Federation, saying it made the country "captive" to Russian Federation.

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