Russian 'agent' held on charges of seeking to infiltrate USA government

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Members of Congress are slamming the Trump administration over the possibility that President Trump would consider allowing Russian officials to question former US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

Putin unveiled the proposal in a joint press conference with Trump on Monday following their summit meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

Coats said he felt the need to "correct the record" when he issued a statement Monday reaffirming that the US intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election.

Butina's arrest Sunday added to the political turmoil in Washington over Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and allegations that President Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with the Russians.

"I don't know what happened in that meeting", Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said.

Putin's proposal would call for a vote conducted under worldwide auspices by the residents of the separatist territories on their status, the people said.

In a sharp rebuke to the White House, the resolution passed with unanimous support from both parties, 98-0.

U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was collusion among the Trump campaign team, something denied by both. On Wednesday, Trump answered "no" to a reporter's question on whether Russian Federation was still targeting the United States, only to have Sanders say later he was saying "no" to answering any questions - not to the question itself.

The Russian leader said those forces appeared ready to sacrifice and hurt the US economy while waging their political battle.

After returning to Washington the next day, Trump walked back his comments and said he misspoke after a wave of Republican lawmakers voiced their concern.

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"The sentence should have been, 'I don't see any reason why I wouldn't, or why it wouldn't be Russian Federation'".

Putin's proposal will alarm Ukrainian officials after Trump last week appeared to leave open the possibility of recognizing Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, which triggered the crisis that led to fighting in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Putin's boasts about the new weapons have been greeted with scepticism in Washington, where officials have cast doubt on whether Russian Federation has added any new capabilities to its nuclear arsenal beyond those already known to the USA military and intelligence agencies.

Then, after she repeated it, Coats said, "That's going to be special".

Russian Federation was also seeking to interview Michael McFaul, another Putin critic who was U.S. ambassador to Moscow under President Obama. An animated version online shows President Trump fully transforming into Putin in about 15 seconds.

The U.S. and the European Union have repeatedly accused Russian Federation of sending troops and weapons to support separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The scale of the bipartisan outcry at Trump's stance toward Putin has only been rivaled by his 2017 waffling over condemning white supremacist demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia. "Well, you're right, I don't know what happened at that meeting", Coats said in response to a question at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

The phrase "real enemy of the people" was used as an "operative threat to murder the opposition during the French Revolution", Cuomo said.

"And so, make no mistake about it, we are very clear with our adversaries, when it's in our best interest, to share with them what we're doing", he said.