"And there's been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia", Trump told reporters before a cabinet meeting at the White House.
"I bet that soccer ball's been looked at very carefully", Coats said, laughing.
At a post-summit news conference with Putin, Trump responded to a question about Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election by casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and denouncing the "stupidity" of US policies.
Trump has faced widespread domestic criticism in recent days following the summit in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday, most notably over an initial refusal to blame Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.
It's just the latest surprise to come out of Trump's Helsinki presser with Putin. But on Tuesday, after facing harsh criticism (even from his own party) Trump seemed to backtrack on what he said.
Ignoring the warnings of intelligence leaders, Trump has continued to lavish praise on Putin and has emphasised the need to improve US-Russia relations.
Before McConnell announced Thursday's vote on the Schumer-Menendez-Schatz resolution, Senate Republicans blocked two efforts to bring up resolutions affirming lawmakers' support for the intelligence community's assessment, the special counsel's probe into alleged ties between Trump and the Kremlin, and urge the president to take a harder stand against Russian Federation. In that statement, Coats restated the US intelligence assessment about Russian meddling and Moscow's "ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy".
Contradicting his own intelligence agencies, he said there had been no reason for Russian Federation to meddle in the vote.
Going through the Madden 19 player ratings
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In it, Trump's distinctive blonde hair, wispy eyebrows and pursed lips merge with Putin's nose and blue eyes.
You know you're not in Kansas anymore when a US President is willing to consider allowing Russian Federation to interrogate a former American ambassador about fabricated crimes. "Hopefully President Putin will have the 12 identified Russians come to the United States to prove their innocence or guilt".
The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a resolution against allowing Russian Federation to question former US ambassador Michael McFaul or other USA officials.
In an interview with The Christian Broadcasting Network on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was "not going to happen".
But on Thursday morning, Trump made a fresh bombastic claim: the media want the U.S.to go to "war" with Russian Federation.
The release date puts it against Ang Lee and Paramount's Gemini Man as well as Fox's The Woman in the Window starring Amy Adams. The Phoenix film will delve into what it took for the Joker to become a criminal mastermind.
Six other Catalan politicians are being held in custody on rebellion charges that carry a potential 30-year sentence. The judge reissued it later, causing Germany to arrest Puigdemont when he travelled there in April.
The pair were rushed to hospital after shoppers found them collapsed on a bench at The Maltings shopping centre on 4 March. A photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Dawn Sturgess , who died after being exposed to nerve agent Novichok.
In his second season with the Lakers, Hart went into the summer wanting to "dominate" summer league with a well-rounded game. In Summer League he led all players in scoring with 24 points, shooting 47% from the field, and averaged 5 rebounds.
Modric was the most selected player, receiving 65 177 of the votes, followed by Coutinho with 59 093 votes and Mbappe with 54 325. The ambassador wrote Noah a strongly worded letter, which he read to his studio audience during a break in filming.
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Moving Schroder from the team has been a top priority after the team drafted Trae Young with the #5 overall draft pick. By trading Anthony, the Thunder will save almost $80 million next season in combined salary and luxury taxes.
He'll be looking forward to hard and fast conditions similar to the last time he won The Open at Hoylake in 2006. Tony Finau signed for a 67 and was in the clubhouse at 4 under alongside Erik van Rooyen and Zander Lombard.
They have very aggressive people. "By the way, they're very strong people - they're very aggressive people", Trump said . While it does have a coast, it's hard to imagine a port in Montenegro posing a direct challenge to Russian Federation .
Steam pipe explosion in Manhattan
Debris, including chunks of asphalt, littered the nearby streets and cars that were parked by the explosion were covered in mud. People are advised to stay clear of the area for safety reasons. (AAP) Steam billows on New York's Fifth Avenue.
Error-free Alisson is just what Liverpool need
The Reds earlier made a €70 million offer for the goalkeeper but increased their offer to €75 million overnight. I've said that Roma isn't a supermarket and that if Alisson leaves I'll play in goal myself.
Mayweather, Clooney among world's highest paid entertainers
Judge Judy pulled in $147 million putting her at No. 4 while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson completes the top five with $124 million. There are only two B-town celebrities who have managed to gain spot on the list of the World's Highest Paid Celebrities 2018.
Comcast Drops Out Of Bidding Against Disney For Fox Assets
The Fox sale does not include major assets such as the Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and Fox Broadcasting Company. With Comcast now abandoning any further attempt to outbid Disney, Disney and Fox will likely be able to complete a merger.