Lawmakers in the US have strongly criticized after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections.
61Russia is not our ally.62
69The President must appreciate that Russia is not our ally
Even Newt Gingrich, a Trump supporter, rediscovered his roots as an old Cold Warrior.
84President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin. It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected – immediately
The president's own intelligence chief publicly broke with him.
Putin denied the claim.
The President tried to clarify his stand via tweets.
121As I said today and many times before