Sanders, however, said Trump was saying "no" to answering questions, not "no" to the question itself.
His administration will "move aggressively to repeal any efforts, and repel - we will stop it, we will repel it - any efforts to interfere in our elections", Trump said.
"My people came to me - Dan Coats came to me and some others - they said they think it's Russian Federation".
In exchange, the Russian president offered to allow Special CounselRobert Mueller to observe interrogations of 12 Russian intelligence agents indicted by a US grand jury last week for hacking Democratic Party email accounts. "A lot of people out there".
The day after President Donald Trump stood next to Vladimir Putin and said he did not see reason why Russian Federation would interfere in our presidential election, Jimmy Kimmel dove into the "would" versus "wouldn't" controversy on his ABC late night show.
Republican senator Lindsey Graham said Trump's performance would send a message of "weakness" to Moscow."Missed opportunity by President Trump to firmly hold Russian Federation accountable for 2016 meddling and deliver a strong warning regarding future elections".
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In April 2018, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned Torshin. She and Torshin also attended a series of NRA events in the United States starting in 2014.
Putin was accused of interfering with the election, seeing Trump triumph over democrat leader Hillary Clinton, something that United States citizens were hoping would be addressed in Monday's summit in Helsinki.
"After the carnage of the last few days, we've seen plenty of punters Putin money on Trump's impeachment again - although I'm sure they'll soon get a message, in Russian, urging them to stop", a Paddy Power spokesman told Yahoo News.
Trump's brief comment and Sanders' explanation were the latest statements in a week in which he's clarified his beliefs on Russian meddling multiple times, starting Monday at a summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. "President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today". "Our Republican colleagues can not just go 'Tsk, tsk, tsk.' They must act".
The US intelligence community has concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the last US presidential election.
In rebutting Trump's dismissive comments about USA intelligence on Monday, Coats said, "We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy".
That remark, just like all of Trump's comments Monday aside from a single word, went unamended Tuesday.
"We thought yesterday was the craziest day of this ridiculous presidency", the comedian said.