When asked to name the deliverables of Trump's meeting with Putin on July 16 in Finland, Sanders said "the only specific agreement that was made was that the two national security teams from both the United States and Russian Federation would continue at a working level, these discussions".
A Republican lawmaker and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent told NPR on Sunday that it's clear President Donald Trump was "manipulated" by Russian President Vladimir Putin. "We can not let that happen again", Fitzpatrick said.
To some degree, it is good to know what the president believes about the intelligence on Russian Federation. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans and 54 percent of independents were among those who approved of a second Putin summit.
The American Barometer poll surveyed 1,001 registered voters between July 21-22.
Trump had just days earlier confirmed his acceptance USA intelligence conclusions about Russian interference.
Donald Trump issues shocking threat to Iranian leader
Iranian officials have in the past threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz in retaliation for any hostile U.S. action. Iran officials have threated to close the Hormuz Strait in the past in relation to any potential attacks.
Trump received a landslide of criticism in the U.S. - from Democrats and some Republicans - after the Helsinki summit last week in which he stated that he believed Putin's denial of Kremlin interference in the 2016 USA presidential vote.
But details of what Trump and Putin may have decided have not emerged. The president also insisted that he met with Putin "in an attempt to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing humanity", despite knowing it could be poorly received in the U.S.
That's at the same time he's facing criticism for the outcome of his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin last week. "I entered the meeting with the firm conviction that diplomacy and engagement is better than hostility and conflict". Activists have expressed concern that, with a private meeting, neither Congress, nor U.S. Intelligence agencies, nor the American people have any idea what, if anything, Trump promised Putin, and could not refute anything Putin might claim Trump said or offered.
Sanders says Trump is not trying to change the conversation from his much-criticized Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week.
Trump tweeted Monday: "A disgrace to America".
'Also, we got along very well, which is a good thing, except for the Corrupt Media!' the president added.