Trump hailed a new thaw in U.S.-Russia relations has already begun following a two-hour private meeting between the two men and than proceeded to attack his Democratic rivals including Hillary Clinton and the Mueller probe. Putin denied having compromising information on Trump and Trump denied the infamous dirty dossier by saying if the dirt were real it would have come out already.
‘I do know how dossiers are made up,’ Putin joked, referring to his past as he introduced the subject of Russian intelligence files.
We have both made some mistakes,’ Trump said later on election interference.
Then Trump went on the attack by going after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe
‘The probe is a disaster for our country,’ The president said.
‘There was no collusion at all,’ Trump said. “Zero collusion – and it has had a negative impact on the relationship of the two largest nuclear powers in the world,’ Trump said. ‘It’s ridiculous what’s going on with the probe”, the president continued.
Obama Administration’s CIA director, John Brennan immediately responded by charging that President Trump’s post-summit press conference with Russia President Vladimir Putin was an act of treason.
“Donald Trump’s press performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,'” Brennan tweeted. “It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”
There will be plenty of analysis in the days to come. You can watch the entire press conference below