Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin at their press conference.

During a joint press conference in Helsinki with Putin, Trump said while he has "great confidence" in the USA intelligence community, Putin was "very powerful" in his denial of Russian interference in the 2016 election, comments that he attempted to walk back Tuesday. Repeat after me! I believe that we will win!' "I accept our intelligence community's conclusion that Russia's meddling in the 2016 election took place", he said. Hey threw his own country under the bus.

When the interviewer, Tucker Carlson, asked him if he viewed Russian Federation as America's biggest adversary, Trump said, "I won't even use the word adversary".

John Sipher, former CIA Clandestine Service.

"Anyone who just believes President Putin given his record is someone who you could probably sell the Brooklyn Bridge to", Provizer said.

The US and Russian presidents held almost two hours of closed-door talks in the Finnish capital Helsinki on Monday. Republican Patriots: "Where are you???"

Mr Putin suggested on Monday, like Mr Trump has done repeatedly, that Mr Mueller's appointment as an independent prosecutor to pursue the investigation lacks legitimacy.

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Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says Trump missed an opportunity to publicly condemn Russia's interference in USA elections.

Following his press conference with President Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin sat down Monday with Fox News' Chris Wallace for an exclusive interview.

"Over the last few years, the annexation of Crimea, the invasion of eastern Ukraine not to mention the indisputable evidence that they tried to impact the 2016 election" showed Russian hostility to the West, he said.

Just before the start of his summit with Putin, Trump also criticised previous U.S. policy on Russian Federation, terming it "foolishness and stupidity".

"In a key sentence in my remarks I said the word "would" instead of 'wouldn't, '" Trump said Tuesday.

Mr Trump's warm words for Russian Federation were a marked contrast from the past week when he repeatedly rebuked traditional United States allies at a summit of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and during a visit to Britain.

"To me, it looks like a D.C. -centered media feeding frenzy", he said, adding: "I think, overall, he is doing a great job and he has my support". Mr Putin spoke of the importance of the two countries working together and praised Mr Trump, at one point interrupting the news conference to give him a soccer ball.