President Trump’s Russia Reversal Falls Flat

Posted at 9:09 AM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 11:09:28-04

President Trump’s claim that he misspoke on Russian election meddling during a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t sitting well with critics in Congress.

"It’s 24 hours too late and in the wrong place," says Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. 

On Tuesday the president said that when he stated "I don’t see any reason why it would be Russia" when referring to 2016 election meddling, he actually meant to say "I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia." 

Democrats want to hear from the interpreter in his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

"We need those translator notes, and the translator herself to come brief us about what was said privately," says Senator Richard Blumenthal.

Despite the correction, some Republicans still aren’t thrilled with his performance.

"I don’t even think the President should have had a press conference with Vladimir Putin," said Senator Susan Collins.

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