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‘Played by Russian spies,’ Trump under fire in US over siding with Putin

US President Donald Trump is under fire in his country after a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which he tried to get along with Moscow.

"I've seen Russian intelligence manipulate many people over my professional career and I never would have thought that the US President would become one of the ones getting played by old KGB hands," said Texas Republican representative Will Hurd on Monday, joining a large number of Democrats, Republicans and the intelligence community members criticizing Trump.

He was reacting to the two leaders' dismissal of collusion as well as Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which made the Russia-friendly billionaire the president.

Upon leaving the Finnish capital Helsinki, Trump reacted to the backlash and defended his stance.

As I said today and many times before, I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people. However, I also recognize that in order to build a brighter future, we cannot exclusively focus on the past � as the world's two largest nuclear powers, we must get along, he tweeted from Air Force One.

As I said today and many times before, I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people. However, I also recognize that in order to build a brighter future, we cannot exclusively focus on the past � as the world's two largest nuclear powers, we must get along, he tweeted from Air Force One.

Source: Press TV


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