Trump faces calls to act against Russian Federation after Mueller's indictments


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday called it "one of the weirdest things in American history" that the intelligence community and Trump's own administration are aware of Russian sabotage - yet the president won't acknowledge it.

According to the indictment, beginning as early as 2014, the Russian organisation Internet Research Agency began operations to interfere with the United States political system, including the 2016 election.

"I never said Russian Federation did not meddle in the election, I said "it may be Russian Federation, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer, '" Trump tweeted".

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's broader investigation is ongoing.

On CNN Sunday, Schiff said he hasn't changed his stand and believes the United States must respond to the Kremlin's involvement in the election.

Democratic senator Chris Coons of DE urged the president to impose further sanctions on Russian Federation after Friday's indictments, using the power given to him via a bipartisan vote in the senate previous year. "This is not acceptable", Trump said on Twitter.

After his initial tweets drew criticism (and a Trump retweet), Goldman issued a follow-up: "As to the substance: the Russian campaign was certainly in favor of Trump".

The senior diplomat's name has come up in the FBI and congressional investigations of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. Asked whether the president needed to be more forceful, Cruz contrasted Trump's approach with the "eight years of weakness we had seen with Barack Obama", the Democratic former commander in chief. Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion.

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President Donald Trump, in a late-night tweet, criticized remarks his national security advisor made earlier Saturday about Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The 37-page indictment contains no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, but it does show a systematic effort to discredit the result of the 2016 election.

T he Department of Justice indicted 13 Russians and three Russian groups for carrying out a sophisticated plot to disrupt the 2016 election by creating discord and by seeking to tarnish the Hillary Clinton campaign while bolstering Trump's.

Smith's comments were an obvious rebuttal to Trump, who has clung to the false claim that the Russian Federation investigation is a hoax for well over a year.

Vladimir Putin, Russia's president, in Athens, Greece, on Friday, May 27, 2016.

James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence said he believes there could be "other shoes to drop" in the Russia probe, which took a dramatic turn on Friday after new charges against multiple Russian nationals and entities were announced.

The indictments also forcefully say that no matter the Russians' social media efforts, ranging from creative to clumsy, they had no impact on the election results.