Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Thursday he had yet to be briefed on the private session.
Trump later said he misspoke when he suggested he didn't believe Russian Federation was behind a cyber influence campaign in 2016, but he has not acknowledged that he repeatedly put the United States intelligence community's assessment and Putin's denials on the same footing - even giving added credence to Putin's denial.
President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit with his Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week had many of his reliable allies criticize his performance and many of his detractors question whether Trump is beholden to the Russian leader, according to The Hill.
He said he still doesn't know what Trump discussed with Putin during the leaders' one-on-one meeting in Helsinki.
The US president had initially described the proposal as an "incredible offer". Putin has denied such interference.
Gen. Joseph Leonard Votel of U.S. Central Command said Thursday he has received no new orders regarding Syria.
"OK. That's going to be special", he said, laughing.
On Thursday, Trump offered fresh remarks, claiming to CNBC he has been "far tougher on Russian Federation than any president in many, many years" and warning that he would be Putin's "worst enemy" if their diplomatic engagement does not work out.
That bill, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate could take up, would automatically sanction Russian Federation for any future election meddling.More news: China Files Challenge to WTO After Tariff Threats
The operational reality is that earlier this year, top leaders in our national defense apparatus testified that the president of the United States had not directed them to take any action to address Russia's cyber operations.
Trump also injected some uncertainty into his walk-back by tacking a qualifier on to his statement that he accepts the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian meddling in the 2016 election took place. "They were striking to me and I think striking to a lot of people in the room". Trump's public doubting of Russia's responsibility in a joint news conference with Putin on Monday provoked withering criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike and forced the president to make a rare public admission of error.
Daily News then tells us that the CIA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency released a "damning report" in January 2017 that outlined the Kremlin's clear favoritism for Trump.
Russia's Defence Ministry said it sent detailed proposals to Washington on organizing the return of more than 1.7 million refugees to Syria after agreements reached by Putin and Trump, RIA news agency said.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary.
The White House backtrack came just before the Senate voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.
Two letters got Donald Trump in trouble again later in the week.