The Story Behind TIME's Trump and Putin 'Summit Crisis' Cover

The Story Behind TIME's Trump and Putin 'Summit Crisis' Cover

The resolution from Sen.

Putin, in his first public comments about the summit, told Russian diplomats Thursday that U.S.

"Trump's behaviour was a total disaster for long-term prospects of the normalization of the U.S. -Russia relationship", said Alexander Gabuev of the Carnegie Moscow Center.

The White House retreated from what Trump had called Putin's "incredible offer" during the Helsinki summit, revising its position just before the Senate voted overwhelmingly against the plan.

He last visited the White House in 2005, when he met President George W. Bush, who welcomed the Russian leader in the East Room as "my friend".

Sanders was trying to advance his proposal by unanimous consent, but that means it takes only one senator's objection can block it.

"As Brian Bennett writes in this week's cover story, 'A year and a half into his presidency, Trump's puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained".

At a joint press conference with the Russian leader earlier, Trump said Moscow "would like to do certain things with Syria having to do with the safety of Israel... I will say this: I don't see any reason why it would be".

The White House later said the U.S. president had been saying "no" to further questions from reporters and that the threat to the U.S. electoral system "still exists".

Russian politicians are rallying behind Putin and shrugging off Trump's wildly contradictory accounts of what he said to Putin at Monday's summit.

McFaul said the Russian president has considered him a political threat for years. "They truly have taken advantage of the US, but not for long!"

Putin's remarks are not unlike Trump's tweets this morning.

Votel said he has not asked for such a waiver and is awaiting direction from the White House.

He asserted Wednesday at the White House that no other American president has been as tough on Russia, citing US sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the U.S. "They would sacrifice the interests of the U.S. business, which loses contracts and ties in Russia,, few as they may be, that rely on Russian-American cooperation".

The nonbinding resolution also says the Senate stands by the assessment of the USA intelligence agencies on Russian Federation and says the Senate won't accept any interference with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe. "Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russian Federation".

Sen. Lindsey Graham says Trump's had a "bad week" when it comes to Russian Federation in the wake of the Trump-Putin summit Monday in Helsinki.

"The president is going to meet with his team, and we'll let you know when we have an announcement on that", Sanders said. I think that the United States has been foolish.

He added that he was "very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling" in his conversation behind closed doors in Helsinki with Putin.

The preparations for a second Trump-Putin meeting - and in Washington no less - were the latest twist in Trump's winding road back from Helsinki.