>> As the fallout from their summit grows by the hour, US President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin are both lashing out, saying they're fed up with the outcry over Monday's meeting in Helsinki. Trump placing the blame once again on the media. Tweeting, the summit with Russia was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media.
I look forward to our second meeting, so that we can start implementing some of the many things discussed. Putin apparently, on much the same page accusing quote forces in the United States of undermining the meetings success. And saying that some American politicians are sacrificing Russia-US relations for personal ambitions.
Trump has been struggling all week to contain bipartisan outrage and confusion of his comments in Helsinki, and after about whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election.>> I have President Putin, he just said it's not Russia. I will say this, I don't see any reason why it would be.
>> He later said he had misspoken.>> I said the word would instead of wouldn't.>> But then reignited the uproar Wednesday when he appeared to tell reporters he did not think Russia was currently targeting the US.>> Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr. President?>> Press, let's go.
>> Thank you very much, no.>> Do you believe that to be the case?>> The comment walked back hours later by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.>> The president was saying no to answering questions.>> FBI Director Chris Wray speaking in Aspen Wednesday said his view of Russia remained the same.
>> Russia attempted to interfere with the last election. It continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day.>> Later Wednesday, Trump told CBS news again that he accepted his intelligence community's take.>> I do have confidence in our intelligence agencies as currently constituted.>> But the uproar in Washington, growing louder.
Democrats on Capitol Hill disrupted the House of Representatives Thursday morning, demanding action. Meanwhile the White House has still offered no accounting of what was decided in Helsinki, as the Kremlin says it's ready to implement agreements. The disconnect only adding to what's now become a full blown crisis for the White House.