Trump Backtracks, Says He Believes U.S. Intelligence on Russia Election Meddling

July 17, 2018

The president said on Tuesday that he has "full faith and support" in U.S. intelligence agencies, walking back comments he made a day prior during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During Monday's conference, Trump seemed to challenge the findings of American agencies that Russia interfered with the 2016 elections, sparking widespread criticism at home -- even from his most loyal backers.