"I certainly think he's acting like someone who's compromised, and it may very well be that he is compromised or it may very well be that he believes that he's compromised, that the Russians have information on him", Schiff added.
USA businesses could face an uphill battle, however, if they aim to block or defang the legislation. The critics include Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan who said, " There is no question that Russian Federation interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world".
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee blasted President Donald Trump for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week, saying the president "acts like he's compromised". The White House later clarified Trump's remarks, claiming the president misspoke.
Coats, who oversees the nation's 17 intelligence agencies, also said that if he had been asked, he would have advised Trump against meeting Putin alone, with just interpreters. "Sort of a double negative". Pretty hard to say: 'C'mon guys, don't take that too seriously.' I mean, what representative of any industry could credibly make that argument?
Mr Trump accused the news media of trying to provoke a confrontation with Moscow that could lead to war, although concerns about the meeting have been raised by a broad cross-section of Republicans and Democrats.
He said: "I have full faith and support for America's great intelligence agencies, I always have". And I'm glad that he did it, you know?
Rubio warned that Russian Federation will try to interfere in future elections and "they'll be better at it", he told Brennan.
Trump Says Russia Will Help With North Korea Denuclearization
In a tweet Trump said he elicited a promise from Putin to help negotiate with North Korea but did not say how. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also seems to be in favor of a fast denuclearization process.
"They've got a lot of nuclear weapons, and so we do need to interact with them".
Trump initially appeared receptive to Putin's offer, calling it an "incredible offer" at last Monday's press conference.
But an unsupervised face-to-face meeting with Putin, with no opportunities for other United States officials to influence decisions, held the danger of far more damaging outcomes than the further discrediting of Trump himself. "I'm not sure his rhetoric reflects that, but his policies do".
Mr Trump tweeted a list of topics discussed at the summit, including terrorism, security for Israel, Middle East peace, Ukraine, North Korea and more, and wrote: "There are many answers, some easy and some hard, to these problems... but they can all be solved!"
Meanwhile, the pollster's year-on-year assessment showed a 28-point slide in how its respondents perceived the state of Russia-U.S. relations.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell last week identified the bill as a potential step Congress could take to push back against Russian Federation as Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer called for sanctions and other deterrents. "He thinks the way to make Russian Federation stronger is to weaken America and as long as we're clear about it, I think it's important that the nations speak to one another and that our leaders speak to one another".
Immigrants separated from their children after crossing the US border illegally was only one topic addressed by the former Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and USA senator from NY. The Washington Post said Sunday that despite publicly talking up the success of the summit, Trump was fuming to aides in private that there had not been more dramatic steps forward in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.