"These indictments are further proof of what everyone but the president seems to understand: President Putin is an adversary who interfered in our elections to help President Trump win", Schumer said in his statement.
MacCallum brought up the indictments of the 12 Russian intel officers on hacking charges, and Graham restated, "I want President Trump to go to meet Putin, I want a better relationship, but when Putin says 'I didn't do it, ' I want President Trump to say, 'I reject that denial".
"These revelations add to a body of evidence confirming an extensive plot by Vladimir Putin's government to attack the 2016 election, sow chaos and dissension among the American electorate, and undermine faith in our democracy".
The 12 Russian officials have been charged with hacking into the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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The 59-year-old coach was replaced by Carlo Ancelotti in Naples this summer but he wasn't released from his contract. Sarri didn't win a major title at Napoli , however, and that would not be tolerated at Chelsea .
Other Democrats joining the call to jettison the meeting included Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT and Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
"I will absolutely, firmly ask the question" about interference in the US election, Trump said at a news conference with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers, her country estate. "I don't believe in walking into the room with a world leader who's an enemy, who's a strategic threat, unless you have a specific game plan". "I don't think you'll have any Perry Mason here".
"I don't think you'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me, '" Trump said Friday morning before the indictments were announced. Instead, she said Trump should use the meeting to secure a comprehensive pact that the Russians will stop their "ongoing attacks on our democracy".
But less than three hours later, the California Democrat joined the chorus of party members calling for the meeting to be canceled.
"President Trump's continued refusal to condemn the Russians' attacks on our democracy, even after Special Counsel Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for interfering in the 2016 election, makes it clear that meeting with Putin would be both pointless and risky", Pelosi said. USA intelligence agencies have said the interference was aimed at helping the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump and harming the election bid of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. "I'm pleased that the Justice Department is following the facts wherever they may lead, despite Donald Trump's unsafe distortions and his refusal to acknowledge the conclusions reached by the American intelligence community".