"General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems".
In another tweet, he laid blame on the administration of former President Barack Obama for its handling of the allegations against Russian Federation, citing comments made to NBC News Friday by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a ranking member of the House intelligence committee.
Senior officials from the two countries also traded barbs over a new USA nuclear arms policy that will expand the Americans' low-yield nuclear capability. The intelligence chiefs have said they have not, and can not, reach such a conclusion.
"As you can see with the Federal Bureau of Investigation indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible and available in the public domain", McMaster told a Russian delegate to the conference.
Just minutes before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had dismissed the indictment as "just blabber".
Trump tweeted: "Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein stated at the News Conference: "There is no allegation in the indictment that any American was a knowing participant in this illegal activity". He provided no evidence to back up the assertion and critics said it was baseless. "Russian Federation is just a hostage". As to the substance: the Russian campaign was certainly in favor of Trump.
"Every time he sees me he says, 'I didn't do that, and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it", Trump said of Putin last November, while speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One.
But the California Democrat admitted the Obama administration should have done more when it became known in 2014 that Russians were attempting to cause chaos. He added, "The allegations being mounted against us are simply fantasies".
In Russia, news of the indictment was met with more scorn. "It is the United States".
"While I respect the motive in terms of the Obama administration, they didn't want to be seen as meddling - the American people had a right to know what was going on and could be trusted to do the right thing with it", Schiff added.
The White House cybercoordinator, Rob Joyce, was particularly direct in his accusations that Russian Federation was behind a broad attack on Ukraine last June, called "NotPetya".
Joyce is no newcomer to offensive cyberoperations; previously he ran the Tailored Access Operations unit of the National Security Agency, overseeing USA cyberaction against other countries. On NBC, Sen. James Lankford was asked whether the president's reaction bothers him: "It does", Lankford replied. But "we need to do it in a responsible, balanced way".
It involves the reaction of the president of the United States.
On Sunday, Trump praised remarks by one of his chief antagonists, Rep. Adam B. Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, that criticized Obama's muted response to the Russian threat. Three companies were also indicted. "The question now is whether they will actually use it to create consequences. So, I got preoccupied with covering tracks together with colleagues". But Mueller's investigation continues and nothing is ruled out.
By mid-2016, however, the campaign - under the direction of Yevgeny Prigozhin, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin - had become focused on hurting Clinton and helping Trump, according to the indictment. He often purchased stolen bank information over the Internet to sell to his clients.
Many pointed out the obvious, which is that the United States has always been meddling in other nations' elections, just like Russian Federation and China do in ours.
Besides, many believe the Russian elections are already rigged - not by online trolls operating fake Twitter accounts, but through more sinister methods.