President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin for more than two hours Monday, in a closed-door summit that will produce no historical record. After their meeting, the two men emerged for a joint press conference, where Putin once again claimed that Russia did not interfere in America's 2016 presidential election — a claim that defies the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies. Trump, meanwhile, dodged direct questions about Russia's election meddling, instead offering non-sequiturs about "servers" and boasting about his Electoral College victory. Critics fiercely denounced Trump's performance, with former CIA director John Brennan branding it "treasonous."
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