Trump Now 'Disagrees' With Putin Offer He First Called 'Incredible'

Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to question U.S. government officials in exchange for the U.S. questioning 12 Russians about hacking.
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 19, 2018

The White House is walking back another controversial statement President Donald Trump made during his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

"And what he did is an incredible offer; he offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators with respect to the 12 people. I think that's an incredible offer," Trump said

Those 12 people are the 12 Russians indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller for hacking-related charges. Putin reportedly offered to let U.S. officials talk to them, but in exchange Russia wanted to question some Americans it believes interfered in Russian politics. 

In a unanimous vote Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution saying the U.S. shouldn't make government officials available for questioning by the Russian government. 

Also Thursday, The White House reversed Trump's "incredible offer" comment. A statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump "disagrees" with Putin's offer.