The Democratic Party, the corporate media and leading figures within the USA military and intelligence apparatus have joined in branding Trump a traitor who is functioning as an agent of the Kremlin.
In Helsinki, however, Trump was determined to accentuate the positive, as was Putin.
He also echoed Putin's argument that if the Russians had information on him it would have come out.
But today the question of where the President's loyalties lie is a legitimate one, and it will only grow in urgency after Putin deflected the question about whether he had kompromat on Trump.
Making note of some of the political reaction to the news conference, Fox news anchor Bret Baier said Trump probably caused himself a lot of problems with his answers. And so, he said it's nonsense.
Mr Putin said of the collusion claims that there is "no evidence when it comes to the actual facts".
The opportunity for Putin to present himself as an equal to the US president was a major objective for the Kremlin as it prepared for the summit, according to people close to the Russian foreign policy establishment.
Trump ally Newt Gingrich called it, "the most serious mistake" of Mr Trump's presidency - and one that, "must be corrected immediately". The White House has struggled for months to dispel suggestions that Trump was unwilling to stand up to Russian Federation.
Donald Trump has sided with Vladimir Putin against his own intelligence agencies by denying Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Minutes earlier, on the same platform, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a reason, even while denying Moscow ever meddled: He wanted Trump to win. "There is no question that Russian Federation interfered in our election".
"There is no debate inside the USA intelligence community that Russian Federation tried to disrupt and hack the American election in 2016, but in a way more fundamentally what they're doing today and planning to do in the future, is continue to sow the seeds of distrust and undermine American public confidence", Sasse said.
"President Trump did not carry out his responsibility as a global leader, and he should have done much more than simply asking the question of whether interference occurred". "We should look for ways to make the dialogue better".
"Do you really believe that someone acting from the Russian territory could have influenced the United States and influenced the choice of millions of Americans?"
Russia's political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and USA leaders in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin in breaking down Western resolve to treat Russia as a pariah.
He also said nothing about Ukraine, a country that suffers Russian hybrid aggression and lost part of its territory, the Crimean peninsula. We are going to negotiate arms treaties and talk out our differences as Ronald Reagan did with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Republican Patriots: "Where are you???" tweeted John Brennan, said former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan. He has repeatedly decried a "witch hunt" against him.
On Monday, Trump also resurrected several debunked conspiracy theories about his opponent Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, called out an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent involved in the meddling probe by name and complained about media coverage.
Strzok is on paid leave from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Monday's meeting in Helsinki has unleashed a torrent of wild denunciations that verge on a direct appeal to the military and intelligence agencies to take action to force Donald Trump's removal from the White House.
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In the west of the adjacent province of Daraa, Russian air raids killed one civilian near the village of Al-Aliya, it said. The Syrian troops and allied forces have been advancing in their battles against the militants the south for weeks.
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