GLOR: "You say you agree with US intelligence that Russian Federation meddled in the election in 2016".
"As far as hacking, I think it was Russian Federation, but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people".
When asked whether there were concerns about the president's credibility given Trump's reversal of his remarks about Russian Federation on Tuesday, Sanders was quick to note she wasn't clarifying anything on Wednesday.
"I was absolutely appalled by what I heard at the White House", Browder said, commenting on the spokesperson's words. "So when they tell me something it means a lot".
"We want the interpreter to come before the committee", New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez told MSNBC.
Trump's brief comment and Sanders' explanation were the latest statements in a week in which he's clarified his beliefs on Russian meddling multiple times, starting Monday at a summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland.
He also said that Moscow's offer of assistance in the investigation of Russian military intelligence officials indicted in the U.S. on espionage charges, was "not high on our list of investigative techniques".
Faced with outrage at home, Trump sought to walk back his remarks on Tuesday, saying he accepted the intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation had meddled in the election.
At the Helsinki news conference, Trump cast doubt on the findings of the agencies.
The moment, captured during a summit in Helsinki on Monday, shows US President Donald Trump's wife shake hands with the infamous Russian leader, only to turn away looking dismayed at the encounter. Sanders added that Trump "said it was an interesting idea".
The basis for the assessment, despite what he said was "great confidence" in his intelligence agencies, was that Mr Putin had given an "extremely strong and powerful" denial.
The two leaders held two hours of closed-door talks with no one else present but the interpreters.
Trump made the comment Wednesday while answering questions during a Cabinet meeting.