The president has been widely criticised for failing to publicly denounce Russia's interference in the 2016 United States election and appearing to accept Mr Putin's denials of such activity.
Putin and Trump met in Helsinki earlier this month.
Here are some of the press conference's takeaways. "Yes, I did. Because he talked about bringing the U.S. -Russia relationship back to normal".
Mr. Trump later said he misspoke, claiming he meant to say he didn't see how it couldn't have been Russian Federation.
"They said that the questions I asked were inappropriate for that venue".
Trump said he ran a "clean" presidential campaign.. And Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that despite Trump's public statements that allegations of Russian interference are "a hoax" he accepts that Russia did meddle in the 2016 election.
The proposal is created to shore up government finances amid the country's increasingly negative economic outlook. Rather, she said, the president objects to "the shouting and the pouting long after the press corps has been politely asked to leave the room".
Trump's response to the criticism - an abruptly announced invitation for a second meeting in Washington in the fall - got an ice-cold reception from Republicans in Congress facing tough elections in November.
The rouble fell 1.2 % last Tuesday after two USA senators said in a statement they had begun working on new sanctions that would, among other things, take aim at Russian sovereign debt.
"We've all be foolish".
"So that is the grand challenge of this ... to try to figure out what is just noise and what is actually beneficial for us to be able to pursue, as far as a real problem with not only our democracy but with integrity and such", he said.
Trump's tentative yes to a Moscow trip comes even as lawmakers are still pushing for details about what he and Putin discussed in Helsinki.
Putin defended the annexing of Crimea but acknowledged the US had criticized the takeover. The administration said it "will continue to provide the support necessary to the owners of elections systems - State and local governments - to secure their elections". "Our viewpoint is different".
Both Trump and Putin have said they are determined to improve relations. He asked the media to dismiss such thoughts.
Trump's attack on those critics sent a warning to Coats and others now serving in the administration that if they speak out, they too will have their good names dragged through the mud with charges that they are part of the fictional "deep state conspiracy".
Trump trashed recent testimony given by an Federal Bureau of Investigation veteran.
The network has recently promoted to prime-time Chris Cuomo, brother of Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the anchor who this week broadcast a taped conversation involving Trump and his former personal lawyer.
Trump has repeatedly denounced the investigation as a "witch hunt" meant to delegitimize his presidency.