Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats made a startling admission during a White House press briefing on Thursday, telling reporters that he really doesn't know what was discussed between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two met in Helsinki last month.

"I'm not in a position to either understand fully or talk about what happened in Helsinki."

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President Donald Trump's polls have been on a downward spiral since his disastrous summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, where he sided with the Russian leader over his own intelligence agencies on whether or not Russia meddled with United States elections during the 2016 campaign.

First, we saw last week's Quinnipiac poll showing Trump falling to 38%.

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HELSINKI, FINLAND - JULY 16: Russian President Vladimir Putin gives U.S. President Donald Trump a soccer ball during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The two leaders met one-on-one and discussed a range of issues including Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S election. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin gifted U.S. President Donald Trump with an Adidas soccer ball after the two leaders met in Helsinki, Finland. Trump had praised Russia's job hosting the 2018 World Cup during a press conference following their one-on-one chat.

It turns out that soccer ball, like all Adidas soccer balls, contains a microchip capable of transmitting data to nearby mobile phones, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

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HELSINKI, FINLAND - JULY 16: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin answer questions about the 2016 U.S Election collusion during a joint press conference after their summit on July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. The two leaders met one-on-one and discussed a range of issues including the 2016 U.S Election collusion. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

A majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's handling of Monday's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, according to a new CBS News poll.

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US President Donald Trump (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

An unnamed White House source is claiming President Donald Trump ignored the advice given to him by his advisors ahead of his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday. Trump's comments at the media event were “very much counter to the plan,” the source said.

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