• Trump aides face calls to resign after president's appearance with Putin

    3 monthes ago - By Politico

    Top aides to President Donald Trump faced calls from critics to resign after the U.S. leader publicly sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin and against the U.S. intelligence community over charges that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and national security adviser John Bolton were among the officials who political commentators and lawmakers said should quit their posts over the president's seeming submission to Putin during a joint news conference Monday. Even some on...
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  • Bolton Says US Troops Will Remain in Syria Until “Iranian Menace” Wiped Off the Map

    3 monthes ago - By MintPress News

    WASHINGTON - While most of the U.S. mainstream media spent the weekend fretting over President Donald Trump's Monday meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton revealed, perhaps inadvertently, a dramatic change in the Trump administration's Syria policy during a Sunday television appearance.
    During an interview with ABC's Next Week with George Stephanopoulos, Bolton was asked if a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria would be on the agenda of the Trump-Putin summit. In answering, Bolton not only confirmed that the “whole situation in...
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  • U.S. lawmakers attack Trump as 'weak' in summit with Russia's Putin

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Some prominent Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress on Monday strongly criticized President Donald Trump for failing to deliver a strong warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, saying Trump has sent a message of weakness to Moscow.
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  • U.S. Rep. Schiff: Trump comments give Putin OK on 2018 interference

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence panel said President Donald Trump's comments in Helsinki on Monday essentially gave Russian President Vladimir Putin permission to interfere in November's midterm election.
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  • Highlights: Trump and Putin speak after meeting in Helsinki

    3 monthes ago - By Politicus USA

    Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russia's Vladimir Putin behind closed doors on Monday in a long-awaited summit overshadowed by the U.S. president blaming his own country's past "foolishness and stupidity" for the two powers' hostile ties.
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  • U.S. Senate Democratic leader: Trump 'putting himself over' U.S

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday blasted President Donald Trump's comments at a news conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying his actions have "strengthened our adversaries while weakening our defenses and those of our allies."
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  • Trump-Putin press conference leaves members of both parties reeling

    3 monthes ago - By Politico

    President Donald Trump's joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday left members of both U.S. political parties reeling. Trump, who called the two-hour-long talks that preceded the joint appearance "direct, open, deeply productive," indicated that the U.S. was to blame for tensions between the two nations, avoided rebuking Putin for Russia's interference in the 2016 election, and even suggested the countries work together on cybersecurity. His comments drew criticism from lawmakers of both parties and from former government officials, many of whom argued the...
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  • Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn't interfere

    Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn't interfere

    3 monthes ago - By The Seattle Times

    HELSINKI - Russia's Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen. He said he favored the celebrity businessman because of his policies. Trump and Putin “spent a great deal of time” discussing allegations of Russian...
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  • Putin says he wanted Trump to win in 2016, didn't interfere

    3 monthes ago - By National Post

    HELSINKI - Russia's Vladimir Putin said Monday he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen. He said he favoured the celebrity businessman because of his policies.
    Trump and Putin “spent a great deal of time” discussing allegations of Russian election meddling as they met for several hours Monday, the U.S. president said. But Trump did not strongly condemn the interference efforts, which U.S. intelligence agencies insist did occur, including hacking of Democratic emails, the subject of last week's indictment of...
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  • With Putin by his side, Trump calls Mueller probe a 'disaster for our country'

    3 monthes ago - By Politico

    Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election “is a disaster for our country,” President Donald Trump said Monday as he stood side-by-side with the man the U.S. intelligence community has said ordered those efforts, Russian President Vladimir Putin. The U.S. president's criticism of the Mueller probe comes days after the Justice Department handed down indictments of 12 officials from Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, accusing them of launching cyberattacks against two Democratic Party organizations and the...
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  • Trump stresses Israel's security in talks with Putin

    3 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The United States and Russia will work together to ensure Israel's security, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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  • Trump says ‘no reason to believe' Russia hacked U.S. election

    3 monthes ago - By Politicus USA

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help him win, and Vladimir Putin "was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today".
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  • Tehran Says Trump Needs to Initiate Call If He Wants a Deal

    3 monthes ago - By Fortune

    If the U.S. wants a to make a deal with Iran, President Donald Trump will have to pick up the phone, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Bahram Qassemi said Monday, according to the AP .
    The statement comes a week after Trump said Iran is “feeling a lot of pain right now” due to increasing U.S. sanctions, the Jerusalem Post reports. “At a certain point they're going to call me and say 'let's make a deal,' and we'll make a deal,” he said.
    Qassemi negated Trump's statement on Monday, saying “I don't know whether he was making a joke or was speaking seriously, but there is a greater chance...
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  • Apparent protester removed ahead of Trump-Putin conference

    3 monthes ago - By ABC News

    An apparent protester has been escorted out of a joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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  • Vladimir Putin Sees Donald Trump as 'Weak' and ‘Incoherent' After Phone Call in March, Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Says

    3 monthes ago - By Newsweek

    President Donald Trump blasted Vladimir Putin in a phone call last March over a propaganda video that showed missiles hitting Florida.
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