Trump Sees ‘No Reason’ Why Russia Would Meddle in U.S

US Pres. Trump: Spent a great deal of time talking about alleged Russian interference in 2016 election

US Pres. Trump: Spent a great deal of time talking about alleged Russian interference in 2016 election

"I don't see any reason why it would be", President Trump said, standing at podium side-by-side with the Russian president during a joint press conference Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin tried to lighten the mood at a post-summit news conference with American leader Donald Trump on Monday by tossing him a World Cup football.

Members of MA all-Democratic congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin, for his part, said he and Trump have maintained regular contact through phone calls and meetings at worldwide events but "the time has come to have a thorough discussion on various global problems and sensitive issues".

Just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country. And he appeared to lean toward Putin on the matter, saying: "I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today".

"Nobody is talking about the fact that Putin and Trump are, in effect, using their nuclear weapons for their own geo-strategic interests and threatening humanity with it", he added. "And I think it'll be to our advantage, just like with North Korea".

Trump said neither he nor Putin see any reason why Russian Federation should do that. John Brennan, who served as Central Intelligence Agency director between 2013 and January 2017, called the president's comments "treasonous".

Bolton's comments followed related reports from last week, namely an article published last Thursday in The New York Times asserting that Israel had "won an important commitment" from Putin that saw Russian Federation use its influence in Syria to move Iranian forces fighting alongside the Syrian Arab Army "tens of kilometers" away from the border of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Some members of the President's party agreed. Before that, he was a Republican senator from Nebraska.

"This is weird and flat-out wrong". Currently, several terrorist groups continue to control the majority of the Idlib province in the northwest of Syria and Daesh (ISIS) still maintains a presence in the northeastern portion of Syria currently occupied by the United States and its proxy forces. He made the untenable assertion that "I have confidence in both parties" - his intelligence officials, who say Moscow interfered, and Putin, who says it didn't.

"And he shouldn't be happy about it because there's never been a president as tough on Russian Federation as I have been".

"I never thought I would see the day when our American president would stand on the stage with the Russian president and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression", Sen. "This is shameful", tweeted Flake, who is not running for re-election.

But to Trump's critics, the friendly words lay in the shadow of his extraordinary denunciation of his own country's prior policies, which he tweeted hours before Putin arrived.

In a series of tweets Monday, Trump complained about the FBI investigation and faulted President Barack Obama for not stopping Russian attempts to meddle in the vote.

Trump Abroad
Trump questions if Russia interfered in US election

Russian cooperation with Israel is a "great thing" Trump said.

Graham also warned Trump to leave a soccer ball, a gift from Putin, outside of the White House.

Ahead of the two world leaders' summit, a new poll shows that almost two-thirds of Germans believe that the USA president is a greater threat to world peace than his Russian counterpart.

While acknowledging that the bilateral relations between the two countries were "complicated", Putin called his meeting with Trump "fruitful".

Trump's remarks at a joint press conference with Putin on Monday were condemned by Democrats and Republican leaders.

Mrs May's spokesman said that the United States president had already made clear, not least through his expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats, that he shares the PM's judgment that Moscow was responsible for the nerve agent attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal that last week claimed the life of Dawn Sturgess.

He also touched upon the indictment of 12 Russian nationals by a USA jury last week as part of Mueller's investigation for their alleged meddling with the 2016 elections, saying that he wasn't familiar with the full extent of the situation, saying that he will look into the matter. "At 90 percent of the nuclear power in the world between these two nations, and we've had a phony witch hunt deal it drive us apart".

Lawmakers had urged Trump to press for the extradition of the 12 Russian intelligence agents named in the indictment but Putin did not commit to doing so.

Russian commentators and editorialists who consider the European Union hostile, troublesome or irrelevant also welcomed Trump's criticism of longtime European allies as "foes" of the U.S. -Russian summit in eight years. However, that changed as of about four hours ago.

Trump and Putin then sat across from each other at a working lunch with high-level aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton.

"Zero collusion", Trump said.

Trump's remarks are likely to make attention on Russia's role in the 2018 elections even more focused - something Sen. "We also discussed at length the crisis in Syria".

Trump's Monday morning tweet and his words and actions in the last week have only amplified concerns about his approach to Russian Federation among U.S. allies and lawmakers of both parties in Washington.

Ronaldo like Nadal, Messi like Federer, says Cassano
You all know my statistics. "I hope I can give the best response on the field during matches, that's what I can do". Insigne made 48 appearances for Napoli last season, scoring 14 goals and assisting a further 14 strikes.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.