Tagged: Vladimir Putin

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Trump cancels G-20 meeting with Putin, citing standoff with Ukraine; decision follows developments in Russia probe

President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his planned meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Argentina. Trump’s cancellation came an hour after he told reporters that he would probably meet with Putin there. Dan Mangan | @_DanMangan President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his planned meeting with...

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Trump DENIES concern over son Don Jr.’s legal exposure for infamous Tower meeting but then admits for the FIRST time it was to get dirt on Hillary, but claims he personally ‘did not know about it!’

President Trump defended his son’s presence at the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have information on Hillary Clinton  Trump said those types of meetings are ‘done all the time in politics’ He confirmed it ‘was a meeting to get information on an opponent’ He...

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Senators introduce bill to slap ‘crushing’ new sanctions on Russia

A bipartisan group of senators is introducing legislation to impose “crushing” new financial penalties on Russia. The bill would slap new sanctions on Moscow, require two-thirds Senate approval if President Trump wanted to withdraw from NATO and force the State Department to determine if Russia is a state sponsor of terrorism. GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)...

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Rudy Giuliani: ‘Collusion Is Not A Crime’

Rudy Giuliani said Monday that President Donald Trump didn’t collude with the Russians in the 2016 election ― and that it wouldn’t be a crime even if he did. Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, railed against special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia interference in the election and whether Trump obstructed justice during two TV...

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Putin praises Trump’s commitment to fulfilling campaign promises

According to Putin, Donald Trump possesses a unique quality JOHANNESBURG, July 27. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin praised US President Donald Trump’s commitment to fulfilling promises made during his presidential campaign, Putin said during the press conference on the outcomes of the BRICS summit. “A real plus for Trump is...

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Pompeo fights back after GOP Sen. Corker hits Trump for ‘purposeful’ sowing of ‘doubt and distrust’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clashed with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during a tense Senate hearing on Wednesday, as he took a firm line on Russia amid criticisms that the Trump administration has been soft on Moscow. The hearing appearance marked the administration’s highest-profile chance to address...

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Pompeo, Mattis on cleanup duty after Trump diplomatic blowups

At the Hoover Institution, the pair make it clear they stand for a stable global order. PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Donald Trump’s top national security and foreign policy leaders declared their allegiance Tuesday to the global order that U.S. diplomacy fashioned and reinforced over the decades — just a...

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GOP to White House: End summit mystery

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are worried that Russian President Vladimir Putin may use his one-on-one meeting with President Trump in Helsinki to drive a wedge between NATO allies by claiming secret side deals with the United States. Congressional Republicans are urging the White House to get ahead of the...

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‘Coats has gone rogue’: White House fearing fallout if spy chief were to resign in protest after humiliating Helsinki diss by Trump and getting blindsided about Putin visit during live interview

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats issued a statement acknowledging Russian election interference after Trump questioned it He spoke Thursday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado and criticized the terms of Trump’s summit meeting with Putin A White House aide said he was ‘going rogue’  Fear he might resign...

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GOP seeks separation from Trump on Russia

Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to distance themselves from President Trump’s controversial comments on Russia earlier this week. With less than four months before the election, Senate Republican leaders say they will likely act on legislation sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) this year. That measure would impose stiff...

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Russian ambassador to the US says Trump and Putin reached ‘verbal agreements’ in Helsinki on nuclear and security issues – ‘much to the surprise of US officials’

Russia’s ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov told The Washington Post that the agreements were made in the summit this week  Issues included the New START treaty and INF arms control pacts Antonov also said that Trump and Putin may work together on joint military operations against terrorism in Syria Another...

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Trump Walks Back Controversial Comments On Russian Election Interference

A day after his much-criticized news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump attempted some damage control Tuesday, saying “I accept” the findings of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign. But he again repeated his claim that there was no collusion between his...

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Madeleine Albright: Trump at Helsinki summit ‘un-American, outrageous, ridiculous, stupid’

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Tuesday she was in “stunned belief” watching President Trump’s “un-American, outrageous, ridiculous, stupid” performance with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit the day before. Mr. Trump was “bending” to Mr. Putin’s wishes by not standing up for the U.S. and its intelligence agencies,...