Sunday , 15 July 2018

Politics

Ahead of Trump-Putin meeting, lack of preparation leads to low expectations: Sources

Publicly, President Trump has said that he’s been preparing for this summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin his whole life, while admitting at NATO that he expects “just a loose meeting.” But privately, a State Department official and a source familiar with preparations says summit planning was so rushed that the No. 2s at the major departments — like State, …

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It 'belies common sense' Trump would 'press' Putin on election: Senator

A Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said that since President Donald Trump has “believed” President Vladimir Putin’s denials that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, it “belies common sense” that Trump “is going to sit down across from Putin and press him hard on the issue of Russian meddling.” “He has already said that he …

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Former DNC chair to Trump ahead of Helsinki summit: 'Confront Mr. Putin'

The former chair of the Democratic National Committee responded to the latest special counsel indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking into the DNC’s server during the 2016 presidential campaign by calling on President Donald Trump to “confront” Vladimir Putin about the allegations at their summit Monday. “First of all, it is finally acknowledged that the hacking was …

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'I find it hard to believe' Putin didn’t know about Russian interference: Bolton

President Donald Trump‘s top national security adviser said he finds it “hard to believe” Vladimir Putin didn’t know about top Russian military intelligence officials’ extensive efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election — efforts the Russian president has repeatedly denied were state sponsored. In an interview for “This Week” on Sunday, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan …

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