Drag That Cheeto, Senator! John McCain Destroys Trump’s Meeting With Putin

Arturo Kim
July 18, 2018

As he stood with his Russian counterpart during a joint news conference following their two-hour meeting, Mr. Trump refuted the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies and appeared to accept Putin's denial that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

The summit's timing is awkward - it's taking place just three days after the Department of Justice, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, indicted 12 Russian intelligence operatives for meddling with DNC servers and confirming foreign involvement in the 2016 email leak. "It doesn't necessarily mean that they were successful in altering the outcome; it just means we know they were engaged". "I have great confidence in my intelligence people but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today", said Mr. Trump.

Republican Will Hurd said he had seen Russian intelligence manipulate many people in his earlier career as a CIA officer. Many critics noted that Trump's explanation appeared flimsy, explaining that he meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be" Russian Federation behind the election meddling rather than his stated line "I don't see any reason why it would be". We won't let the president say otherwise, but we're facing a question: "Where do we go from here?"

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema said in a statement, "Russia is an authoritarian regime that has attacked our democracy and continues to undermine the security of the United States and our allies".

James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Tuesday that Americans should vote for Democrats in the midterm election because Congress has failed to reign in President Donald Trump.

Choosing between Putin's version of events and USA intelligence services, "I think you have to respect the findings of the intelligence community", Crawford said in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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"A moral equivalence between the United States and Russian Federation not only defies reason and history, it undermines our national integrity and impairs our global credibility".

Baker likes reacting to Trump about as much as he likes a root canal, but this time realized he had to respond, especially with Republicans all over the country joining in panning the president.

But she took issue with the president's tone, saying Trump bullied other countries into something and then took credit for it.

In the United Kingdom, the Guardian splashed on a picture of Trump and Putin's Helsinki handshake with the headline "Nothing short of treasonous: Trump accused over Putin talks". Americans should expect such behavior from President Putin.

"Every U.S. President should develop a working relationship with global leaders".

Republicans have been hesitant to fully confront the President, who remains popular among GOP voters back home. "All the more as the United States will host the World Cup in 2026".

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