After pummelling allies, Trump ends wild Europe trip with Putin embrace

Trump Openly Sided With Putin On Election Meddling In An Odd Press Conference

Paul Ryan: ‘No question’ Russians meddled in 2016 U.S. election

And asked if he trusted the USA intelligence community over Putin, Paul initially declined to respond, instead lamenting the power of the intelligence community and calling for increased checks on its authority.

Numerous president's critics have decried his trust in Vladimir Putin's word over the assessment from USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation had meddled in the 2016 election. "We must not tolerate efforts by Russian Federation or other actors that disrupt our democracy or undermine our interests around the globe".

It's become painfully hard to track exactly where we're at with the investigation into possible interference in the 2016 USA election by Russian Federation, given that something insane seems to happen every single day.

Lasha Tchantouridze is a professor of diplomacy and worldwide relations at Norwich University, who specializes in Russian Federation and the U.S. He says this meeting between the two leaders could be the start of something different. Browder was a driving force behind a USA law targeting Russian officials over human rights abuses.

Putin said people should be grateful that the Russians and Americans are working together behind the scenes to organize such a summit and that the two leaders agree that terrorism is a greater threat to both nations than appearances show.

"In addition to his comments at the press conference, Putin again denied any Russian interference in the US election in an interview with Fox News" Chris Wallace. Putin "said it's not Russian Federation", declared Trump, adding: "I don't see any reason why it would be." Huh?

'This was a very good day for President Putin, ' said Sen.

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Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a frequent Trump critic, said: "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".

"Of course, numerous problems remain, and we could not clear all the debris", said Putin. He added: "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".

It prompted one of Trump's own senior political appointees, who works on Russian issues, to speak out saying they had "little to no good expectations" for the summit. The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russian Federation, making it highly doubtful the Kremlin would ever voluntarily send over the defendants to be prosecuted in an American court. In his remarks Monday, he proved himself unwilling to remove the issue from politics or view it as a security threat or a challenge to USA democracy.

"I don't see any reason why it would be", Trump said. And the detailed allegations in the indictment make clear that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mueller's team believe they were able to pinpoint the hackers by name and establish how the cyberattacks unfolded. But it is in line with his comment in reference to a previous Putin denial that "I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it".

The US president added: "I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics". Russia, he said, "remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals".

Trump commented after holding hours of private talks with Putin.

"He continued to maintain that it was illegal to annex it", Putin said of Trump's stance. Putin shot back. "Have you forgotten about - well, has [President John F.] Kennedy been killed in Russian Federation or in the United States? But we need to put constraints on this, we need less histrionics", the source said.

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