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This topic remains the single largest in the global and especially US media. It does not appear to be abating. The Russians are pouring as much kerosene on it as they can. Very interesting are reports on polling over public attitudes to Russia – these can be expected to further worsen in coming days. The Russian belief they have gained by creating more chaos and discord in the West will backfire badly. Attempts to reverse the trend will prove to be futile. Rep. Ryan discussing further sanctions on Russia. Interesting report on cyber agencies.


Report: ‘Furious’ John Kelly Gave GOP Leaders Go-Ahead to Criticize Trump | Newsmax.com

Report: ‘Furious’ John Kelly Gave GOP Leaders Go-Ahead to Criticize Trump

Majority of Americans think Trump mishandling Russia: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters

More than half of Americans disapprove of the way U.S. President Donald Trump is handling relations with Russia, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after his controversial summit and joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Poll: Majority of Americans Think Trump Mishandling Russia | Newsmax.com

POLL-Majority of Americans Think Trump Mishandling Russia -Reuters/Ipsos Poll

NBC Poll: Majority Consider Russia an Enemy or Unfriendly | Newsmax.com

According to a poll taken just before President Donald Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, the majority of Americans considers Russia to either be an enemy or unfriendly with the United States.

Few Americans view Russia as warmly as Trump does – CNNPolitics

The American public has never liked Russia but their views have only grown darker since Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election, in spite of President Donald Trump’s attempt to warm relations.

Trump Putin: US president reverses remark on Russia meddling – BBC News

The US president now says he accepts the view that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

Jake Tapper: Trump undermined his own apology – YouTube

CNN Published on Jul 17, 2018 CNN’s Jake Tapper says President Trump took things to a new level with his statement clarifying his comments at the joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Cuomo: Trump betrayed country as exercise in vanity – YouTube

CNN Published on Jul 16, 2018 CNN’s Chris Cuomo reacts to President Donald Trump’s comments during the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.

Discord over Trump’s Helsinki humiliation hands Putin another win – CNNPolitics

Vladimir Putin is winning so much, he’s going to get tired of winning.

Putin’s ‘incredible offer’ is a ploy to learn what we know and how we know it | TheHill

President Trump is facing well-deserved bipartisan criticism for his dismal performance in Helsinki. Many have already commented that Trump threw the U.S. intelligence community under a bus but things may actually be worse than that.

Schumer on Trump: ’24 Hours Too Late’ | Newsmax.com

President Donald Trump was “24 hours too late and in the wrong place” in backtracking on his comments siding with Russia over U.S. intelligence agencies while standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Tuesday per a report in the Washington Examiner.

Dem Letter Calls for Details of Trump’s Private Putin Meeting | Newsmax.com

After his one-on-one meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, President Donald Trump is being pressed by Senate Democrats to reveal what he talked about Monday.

Trump read from a typed script to claim he misspoke in his press conference with Putin, with a handwritten note: ‘THERE WAS NO COLUSION’ | Business Insider

President Donald Trump read from a typed script on Tuesday afternoon to claim he misspoke in his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump’s Helsinki Walk-Back Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Bloomberg

There are still questions about his deference to Putin.

Trump Says He Accepts That Russia Meddled In U.S. Election

President Donald Trump says he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in his favor, but that Russian actions did not have an…

Trump ‘Accepts’ That Russia Meddled In 2016 U.S. Election

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But he said Russian actions did not have any impact on the outcome of the vote. Trump’s remark to journalists on July 17 came as he faces a wave of criticism from allies and critics over his performance a day earlier at his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump Decided Russia Indictments Should Come Pre-Summit, Sources Say | Newsmax.com

Trump Decided Russia Indictments Should Come Pre-Summit, Sources Say

‘Disgraceful’ Or ‘The Right Tone’? Media Takes On Trump-Putin Summit

Commentators on Russian TV were broadly positive about the Trump-Putin summit, but there was strong criticism on U.S. and international media outlets about how the U.S. president handled it.

Lights Go Out on Trump as He Praises US Intelligence | Newsmax.com

Either someone played a prank or Mother Nature had an ironic sense of timing, as the lights went out at an inopportune time for President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon.

Trump Could Order FBI to Investigate Hacked DNC Server | Newsmax.com

The authority to order the FBI to examine a hacked Democratic National Committee Server at the center of Russian election meddling is in the hands of President Donald Trump, he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight on Tuesday.

Trump keeps up defense of Helsinki performance – CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to defend his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a day after walking back his remarks in which he would not endorse US intelligence findings on Russian election meddling over Putin’s denial.

Exclusive: Trump White House’s Intelligence Chief Is Leaving | Just Security

Michael Barry, the senior National Security Council director for intelligence programs, is leaving the White House, according to two government

Browder: Trump May Have Agreed To Help Russian Prosecutors Pursue Him

British-American investor and rights activist William Browder says U.S. President Donald Trump may have made a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their summit to help Russian law enf…

Russia wants to interrogate ex-U.S. ambassador McFaul, other Americans in criminal case – NY Daily News

Vladimir Putin had said made mention of the case against financier Bill Browder while standing next to President Trump.

The Unwinding of Donald Trump | The New Yorker

David Remnick writes about Donald Trump’s attempt to explain his comments at the Helsinki summit, about Russian interference in the 2016 election, as a misunderstanding.

Putin Reveals Trump Discussed Sanctions And Ukraine Crisis During Closed-Door Talks

In a separate interview with Fox News, Putin said Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

GOP Senator Offers The Craziest Theory For Why Trump Didn’t Stand Up To Putin

The president aired doubts about Russian meddling in order to stick it to Vladimir Putin, Sen. Mike Rounds hypothesized.

Vladimir Putin refuses to touch indictment papers naming Russian spies accused of hacking 2016 US presidential election – NY Daily News

Russia President Vladimir Putin become agitated when Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace waved the Justice Department indictment of 12 Russians accused of interference in the 2016 presidential election in his face during a tense interview.

Exclusive: Trump’s defense chief open to first talks with Russian counterpart – sources | Reuters

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is open to the possibility of the first talks since 2015 between the defense chiefs of the United States and Russia, a move that would deepen communication between Washington and Moscow, U.S. officials said.

5 words that reveal Trump still isn’t convinced Russia meddled in the 2016 election – CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump had one clear mission when he spoke to the press Tuesday afternoon before meeting with a handful of congressional Republicans.

The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel – ABC News

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Marc Thiessen: Trump isn’t the first president to embarrass America by cozying up to Putin | Fox News

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the many reasons President Trump’s news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed so insane.

Republicans Are Having A Hard Time Rationalizing Trump’s Helsinki Performance

All they’ve got are weak justifications and non sequiturs.

Father of MH17 victims attacks Trump on crash anniversary – CNN

An Australian father who lost three children in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has lashed out at President Donald Trump for his relationship with Russia, on the fourth anniversary of the tragedy.

Trump calls out ‘very aggressive’ Montenegro in latest NATO jibe

In the 12 years since Montenegro regained its independence, the European country has joined NATO, boosted its defense spending and sent troops to Afghanistan.

Trump Says Montenegrins ‘Very Aggressive,’ Suggests They Could Start WWIII

U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Montenegrins are strong, “very aggressive” people and suggested he fears NATO’s newest member could drag the alliance into a major war.

Trump fundamentally undermines NATO, suggests ‘aggressive’ Montenegro may attack Russia to start World War III | Business Insider

President Donald Trump returned to undermining NATO on Tuesday by singling out the alliance’s smallest and newest member, Montenegro, following a European tour that Republicans heavily criticised for misrepresenting US values.

Trump Wonders Why U.S. Should Always Have To Defend NATO Allies

“They may get aggressive, and congratulations, you’re in World War III,” Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson when asked about defending Montenegro.

Trump seems to question US commitment to defending all NATO allies – CNNPolitics

President Donald Trump seemingly questioned the United States’ commitment to defending all NATO allies in an interview that aired Tuesday evening.

Trump: Media only says I was ‘rude’ to NATO leaders, ignores ‘the money’ | TheHill

President Trump on Tuesday took aim at media coverage of last week’s NATO summit in Brussels, arguing that news outlets focused only on him being “rude to leaders” while ignoring “the money” alliance members have pledged toward defense.

Trump says ‘big results will come’ with Putin | Reuters

U.S President Donald Trump said Wednesday he got on well with Russian President Vladimir Putin at their summit in Finland and “big results will come”.

Trump Promises ‘Big Results’ From Controversial Putin Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump is promising that “big results” will eventually come from his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and says that Moscow “has agreed to help with North Korea.”

Russia agrees to help with North Korea relationship, Trump says | Fox News

Russia has agreed to help improve relations with North Korea, President Trump said in a tweet Wednesday.

Trump says Russia to ‘help with North Korea’ | Reuters

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia would help with North Korea and offered an enthusiastic update on the U.S. process of negotiating with the antagonistic Asian nation over nuclear weapons.

The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress is ready to consider more sanctions against Russia – 112.international

The House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress is ready to consider more sanctions against Russia. Paul Ryan, the speaker of the Congress’s lower chamber said that while taking to the press as quoted by Reuters. Answering the question if the Congress was ready to implement new sanctions against the Russian Federation, Ryan admitted he would be ‘more than happy’ to consider these sanctions. Ryan added he was sure about Russia’s interference with the U.S. presidential race in 2016. As is known, in April, the U.S. government imposed new sanctions against Russian oligarchs and companies; it was the response to the Kremlin’s meddling with the presidential election in the States. Earlier, the White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said at a briefing that the United States did not recognize the annexation of Crimea. ‘We do not recognize Russia’s attempt to annex Crimea. We agree to disagree with Russia on that front. And our Crimea sanctions against Russia will remain in place until Russia returns the peninsula to Ukraine,’ Sanders said.

NSA and Cyber Command to coordinate actions to counter Russian election interference in 2018 amid absence of White House guidance – To Inform is to Influence

There is a saying in the US Army, “In the absence of orders, attack”.  Translated to today’s ‘command’ environment, “if nobody is in charge, take charge”.  If Russian election interference is going to continue unabated, the NSA and Cyber Command are going to take them on. At least that’s what this article is saying.  Notice…

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