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Helsinki Summit Media (6)

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This is becoming a self-feeding argument. This may prove to be Russia’s biggest blunder since Crimea.

AP sources: Pence, Bolton, Kelly confronted Trump in Oval Office about Russia comments – Chicago Tribune

Facing condemnation from allies and foes alike on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump was outnumbered even in the Oval Office. Top aides gathered to convince

Report: Trump fawned over Putin after meeting, said he was strong, smart, cunning – INSIDER

President Donald Trump was reportedly surprised at the backlash over his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki last week. Trump reportedly thinks highly of Putin, specifically admires how he is “strong, smart and cunning” and enjoyed connecting with Russia, a powerhouse nation.

Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance, poll finds – The Washington Post

But findings showed that the reaction nationally is more muted than the criticism he has received from Democrats and some Republicans in Washington.

Republicans pressure White House to discuss Putin meeting

Congressional Republicans are pushing President Trump to reveal what happened behind closed doors at his one-on-one summit meeting with Russian ruler Vladimir Putin — unsettled by the White House’s silence as the Kremlin issues hints about “important verbal agreements” between the two.

Clinton slams Trump over Russia summit, says ‘hardly anybody who believes in freedom gets along with’ Putin – CNNPolitics

Hillary Clinton on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump over his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that “hardly anybody who believes in freedom gets along with” the Russian leader and that Trump “wants to be friends with Putin for reasons that we’re all still trying to figure out.”

Is President Trump Illegitimate? – WSJ

Russia hurt him, Comey helped him, but the Constitution put him in office.

Why Russia will help the Democrats next – POLITICO

Election meddling is cheap, effective and here to stay. And hurting the Republicans is the smart strategy for the midterms.

Donald Trump and the Age of Unconventional Diplomacy | The National Interest

Despite Donald Trump’s inability to commit to tough talk, the policies coming out of his administration have been the toughest on Russia since the Reagan administration.

Calling my fellow Republicans: Trump is clearly unfit to remain in office

My Republican colleagues must now end their willful ignorance of the damage Trump is doing both domestically and internationally.

Trump could get his intel from the government. Instead, he gets it from Fox News. – The Washington Post

The answers to his questions are out there. He just doesn’t want to hear them.

Will Donald Trump Be Impeached Or Resign? Odds Soar Amid President’s Week of Putin Mishaps

The Trump White House has repeatedly backtracked following the president’s apparent siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Americans are demanding: ‘What the hell happened in Helsinki?’ | TheHill

Why has President Trump since the campaign trail been unwilling and unable to admit that Russia committed an act of cyberwar?

‘When he gets into bunker mode, he kind of goes back to his true believers’: Trump faced a PR crisis after the Putin summit this week — and whose advice he took is anyone’s guess | Business Insider

It was just after mid-morning on the East Coast on Monday, and President Donald Trump had a public relations crisis on his hands.

Merkel: Germany can’t rely ‘on the superpower of the US’ anymore | TheHill

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took at shot at President Trump’s leadership, saying Europe could no longer rely on the United States.

Ex-U.S. Ambassador Herbst: Kremlin has no right to offer Donbas referendum amid Russian aggression | UNIAN

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst says the Kremlin has no right to offer to hold a new referendum in Donbas amid Russian aggression there. Russia held illegitimate referenda in Crimea in March 2014 and in Donbas in May 2014.

Trump’s Europe tour wasn’t what the media said it was

It would be nice to say you can think what you want about President Trump’s trip to Europe over the last week, but the national media is doing its damnedest to make sure you don’t by misrepresenting over and over again what exactly happened.

Matt Schlapp: Trump’s policies on Russia ‘two or three times tougher than anything’ under Obama | TheHill

Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, late Friday dismissed criticism of President Trump’s joint summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, touting the Trump administration as tougher on Russia than the Obama administration. Schlapp told former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the guest host of Friday’s “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News that the Trump administration’s policy on Russia was “two or three times tougher than anything” implemented by the Obama administration. “[T]he policy coming out of the Trump administration, as you pointed out, is two or three times tougher than anything we saw in Obama. If you look at the export controls, if you look at the sanctions, if you look at the the number of people being kicked out of the country, if you look at the bombing that the president has done. If you look at every criteria, the president’s policy is tough,” Schlapp said.

U.S. Intelligence Director Says He Meant No Disrespect To Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump’s director of intelligence (DNI) says he did not mean to be disrespectful toward the president when he responded to news that Russian leader Vladimir Putin would likel…

Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

I’m on Putin’s hit list but I’m not the real victim – POLITICO

The Russian president is not our friend, no matter what Donald Trump says.

FBI Releases Documents On Suspicions Of Russia Ties By Former Trump Aide

The FBI has released documents related to the surveillance of a former campaign adviser to Donald Trump as part of its probe into whether the aide conspired with the Russian government to interfere…

FBI releases Carter Page’s surveillance records – CBS News

While the documents were heavily redacted in places, visible portions of the documents show the FBI telling the intelligence court that Page &quot;has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government&quot;

Administration releases application to wiretap Trump campaign adviser – The Washington Post

The classified document, heavily redacted, accuses Carter Page of acting as a Russian agent.

Trump’s Russia ambassador says he won’t resign | TheHill

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman on Saturday responded to a call to resign by saying he wouldn’t.

RANKED: Trump’s quotes on Putin, the Fed and Russian meddling

CNBC ranks Trump’s quotes on the Fed, and a slew of comments related to his controversial statement in Helsinki on Russian meddling.

Trump’s impulsive decrees weigh on Pentagon – POLITICO

A pattern of policy pronouncements will little or no notice ‘‘adds an extra layer of instability and stress,’‘ says one former top defense official.

Sources: Mattis Says NATO Summit ‘One of the Most Productive’ He’s Attended

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress this week the recent NATO summit was “one of the most productive” he has ever attended.

Will Jim Mattis get his waivers on Russia sanctions?

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was doing some last-minute lobbying on Russia sanctions Friday as Congress’ annual defense policy bill headed toward the finish line.

NATO: Counting Dollars or Measuring Value Archives | Defense360

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