Drudge Report: 'Putin dominates' Trump in Helsinki

Cheryl Sanders
July 18, 2018

"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", Trump said during Monday's press conference, when asked whether he believed us intelligence officials over Putin, who denied any election meddling.

Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham described Trump's Helsinki summit and joint press conference with Putin as a "missed opportunity" to hold Russian Federation accountable for meddling in the 2016 election. He not only resorted to his usual misdirection about the Democratic National Committee's computer server, but he also refused to back up the claims of his intelligence director against Putin's denials.

The witch hunt he refers to is the allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential elections which put Mr Trump in office.

Despite a Department of Justice indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers last week, Trump did not condemn any alleged Russian action during the press briefing.

United States lawmakers blasted President Donald Trump Monday over his uncritical comments towards Russian Federation during a landmark summit with Vladimir Putin, calling it "shameful", "dangerous" and "verging on treason".

"The United States has been foolish", Trump told reporters and statesmen when asked about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Putin did not deny that such material exists, only saying that he did not know who Trump was when he visited Moscow.

Trump suggested the United States and Russian Federation were to blame for troubled relations between the two countries.

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, called it "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

On to business matters, he said the two had "a lot of good things" to talk about, including "everything from trade to military, to missiles, to nuclear, to China, we'll be talking a little bit about China - our mutual friend President Xi".

"To side with Putin over US intelligence is disgusting; to fail to defend the U.S.is on the verge of treason".

After a stormy North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels last week, Trump was accused by critics of prioritising his ties to Putin over the transatlantic alliance. "All the more the United States will host the World Cup in 2026". "Iowans understand that Putin is a tyrant and it is now more critical than ever that both parties in Congress work together to protect our election systems, democratic process and national security interests both at home and overseas". "The Russian state has never interfered and is not going to interfere in internal USA affairs", he said.

"Putin described something as "a very interesting offer, '" Rojansky told a panel on CNN".

Flake apparently was referring to Trump's response when asked who was at fault for the decline in relations between the the USA and Russian Federation.

Putin noted that Russia would expect the U.S.to return the favor and cooperate in the Russian probe against William Browder, a British investor charged in financial crimes in Russia.

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