Published: Tue, July 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Journalist bravely confronts Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

Journalist bravely confronts Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

If anyone is "the enemy of the people", it is Trump himself. Perhaps some nefarious backroom dealing went on there, or maybe Trump told Putin he would not stand in the way of the Russian leader's objectives in Ukraine or Syria - but it's more likely that the men spent the better part of their two hours alone together vigorously agreeing about how much they hate Hillary Clinton and how Mueller has got to go.

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

On the evidence of their news conference in Helsinki, Trenin wrote on Twitter, Putin is "now vocally supporting his USA counterpart against his domestic foes".

Putin did not answer a question on whether he has collected compromising personal material on Trump and his family.

Think of how extraordinary - how unprecedented - that moment was. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

"Yeah, we all were", Kimmel said. "But I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today", Trump said. How will Putin use whatever Trump could be hiding to advantage Russian Federation & hurt America? Lemire asked Mr Trump.

Trump's 2013 trip to Moscow is only the tip of a Titanic-size iceberg.

Given an opportunity on the world stage, Trump backed away.

Trump's openness to the symbolic offer appeared to cede the high ground to Putin.

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Using a private laboratory that specializes in "snapshot DNA phenotyping", investigators narrowed the pool of potential matches. Clint Hetrick approached Miller at his home and asked him to come to the Fort Wayne Police Department to talk with detectives.

The speculation, while hardly conclusive, is entirely reasonable.

Trump's top national security officials, Democrats and most Republicans in Congress say US intelligence agencies got it right in finding that Russians secretly tried to sway the election.

Finnish papers declared Putin the clear "winner" of the summit, one with a scoreboard, another carrying the headline "Trump was my favourite" alongside a smiling Putin. He called the appointment of a special counsel on Russian interference and the involvement of USA persons in that effort, Robert Mueller III, a "disgrace" to the country and an impediment to his own efforts to improve ties with Russia. "But instead, just take it until he's gone", Colbert joked.

The sellout in Helsinki only adds further credence to this speculation about the true nature of Trump-Putin ties. Trump said his meeting with Putin went "very well", adding that he and the Russian leader discussed the "disagreements" between the U.S. and Russia "at length", including the subject of election interference.

"President Putin, he just said it's not Russian Federation. That's the important point that I'm trying to make", Putin said.

The president also spoke of the importance of diplomacy and the need to maintain "strong dialogue" with Russian Federation.

And when Putin called Trump "Donald" - a sign of disrespect that Trump's foes usually use - the president should have responded in kind, calling Putin "Vlad".

Angry criticism of his disavowal of his own intelligence agencies came even from within Trump's Republican Party.

On March 18, President Vladimir Putin signed the treaty on Crimea's reunification with Russian Federation and the Federal Assembly (parliament) approved the document on March 21. But Trump just can not bring himself to do it.

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