Published: Wed, July 25, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler: Putin is 'playing with' Trump

Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler: Putin is 'playing with' Trump

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump have agreed to continue their "useful contacts" and may meet by year's end, a Kremlin aide said Tuesday, as tensions rise in Washington over the direction of the United States leader's Russian Federation policy.

Based on the fact that no President has been tougher on Russian Federation than me, they will be pushing very hard for the Democrats.

Mr Trump again repeated the phrase that "no President has been tougher on Russian Federation than [me]", and that "they [Russia] definitely don't want Trump!"

It shouldn't be surprising that just days after Trump declared that he had confidence in US intelligence agencies, he would attack them.

He went on to say that he and the intelligence community were committed to supporting President Trump's "ongoing efforts to prevent Russian meddling in our upcoming elections".

"President Trump made clear last week in Helsinki and since that Vladimir Putin has him wrapped around his finger", Merkley said in a statement.

Multiple people shot in Toronto
But this past week, Toronto police deployed dozens of additional officers to deal with a recent spike in gun violence in the city. Footage from the scene shows a man walking along the footpath before pulling a pistol and firing through a restaurant window.

"The Russians better quit messing around in our elections", McConnell told reporters, adding that he was open to legislation to put pressure on Moscow.

Trump on Wednesday again reignited the controversy when he replied "no" when asked if Russian Federation is still targeting the United States, directly contradicting the current Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

Trump has called the summit a success and invited Putin to visit Washington in the autumn. "They did it the last time".

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, says that the White House's mixed messages on Russian interference in US elections was "not a good moment for the administration". "I think they've learned from 2016 methods, and different tactics that I believe they'll utilize again, whether it's in '18, '20 or '22, but they'll do it again and they'll be better at it".

The theory that Vladimir Putin has a tender, nearly fatherly interest in the political well-being of his friend Donald Trump received fresh validation today when the Kremlin deflected Trump's odd public invitation for a second summit meeting in Washington this fall.

The White House later said the president was saying "no" to taking reporters' questions and was not answering Vega's question. As I said, it was not a good moment, but it was what it was. The president also insisted that he met with Putin "in an attempt to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing humanity", despite knowing it could be poorly received in the U.S.

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