Republicans, Democrats slam Trump for being soft on Putin

Donald Trump has dealt a fresh blow to hopes that he will confront the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, over election interference as they met, blaming the United States rather than Moscow for poor diplomatic relations.

Mr Trump said last week that he planned to again raise the meddling issue with Mr Putin, but questions have been swirling about whether Mr Trump will sharply and publicly rebuke his Russian counterpart for the interference that prompted a special investigation probe that Mr Trump has repeatedly labelled a "witch hunt". "I mean I think we can do something that's good for everybody".

"Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory". "The world wants to see us get along", the USA president said. "There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russian Federation, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals".

His performance was denounced as "treasonous" by a former Central Intelligence Agency chief and condemned as "shameful" by a Republican senator, although other Republicans were more cautious.

"I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression", tweeted Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. "This is shameful".

USA files trade cases at WTO against five trading partners
China's Ministry of Commerce is pursuing legal remedy against the USA over new tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. Up to now Beijing has waited for the USA to "fire the first shot" in the escalating trade war .

Asked if he believed US intelligence agencies, which concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election to help him defeat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, he said he was not convinced.

At the news conference, Trump was invited by reporters to offer any criticism of Russian Federation but he repeatedly declined.

US President Donald Trump has defended Russian Federation over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. Trump seemed to return the favor by waiting until Putin had arrived at the palace before leaving his hotel.

"Where are the Republicans who know in their heart the president is giving away the store to Vladimir Putin?".

At the press conference, which followed an hourslong private meeting between Trump and Putin, Trump cast doubt on the USA intelligence community's assessment that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump responded by calling her the "puppet".

Meghan Markle's Dad Says She's "Terrified" of Her New Royal Role
If you want to get Kate's look for less - we have found the ideal high street alternative from Warehouse. In his newest interview, Thomas confirmed the staged photos ruffled a few feathers at Kensington Palace.

During the conference, Putin reiterated his denial of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

With a wink and a slouch, respectively, Mr Trump and Mr Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday as the American leader declared that "the world wants to see us get along" and predicted rosy future relations.

Brennan served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2013 through January 2017.

"Donald Trump's press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was nothing short of treasonous", Brennan, a frequent critic of Trump, tweeted during the event. "Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this unsafe behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump".

"The United States is not to blame", Sasse said.

Modrić says Golden Ball 'bittersweet' after World Cup defeat
England's Harry Kane won the Golden Boot award with six goals scored during the tournament. Note that the captain of the Croatian Luka Modric was the best player of the tournament.

Related News:

  • DOJ Charges Russian National Maria Butina With Acting As Foreign Agent

    She reportedly has been an advocate of gun rights in Russian Federation and was a "special guest" at an NRA meeting in 2014. Alexander Torshin, the head of Russia's central bank, and Butima met with Donald Trump, Jr.at the NRA's 2016 convention.

    Trump and Putin meet for high-stakes summit

    Riding high after hosting a successful World Cup, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought a special gift to his summit with U.S. Mr Putin described the Helsinki meeting as "candid and useful" while Mr Trump said there had been "deeply productive dialogue".
    Rio Ferdinand explains Mourinho's problem with Paul Pogba

    Rio Ferdinand explains Mourinho's problem with Paul Pogba

    It certainly didn't help that the midfielder had no goals or assists entering the final. The World Cup star chose to sing the familiar tune during a winners' photoshoot.
  • Stranger Things Featurette Has a Steve Harrington Update

    Stranger Things Featurette Has a Steve Harrington Update

    While it doesn't outright confirm we're going to have to wait until next year, the video ends with, "coming next summer". Starcourt Mall will be one of the finest shopping facilities in America and beyond with options for the entire family.
    South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies

    South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies

    They've built an instrument that will be the envy of astronomers everywhere and will be in great demand for years to come'. It is obscured by intervening clouds of gas and dust, making it invisible from Earth using ordinary telescopes.
    Trump Supreme Court nominee was 'bland eater' in college

    Trump Supreme Court nominee was 'bland eater' in college

    President Donald Trump's nominee to fill Kennedy's seat, Brett Kavanaugh , would likely take the court in a different direction . A former clerk for Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh responded incredulously to a threat by New York Gov.
  • U.S., North Korea to resume search for remains from Korean War

    U.S., North Korea to resume search for remains from Korean War

    Speaking afterwards in Tokyo, Pompeo insisted the talks were making progress and were being conducted in "good faith". Returning the remains was part of the deal signed by Kim and Trump in Singapore.
    United Kingdom  parliament vote to reveal extent of anger over May's Brexit plan

    United Kingdom parliament vote to reveal extent of anger over May's Brexit plan

    Ms Greening, who represents the London seat of Putney, is the most high-profile MP to back a second referendum. I think we're going to have a great trade deal.
    French fans go wild from Paris to Moscow

    French fans go wild from Paris to Moscow

    Typically, celebrations in France end up with some broken shop windows and other destruction, and this was no exception. Fans clashed with the riot police, leading them to shut down all public transport links in the city and local trains.
  • Emmanuel Macron's reaction to France's World Cup victory is delightfully relatable

    Emmanuel Macron's reaction to France's World Cup victory is delightfully relatable

    A sublime ball by Banega, and even better control and a finish by Messi to open the scoring in an eventual Argentina win. He looked pedestrian at times, committed some uncharacteristically poor passes, and was routinely sloppy in possession.

    Putin summit kicks off in Helsinki

    Vladimir Putin said: "The time has come to talk in a substantive way about our relations and problem areas of the world". " Presidents Trump and Putin respect each other and they get along well", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
    The Crown First Look: Olivia Colman Is Queen Elizabeth II

    The Crown First Look: Olivia Colman Is Queen Elizabeth II

    Season three, which is now in production, will jump forward in time from the end of season two and feature a new cast. Netflix has released the first photo of Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth II in season three of The Crown .


Most liked

China files WTO challenge against latest U.S. tariff plan
Here, a container ship is unloaded at the Port of Oakland in California last week after completing a voyage from China. On June 21, Turkey slapped tariffs between 4 and 70 percent on $1.8 billion in USA products.

Uber Announces New Tools for Tricky Pickups
If you're in a crowded area or it's just dark, you can set the app to take over the screen with a color specific to your driver. Your driver will receive a message telling them what color to look for, so you can just hold your phone in the air.

Girl, 7, killed on interstate after walking away from crash
That adult, the 7-year old's father who chose to get into his vehicle around 3:30 Sunday morning and drive drunk on the highway. The girl, who was not identified, was texting 911 for help when she was hit by a auto , according to the Detroit Free Press .

Duchesses day out: Meghan and Kate show off close bond at Wimbledon
And while this is a sweet gesture from a man who misses his child, I WISH he'd stop harping on to the press about it. In fact, she also says that Meghan is "as cliched and colonized as the most mahogany-hued bimbo on Love Island ".

Donald Trump calls European Union a 'foe'
In a pair of early morning tweets Saturday morning, the president said previous administrations have been unsuccessful in getting other countries to contribute more to defense.

Rain sticks around in Central Georgia
A cold front will swing through tonight into Tuesday morning with rain coming to an end and clouds starting to clear tomorrow . We'll see more scattered showers and passing storms through Wednesday morning followed by warmer, drier weather by week's end.

Donald Trump’s advice to Theresa May on Brexit: sue the European Union
The plans have angered many Brexit supporters and have seen the resignation of two prominent Cabinet ministers . Trump later revoked everything he said to the Sun and said that a trade deal would be "absolutely possible".

April Tinsley cold case: DNA leads to arrest 30 years after murder
Police arrested an IN man on Sunday for the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl who was found dead IN a ditch 30 years ago. Three of the messages were inside plastic baggies with used condos and Polaroid pictures of the senders nude lower body.

Papa John blames Roger Goodell for pizza company's 'divorce' from the NFL
The NFL parted ways with Papa John's earlier this year, but multiple individual teams still do business with the company. I will personally be leading this effort because there is nothing more important for Papa John's right now.

MS Dhoni booed at Lord's after batting go-slow in big England win
Dhoni became the second wicket-keeper to complete 10,000 runs in one-day internationals. "We started pretty well with the bat". We shouldn't judge a player on the basis of one match", former India pacer Ashish Nehra said at the post-match TV show.

KC officers shot - police in standoff with suspect
The 25-year-old Koppu was a master's degree student from India who was studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Police said they are not looking for any additional people in connection with the shooting of the detectives.

Croatia’s president is against attempts to isolate Russian Federation
The speed and shots effectivity won France their second World Cup. "Congrats to both teams!", a comment on social media said. Grabad-Kitarovic, the 50-year-old president of Croatia was born on April 29, 1968 in the Croatian part of Yugoslavia.

Mueller’s New Indictment Points to Collusion With Russia
Stone went on to closely parse the language of the indictment, arguing, "My contact with the campaign in 2016 was Donald Trump". The thefts and disclosures of Democratic emails were part of a Kremlin-authorized attack targeting the race and Mrs.

Former UK Cabinet secretary seeks new Brexit referendum
It comes after former education secretary Justine Greening, a long-time Remainer, joined in the calls for another referendum. There is not going to be a second referendum ... under any circumstances", the spokesman told reporters.

Iran Touts Russia's Plan to Invest in Its Oil With Sanctions Looming
Macron to discuss Syria, Iran with Putin: French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss Syria, Iran and Ukraine with Russian President Vladimir Putin when they meet in Moscow on Sunday, the day of the soccer World Cup final between France and Croatia, a source at the French president´s office said.