Putin II: Second Meeting Being Planned Despite Confusion

Lester Mason
July 21, 2018

President Donald Trump continued to sow confusion Tuesday over whether he believes Russia is meddling in USA elections, a day after he said he misspoke in a Helsinki news conference following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin's comments come as Trump still faces condemnation on both sides of the political aisle after his fawning press conference in Helsinki with the Russian leader.

The Republican president accused the media of distorting comments in which he gave credence to Putin's denials of election interference despite the conclusions of the American intelligence community about Moscow's conduct.

But Trump has largely shrugged off the criticism and took aim at the "fake news media" Thursday for failing to recognize his achievements. "Just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country", he said.

Trump has faced criticism from both Democrats and Republicans about his handling of the Helsinki summit with Putin on Monday.

The New York Times report indicates that Trump's knowledge of Putin's interference in the 2016 election is nothing new.

(Sanders said the president was saying no to taking questions, though he then went on to take a different question.) Lawmakers and former intelligence officials have expressed outrage over the White House's previous suggestion that Putin's proposal from the Kremlin to potentially interrogate a group of Americans including a former USA ambassador was under consideration.


Burson told Time her goal with the Trump-Putin image was to make people "stop and think" about the similarities between the two leaders.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty was signed by the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1987. He says with that pressure on him, why shouldn't the US go forward and see what happens. And Sanders wanted to put the Senate on record as standing by USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Russian Federation intervened in the election that put Trump in the White House.

Trump has said the meeting with Putin will result in improved U.S. -Russia relations. "Putin is really, really mad and he really wants to get his hands on me".

The cover comes amid walkbacks, clarifications and contradictions by Trump following his joint news conference with Putin on Monday in Helsinki. Forty-two percent of registered voters said they approved of Trump's overall job performance, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll taken after the summit.

"I think the best art can change people's perception of how they see how they are as human beings", says Burson.

Putin announced the development of a new series of missiles ahead of his re-election in March that would reportedly be capable of circumventing USA missile defenses.

But on Wednesday, Trump appeared to suggest that Russian Federation is no longer targeting the USA elections, again contradicting the findings of US intelligence agencies. "I let him know we can't have this". But U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has given no public indication since the summit of plans to work more closely with the Russian military in Syria.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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