Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

Trump Vows to Confront Putin on Election Propaganda - Katie Pavlich

Deanna Wagner | 14 July, 2018, 09:53

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday said the summit was still moving forward and there were no plans to cancel it.

Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., has been a harsh critic of Trump, recently calling his visit at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels "disappointing".

Trump and Putin will meet in their first official standalone meeting on Monday at the Presidential Palace in Finland. "If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the #HelsinkiSummit should not move forward", McCain said in a series of tweets Friday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made no statement immediately after the indictments were announced at the Justice Department.

Russia's Foreign Ministry is denouncing the United States' indictment of 12 alleged military intelligence agents accused of hacking into Democratic accounts in the 2016 U.S. elections.

Jack Reed said Trump should cancel the meeting outright.

"President Trump must be willing to confront Putin from a position of strength and demonstrate that there will be a serious price to pay for his ongoing aggression towards the United States and democracies around the world", the Arizona senator said in a statement Friday.

Trump has repeatedly called the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller a "witch hunt", and some of his allies have said the probe should be brought to a quick conclusion.

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"Russia didn't beat Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump did".

"It defies logic that Putin did not know of this and that Putin did not approve of it", he said. "We should stand united against Putin's past and planned future attacks against us". He may deny it, ' Trump said.

"I will absolutely, firmly ask the question" about interference in the US election, Trump said at a news conference with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers, her country estate. But he predicted Putin wouldn't confess. "I will absolutely, firmly ask the question and hopefully we'll have a very good relationship with Russian Federation. 'I know you did it and if you continue to do it, we'll never have a good relationship'".

"There should be no one-on-one meeting between this president and Mr. Putin".

But less than three hours later, the California Democrat joined the chorus of party members calling for the meeting to be canceled. USA intelligence agencies have said the interference was aimed at helping the presidential campaign of Republican Donald Trump and harming the election bid of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. "Putin is not a friend of democracy". It really hurts our relationship with Russian Federation.

Meanwhile, a handful of House and Senate members called on Mr. Trump to cancel the Putin summit, or at least reconsider it. Sen.

But just hours before Rosenstein's announcement, the president continued to say the investigation was a "witch hunt" and hurt the relationship between the US and Russian Federation.

Two Foreign Affairs Democrats, ranking member Eliot L. Engel of NY and Ted Lieu of California, joined House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith, Rep.