Putin invites Trump to Moscow, but ‘conditions need to be right’
Putin invites Trump to Moscow, but ‘conditions need to be right’
Trump Is Open To Visiting Russia If Putin Invites Him, White House Says
30 July, 2018, 23:59
Trump said last week he would invite Putin to Washington for an autumn meeting, a daring rebuttal to fierce criticism over their summit in Helsinki, in which he appeared to give credence to the Russian leader's assertion that Moscow did not interfere in the 2016 US presidential election.
Trump repeated claims that the federal investigation into the election was "a disaster".
The president on Friday denied knowing about a 2016 meeting his son Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign staff held at Trump Tower with a group of Russians who offered damaging information about Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Trump has a particularly fraught relationship with CNN, which he often blasts as purveyor of "fake news'".
With an eye on U.S. mid-term elections in November, a bipartisan group of senators is pushing the "DETER Act" legislation putting Putin on notice that his country would be hit with more USA sanctions if Russian Federation interferes in future polls.
His invitation for Mr Trump to come to Moscow - whether the invitation has been formally tendered or is only in spirit - also appears to pressure the United States president to show whether he is bold and disruptive enough to buck intense criticism at home.
"PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) Yes, I did". Both Republicans and Democrats blasted Trump for being too deferential to the Russian leader. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders first called on Jeff Mason, a White House correspondent for the Reuters news agency.
The possibility of a Trump trip to Moscow emerged on Friday, after Putin said he was ready to invite Trump - or to visit Washington.
"If I were running CNN, I would tell the news professionals to stick to the facts and avoid making disparaging comments about Trump", he told AFP.
"Say that again?" Coats asked the interviewer. "OK, that's going to be special", Coats added with a laugh.
Trump was widely criticized at home for appearing to have accepted Putin's claim in Helsinki that Russian Federation did not meddle in the 2016 U.S. elections. "I mean, we need to have the facts lead to the right conclusion, so I support the investigation, I have from the start".
The White House was under fire Wednesday for barring a CNN reporter from attending an event with the president, allegedly for having asked questions that officials objected to.
In what some interpreted as an act of defiance toward his critics, Trump revealed unexpectedly that he planned to invite Putin to Washington for a follow-up meeting in the fall.
As you know, the first full length bilateral meeting with trump and Putin took place on 16 July in Helsinki.
But Mr. Trump also has encouraged persistent questioning in such events, frequently answering questions on unrelated topics that he wants to discuss, sometimes for as long as 15 minutes or more.
He went on to say that he chose talking with Putin over silence.
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the Apec Summit in Danang November 11, 2017.
Ryan has said he did not speak to the president in the days after the Helsinki summit.
According to opinion polls published Thursday, a large majority of Americans disapproved of Trump's handling of the summit - but members of his party approved by a wide margin.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) also encouraged Trump to continue pushing for a better relationship with Putin and Russian Federation at large.
Among Republicans expressing concern was Senator Lindsey Graham, a prominent voice on foreign policy. "It can not stand", said the group's president, Olivier Knox.
Relations between Russian Federation and the United States have been fraught because of disputes over Russia's annexation of Crimea and allegations - denied by Moscow - of interference in American elections.
After fighting a war for nearly two decades, both the U.S. and the Taliban now feel that a military solution is nearly impossible. Some 3,550 worldwide coalition troops, including 2,413 Americans, have died in Afghanistan since the invasion in 2001.
No coercive action will be taken against anyone, hence there is no need for anyone to panic, says Rajnath Singh . The demand for NRC wasthere for many years and the list which has been published today is not thefinal list.
Pence's initial announcement of possible sanctions came at the close of a three-day conference on religious freedom. One of Brunson's attorneys is Jay Sekulow, who also represents Trump in the Russian Federation investigation.
In the interview, Pompeo acknowledged that he was not in the room when Trump and Putin met for almost two hours in Helsinki. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin before their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, July 16, 2018.
Speaking after the race, Vettel said the small mistake resulted in a huge effect for him as he loses the lead of the championship. But, at the team's home race, Mercedes called off the fight: "Valtteri, this is James (Vowles - chief strategist)".
More than 500 climbers including 21 from Malaysia are reportedly still stranded on the volcanic Mount Rinjani in East Lombok. About 820 trekkers, including 617 foreigners, were said to have been on Mount Rinjani during the natural disaster .
Since Trump's meeting with Putin, there have been a lot of questions about what the two world leaders said to each other. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said at the hearing. "The President. will be their toughest enemy, most hard enemy", he said.
Gun ownership also requires training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification and criminal record checks. She had recently graduated from high school and was preparing to study nursing at Hamilton's McMaster University in the fall.
US crude was at $68.40 a barrel, down 13 cents by 11 a.m. (1500 GMT), while Brent crude fell 10 cents to $73.35 a barrel. When the deal was scraped off by the Trump and his cabinet in 2018, tensions began to mount between the two countries.
Facebook Facing Legal Issue After Stock Plunge
Shareholders often sue companies in the U.S. after unexpected stock price declines, especially if the loss of wealth is large. After a surprisingly weak growth forecast in this week's earnings report, Facebook's stock price dropped 19 percent.
ISIS Attacks Kill at Least 150 in Southern Syrian City
The Russian military said that IS attempted to bring Israel into conflict with the Syrian regime army by firing across the border. The regime controls nearly all of Sweida province but ISIS retains a presence in desert areas of its north and east.
Hamas, others move to uphold ceasefire with Israel
The protests also demand a "right of return" for descendants of Palestinian refugees to ancestral homes in what is now Israel. A 17-year-old Palestinian crept into the settlement of Adam on Thursday night and stabbed Yotam Ovadia, 31, to death.
Who Is John Cowell? BART Stabbing Suspect Information
The sisters were celebrating the birthday of Nia's late boyfriend who drowned two years ago, according to the Sacramento Bee. The victims" cousin, Ebony Monroe, said Wilson was a " beautiful, sweet person' who loved her cousins, makeup and fashion.
Trump, Juncker tout deal pulling back from US-EU trade war
He said they made improvements on security and the economy, saying the economic reforms are those in which "both of us will win". After Trump hit China with tariffs, they responded with a 179 percent retaliatory tariff on USA sorghum.
Republican lawmakers move to impeach Rod Rosenstein
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein, along with FBI Director Christopher Wray , faced dozens of angry Republicans at a House hearing last month.
Cricket star Imran Khan declares victory in Pakistan election
A wild card in the election was the unexpected proliferation of candidates - more than 600 in total - from religious parties. The military has ruled Pakistan through various coups for almost half of the country's history since independence in 1947.