Russian Defence Minister Praises Helsinki Summit as Deepening Moscow-NATO Ties
26 July, 2018, 18:31 | Author: Orlando Hughes
Mr Trump's appearance at a July 16 summit with Mr Putin in Helsinki drew a fierce backlash in the United States after he shied away from blaming the Russian leader for interference into the 2016 election.
Mr. Pompeo also forcefully defended the president's diplomatic outreach to North Korea, rejecting criticism that there had been little concrete progress following the landmark summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month.
Corker's frustrations followed a week of walk-backs, reversals and clarifications from a Trump administration trying to account for the president's freewheeling comments about Russian Federation and the 2016 election.
Trump has repeatedly derided Mueller's probe as a "witch hunt" and emphatically insisted there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation. The matter is under investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The groups most likely to say Russian Federation won't do anything are strong Republicans (63 percent), Donald Trump supporters (58 percent), and white evangelical Christians (54 percent). Mr Trump appeared to respond "no" when asked by a reporter: "Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr President?"
A majority of Americans said they want the U.S.to forge a relationship with Russian Federation, but Americans are split on whether or not Trump should view Putin as an ally or an enemy.
Pompeo said he had personally told top Russian officials that there will be "severe consequences" for any interference in US elections or the American democratic process.
Trump has repeatedly declined to hold Putin accountable for annexing Crimea, pointing to former President Barack Obama instead for allowing it to happen under his watch.
The United States will never recognise Russia's annexation of Crimea, and will continue to insist Ukraine's territorial integrity be restored, Mike Pompeo says.
Pompeo told skeptical members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday that he had made the warning clear to Russian Federation in multiple meetings and conversations.
His testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee included a vigorous defense of Trump's policies. The US president seemed quite thrilled to receive the gift and said: "That's very nice".
Pompeo is expected to face tough questioning from committee members about Trump's summit with Putin.
Pompeo testily assured senators that Trump had relayed the contents of the meeting afterward. But on Saturday, Coats said the comment was not meant as a slight to the president and blamed the media for mischaracterizing the response.
"This same president with which you seem to express such a deep concern is engaged in a massive defense buildup, which threatens Vladimir Putin's regime", Pompeo told Democratic senators.
The Agriculture Department is announcing a $12 billion " short-term " plan to help USA farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. The European Union is already drawing up a list of ways to strike back if Trump goes forward with the auto tariffs.
At that time, Earth blocks most of the sunlight that would usually hit the moon, so that much of the moon is in Earth's shadow. While the partial lunar eclipse is expected to end by 3.49 am, and the penumbral eclipse would end by about 4.58 am.
Like Monday , storms will take advantage of plentiful tropical moisture and produce rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Highs will tumble into the rain-cooled 80s behind the front Thursday and stay there through this weekend.
Based on the sudden turn in his health, the Fiat-Chrysler board named longtime Jeep executive Mike Manley as CEO. CNH Industrial, which Marchionne also chairs, named Suzanna Heywood, as his replacement.
The Telegraph has claimed that a whole host of Arsenal first-team players face uncertain futures in the coming weeks. "We are also thinking about the players who were with us previous year and whether we need them to stay with us".
Facebook's disappointing second-quarter performance marks the first full quarter since one of its biggest scandals to date. The company is grappling with new data laws in Europe, criticism over its content policies and privacy issues.
Police have identified the suspect in Sunday night's shooting on a busy Toronto street as Faisal Hussain , 29. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said 15 people in total, including the gunman, were "struck by gunfire".
Wildfires are not uncommon in Greece, and a relatively dry winter helped create the current tinder-box conditions. By dawn Tuesday, fires were still burning around the capital, while others broke out elsewhere during the night.
"It's time to find a new deputy attorney general who is serious about accountability and transparency", Meadows said . Democrats have argued the focus on Rosenstein is an attempt to broadly undermine the Mueller investigation.
Sky are largely unpopular in France as their recent domination of the race revives memories of the rule of Lance Armstrong's U.S. Some reports stated police had used pepper spray, while others said it had been tear gas. "I had lots of bad luck", he said.
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