Democrats Call on Trump to Cancel Putin Meeting Amid Hacking Indictments

Democrats Call on Trump to Cancel Putin Meeting Amid Hacking Indictments

"President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russian Federation takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won't interfere in future elections". Democrats in Washington on Friday called on Trump to cancel his meeting with Putin.

"I am confident that President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin will put America in a better place". "He will come in with his facts, with maps, and I'm afraid that actually the President could be taken advantage of".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, said the release of the indictments were just a formality and that he briefed President Trump about the new charges earlier this week.

Just days earlier in Brussels, Trump offered startlingly cutting criticism of one of the closest United States allies - accusing Germany of being "a captive of Russia" - before insisting hours later that he has "a very, very good relationship with (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)" and a "tremendous relationship with Germany".

Trump and Putin have displayed a chummy chemistry in their first meetings and Putin's approach to Trump could be key to the summit's outcome.

US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has already asserted that Trump will need to "go in with eyes wide open" when he meets with Putin and make "a sober assessment of the root causes of our problems".

No time limit has been set for the top-level talks, and it is up to Putin and Trump whether to sign a joint communiqué after the talks, he added. Republicans were mostly silent on the matter.

"I will absolutely, firmly ask the question" about interference in the USA election, Trump said at a news conference with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at Chequers, her country estate.

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Wondering whether Trump will have the courage to challenge Putin & say Putin is full of it when he denies that his government had any role in the hacks during the 2016 campaign.

But in a tweet Saturday morning, Trump did not criticize Putin or condemn Russia's actions. Peskov said supplies of gas doesn't make one country dependent on another but only completes "mutual dependence" which he said guaranteed "stability and future development", Reuters added.

When asked at a news conference on Friday whether he would tell Putin to stay out of US elections, Trump said "Yes". But the mixed messaging has left America's friends and allies confused, particularly after a contentious North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit where Trump questioned the value of the alliance that Putin has long denounced and sought to weaken.

Eighteen Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs panel urged Trump in a letter to cancel the meeting, saying that "due to your constant expressions of sympathy for Vladimir Putin" the lawmakers "do not have confidence that you can faithfully negotiate with the Russian leader".

On Iran, Macron urged Trump in vain earlier this year not to pull out of an global deal that eased sanctions against Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said in Brussels that he did not hear any of the European Union countries viewing Nord Stream 2 positively, the report said.

"I do not believe that the placing of children into such situations is consistent with the mission of HHS or my core values", he said.

Sturgeon, who rescinded Trump's "Global Scot" title after he pledged to cut Muslim immigration into the United States, switched on the first wind turbine last week. DOJ weighs appeal on AT&T merger MORE (Mass.), a frequent Sanders ally, have called on Trump to cancel the planned meeting entirely.

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