Any interactions between Trump and Putin are closely watched given the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
"If some officials refuse coming here, it is their personal business".
The United States also joined Britain, France and Germany in denouncing the Russian government for violating worldwide law for the attack on the spy, Sergei V. Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia.
As to Trump's posture toward Russian Federation, it is true his rhetoric isn't as hard-hitting on our enemy as most conservatives want. In his view, the founding document falls short in dealing with today's political realities. That's the catchall phrase for career officials and the Washington establishment who, Trump believes, have tried to protect their own grasp on power by sabotaging him.
The word "strongman" is appropriate given that Putin and members of his inner circle have silenced their critics through a variety of ways, and cleared the field of any opponents in the presidential election. Trump demeaned the office of the presidency by congratulating a power-hungry individual who has vowed to resurrect the old Soviet Union.
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Lehmann labelled as " disgraceful " behaviour by some spectators on Friday and said he has lodged an official complaint. He sliced a no-ball for four, then was bowled by a ball which went between bat and pad with Warner stuck on his crease.
"Getting along with Russian Federation (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing", Trump said, adding that Russian Federation can "help solve problems" from North Korea to "the coming Arms Race".
"We would like to congratulate President Putin and his party for winning the presidential election with over 70 percent". Both Russia and Trump have time and again denied any "collusion".
Our intelligence community has warned Trump that, under Putin's leadership, the Russians have - and will continue to - meddle in our elections.
Foreign ministry official Vladimir Yermakov said London itself could have been behind the poisoning of Skripal, a former Russian officer who sold secrets to Britain and moved there in a 2010 spy swap. The Kremlin responded by expelling 23 British diplomats.
So, here is the question: Does Trump just have a disgusting obsession with brutal dictators or do Putin and the Russians have some serious dirt on or leverage over the "billionaire"?
Trump's national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin
Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years. The two leaders talked over the phone on Tuesday and discussed U.S. -Russia relations and denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
Trump also said he and Putin might meet "in the not too distant future" to discuss the arms race and other matters. "Also to discuss Ukraine, Syria and North Korea and other things".
The revelation that President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his, um, hard fought re-election has set off a firestorm of criticism - from a Twitter scolding by Sen. A report said the two leaders, besides exchanging pleasantries, agreed that there were issues of concern that needed to be addressed.
We are sure that throughout history many foreign leaders have grovelled at the feet of American presidents for help, mercy, or one reason or another.
The row erupted as lawmakers heard that Russian Federation - slapped with U.S. sanctions over its meddling in the 2016 election - remains a menace as the country gears up for congressional polls in November.
Aides had been stunned by Trump's decision to call Putin in the first place, but were even more surprised when he ignored their notes warning him explicitly "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" and committed to a summit meeting soon.
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One of Harvey Weinstein's accusers, the model-turned-actress Zoe Brock, is listed, as is YouTuber Casey Niestat. According to a spokesperson , "No one should be afraid to speak out or coerced to stay quiet".