A FURIOUS Vladimir Putin refused to touch a charge sheet accusing his spies of interfering in the US election in a fiery interview yesterday. The Russian president looked coldly at the document before gesturing to Fox News' Chris Wallace to place it on the table between them. Wallace had told him the paper listed allegations that Russia hacked into Democratic party computers, stole information and spread it to "disrupt the American election". Putin, who yesterday told Trump he wanted him to win, giggled like a schoolboy as the seasoned journalist read through the list of very serious accusations. He eventually tells Wallace: "Russia, as a state, has never interfered in the internal affairs of the United States." In the same fiery interview, the former KGB agent said claims he meddled in the election were "utterly ridiculous" and also denied his country was behind the Novichock poisonings in Amesbury. Putin On The Spot - highlights from his Fox interviewOn the UK nerve agent … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin angrily refuses to touch charge sheet accusing Russia spies of US election hacking in explosive TV interview
opinion Donna Brazile Opinion contributor Published 10:38 p.m. UTC Jul 16, 2018 This witch hunt is turning up a disturbing number of witches, and none of them are that “400-pound guy on his bed” President Donald Trump sought to blame for hacking the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officials for hacking into the DNC and interfering with the 2016 election should have been another wake-up call for an administration that keeps defiantly hitting the “snooze” button. In fact, it’s time for everyone to open their eyes and act to save our democracy. We can’t keep on conducting business as usual — especially with an administration that long ago jettisoned any semblance of normalcy. In light of these new indictments, at the very least Trump should have postponed Monday's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But of … [Read more...] about Dear Donald Trump, stop acting like Putin’s puppet. Do your job. Protect our elections.
HELSINKI - President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their first formal one-one-one summit here Monday, a high-stakes meeting that Trump said "went very well" and changed relations that had never been worse. Appearing at a joint news conference with Putin after the talks in the Finnish capital ended, Trump said in opening remarks that he and Putin discussed their disagreements "at length." He added: "Our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed, as of about four hours ago." He said he also "spent a great deal of time" talking about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The summit began hours after Trump blamed his own country, rather than Russia, for the hostilities between their two nations. Speaking first at the news conference, Putin said the talks took place "in a frank and businesslike atmosphere," adding: "I think we can call it a success." He said that although bilateral relations have been "going … [Read more...] about Putin denies interfering in 2016 U.S. election; Trump calls probe ‘a disaster for our country’
Picture: AFP Washington. President Donald Trump must seek a deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin to end Moscow’s interference in American elections, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives said on Friday after fresh indictments against Russian military officers, Reuters reported. “President Trump must demand and secure a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy,” House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “Failure to stand up to Putin would constitute a profound betrayal of the Constitution and our democracy.” © 2018 All rights reserved. Citing Focus Information Agency is mandatory! … [Read more...] about Pelosi: Trump must demand that Putin stop Russia election meddling
William Cummings USA TODAY Published 11:30 p.m. UTC Jul 10, 2018 Emin Agalarov, a Russian real estate developer and pop singer who helped set up Donald Trump Jr.'s infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, spoke for the first time about allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians trying to influence the election. In an interview with Vice News that airs Tuesday (7:30 p.m. EDT on HBO), Agalarov dismissed the idea that he took part in meddling in the American presidential election as "ridiculous" and denied sending prostitutes to Donald Trump's hotel room during a 2013 trip to Moscow. "I have been accused of influencing — this is gonna sound very strange — influencing the American election. Me, this guy here from Azerbaijan, living in Moscow. Because I know personally Mr. Donald Trump," Agalarov told Vice. "It’s quite a strange and ridiculous accusation." Agalarov admitted to Vice that he helped set up the June 9, 2016, meeting at … [Read more...] about Russian pop star Emin Agalarov denies offering Trump prostitutes, influencing election