Don't Expect 'Perry Mason' Moment in Putin Meeting

Posted July 14, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May (not pictured) following their meeting at Chequers on July 13, 2018 in Aylesbury, England.

Western fears that Trump would fracture the alliance ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to be realized Wednesday as the American president wasted no time in calling Germany "captive" to Russia even before the official welcoming ceremony.

FILE - Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. "Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy".

Even President Donald Trump's strongest supporters have trouble explaining his rhetoric when it comes to Russian Federation.

As for her relationship with Trump, she said: "We are friends".

Herald Group Vice President of Public Affairs Sabrina Schaeffer and Daily Caller News Foundation Editor-in-Chief Chris Bedford on the indictments of 12 Russian intelligence officers as part of the Mueller investigation.

He expressed the hope that there will be a chance to mend relations with Russian, and will be able to have a good relationship with Putin. There's no difference between what happened hacking computers and getting information and using it than going into the Watergate and burglarizing the Democratic National Committee's headquarters. "The Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in the US elections", Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Friday.

Trump's pomp-filled visit to the United Kingdom has been overshadowed by massive protests and an explosive interview in The Sun in which he blasted May, blamed London's mayor for terror attacks against the city and argued that Europe was "losing its culture" because of immigration.

"The most likely outcome is the restarting of the strategic stability talks between the U.S. and Russian Federation", said Frank Rose, a former USA assistant secretary of state for arms control now at the Brookings Institution think tank.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Friday at the Department of Justice that he briefed Trump on the coming indictments earlier this week.

"I told people that I'd be very unhappy if they didn't up their financial commitments substantially", Trump said when asked if he threatened to pull out of the alliance. But he predicted Putin wouldn't confess.

Trump insists he will be ‘prepared’ for Putin meeting
Putin, which they would say bolster allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Moscow to hack the 2016 presidential election. Huntsman said the USA has repeatedly confronted Russian Federation about the election hacking, despite Mr.

"It's understandable we're preparing the necessary materials for negotiations but the way the two presidents will arrange their contact depends only on themselves", Ushakov said.

"I think we'll get along well".

When asked how that conversation might go, Trump said, "He may deny it".

"I'll absolutely bring that up, but it won't be a Perry Mason moment". The White House didn't respond to a request for further comment on whether Trump would address the indictments when he meets with Putin. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said in a statement that "all patriotic Americans" should know Putin is not "the President's buddy".

Since coming to power previous year, Trump has sought to improve relations with Putin.

Nikonov said Trump was now strong enough to pursue his own agenda.

Both were echoed by Mark Warner, who warned that Trump and Putin shouldn't be left alone in a room together in Helsinki.

But as Trump continues to describe the Russian Federation probe as a "witch hunt", the White House downplayed the latest allegations.

Other Democrats joining the call to jettison the meeting included Senator Richard Blumenthal of CT and Representative Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short of calling for a cancellation.

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