'Helsinki has frozen over': Late night blasts Trump-Putin summit

WouldorWouldnt Trump's election meddling U-turn sends Twitter into a frenzy

Kacper Pempel Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin on his way to Presidential Palace, in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. "I have President Putin".

Abortion-rights activists dressed as heavily pregnant Donald Trumps demonstrated on the streets of Helsinki, just a stone's throw away from where the United States and Russian presidents met.

"We need our Republican colleagues to stand up for the good of this country", he said.

"I'm just saying Trump knows and that's why he's so desperate to stop the Mueller investigation", Mr. Brennan said, "Because clearly he's concerned and, I think, fearful about what might be exposed in that investigation".

No communique was issued following the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, underlining the off-the-cuff informal diplomacy in which Donald Trump specialises.

Mr Trump's team says "a productive dialogue" with Russian Federation is "good for the world".

"The world wants to see us get along", Trump said at the start of his summit with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. Trump said in a tweet aboard Air Force One on his way back home.

"I look for the president to maybe illuminate a little further the progress that was made in the closed-door session", Gaetz said, referring to the Monday meeting between Trump and Putin, at which only their translators were present.

"I certainly don't trust President Putin when he said he wasn't responsible for the shooting down of MH17, which was four years ago today".

When asked by "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace about Russia's "annexation" of Crimea, Putin replied: "I'd like to make a correction".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has avoided criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's behaviour during a controversial media conference Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"As I said today and many times before, "I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people".

Some US politicians had called for the summit to be cancelled after 12 Russian military intelligence agents were indicted last week, accused of hacking Mrs Clinton's election campaign.

His pliable manner at the summit with Russia was a contrast to the combativeness he had displayed towards North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies last week, and Mr Ryan felt the need to issue reassurance that the USA "stands by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and all countries facing Russian aggression".

Russia's denials, whether it be in regards to its involvement in Syria's civil war or its meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, have become relatively predictable to the intelligence community and has stoked bipartisan outrage on Capitol Hill.

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said there was no doubt Russian Federation had meddled in USA elections and that Mr Putin "does not share our values".

"The President must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally", Mr Ryan said in a statement.

Most recently, it has been the allegations of Russian meddling in the presidential elections which put Mr Trump in office keeping the two countries from engaging in meaningful talks.

"[Russia] remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals".

During his interview with Carlson, which airs Tuesday night, Mr. Trump also brought up FBI investigator Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, whose anti-Trump texts during probes into both Hillary Clinton's email server and Russian meddling in the 2016 election have been examined in congressional investigations and a report by the Justice Department's inspector general.

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