US President Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that he hopes their two countries can have an "extraordinary relationship" going forward, just hours after he blamed US policy -- not Putin -- for the dismal state of relations between the two countries.
After meeting one-on-one for the better part of two hours in Helsinki, Finland, Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin made statements and then took a handful of questions from reporters. It was some kind of, um, performance, from Trump as he sought to cast Russia's meddling in the 2016 election as a "both sides" issue even while running down the US intelligence community.
The White House sent talking points to Republican surrogates and members of Congress on Monday as aides dealt with the fallout of the summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a GOP source.
After President Donald Trump's stunning news conference Monday next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, members of Congress -- including some within his own party -- were quick to rebuke Trump's performance on the world stage and Trump's refusal to call Putin out for interfering in the US election.
Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday that the conversation around Russian interference in the 2016 US election and President Donald Trump's break with the intelligence community on the issue was misdirected and animated by anti-Trump animus.
Nearly two dozen top progressive groups are joining forces ahead of the midterm elections in an effort to boost Democratic turnout in November and parlay a surge of liberal energy into pre-election activism.
A leading critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, American financial manager Bill Browder, said Putin is "using everything he's got" in the wake of his summit and news conference in Finland with Trump, in which Putin mentioned Browder by name and expressed a desire to interrogate him.
Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova on Monday said Russian President Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule is actually less organized and effective than typically portrayed by the American media, despite his highly publicized summit with US President Donald Trump.
Former FBI Director James Comey expressed outrage with President Donald Trump on Monday, saying he had taken the side of Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own country and calling on people to stand up against him.
Without consulting the White House, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats decided to reassert the intelligence community's assessment that Moscow interfered in the 2016 election Monday, publicly breaking with President Donald Trump, who earlier had expressed doubts about that finding over Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial.
The Helsinki summit provoked outrage in Washington after President Donald Trump declined to endorse the US government's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. In Russia, it's being seen as a resounding success for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Trump administration is attempting to clarify the operational plan it intends to use to reunify migrant children separated from their parents at the southern border after a federal judge late Friday said the Department of Health and Human Services either "does not understand the court's orders or is acting in defiance of them."
A senior National Security Council official who argued for increasing US refugee admissions and feuded with senior White House officials is no longer working at the White House, an administration official said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic socialist who became a rising political star after her victory in New York’s congressional primary last month, referred to Israel’s “occupation" in an interview before admitting that she is “not the expert” on the subject. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 08:37:00 GMT
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Monday expressed his approval of President Donald Trump’s handling of Russia, joining a tiny minority of dovish Republicans embracing the president’s approach after a controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:00:00 GMT
President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen tweeted his support for US intelligence agencies and berated Russia on Monday in a clear rebuke of his old boss’s Helsinki press performance. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:56:00 GMT
President Trump said Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had "driven a wedge between us and Russia" following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:00:00 GMT
Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an occasionally combative interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace, called it “utterly ridiculous” that some people think the Russians could have swayed millions of American voters in the 2016 election, while insisting his country did not have dirt on President Trump or his family. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:15:00 GMT
President Trump faced harsh bipartisan criticism back home for his Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday, as lawmakers claimed the U.S. president missed a chance to "stand up" to the Russian president on election meddling. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:30:00 GMT
Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:12 GMT
Retail giant Walmart signed a deal to use Microsoft's cloud and artificial intelligence technology on Tuesday, deepening a strategic partnership between two of Amazon’s major rivals. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:24 GMT
When launching a business, one of the biggest questions for entrepreneurs can be when to take the leap and quit your steady day job. 9GAG CEO Ray Chan reveals how he pulled it off. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:59 GMT
Didi Chuxing, Chinese ride-hailing giant, has tapped investors including SoftBank Group in its hopes to raise between $1 billion and $1.5 billion from spinning off its car services unit, Reuters reported. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:39 GMT
President Trump’s stunning news conference with Vladimir Putin becomes understandable once you recognize that he was advancing his personal interests, not those of the United States. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:35 GMT