'Putin's poodle:' Newspapers around the world react to Trump-Putin meeting

Clay Curtis
July 17, 2018

The chances that President TrumpDonald John TrumpShocking summit with Putin caps off Trump's turbulent Europe trip GOP lambasts Trump over performance in Helsinki Trump stuns the world at Putin summit MORE will be impeached are rising, according to one Irish bookmaker, one day after Trump refused to denounce Russian meddling in the 2016 election following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Those agents broke into Democratic Party email servers, stole tens of thousands of messages, and leaked them on Russian-controlled web sites.

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

Rosenstein also risked angering Russian President Vladimir Putin by claiming his country's GRU - equivalent to the Central Intelligence Agency - then spread the stolen documents online.

Simakovsky said the bipartisan criticism of Trump could trigger further opposition to his presidency and more investigation into his campaign ties to Russian Federation. "I don't see any reason why it would be".

Putin, in response to a question from Wallace about where U.S.

Trump has been reluctant to criticise Putin over the years and has described him in recent days not as an enemy but as a competitor. "The flaw in that, which I think goes to the heart of this very issue, is that Vladimir Putin is not interested in a better working relationship with the United States because he views the world - he views geopolitics as a battle between the strong and weak".

"The United States is not to blame", Sasse said. The American people need to know what has happened.

Spokespeople for the Justice Department and special counsel Robert Mueller declined to comment on Trump's comments or on Putin's purported offers for assistance.

"Heading to Helsinki, Finland - looking forward to meeting with President Putin tomorrow".

In an exclusive, wide-ranging interview with "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace, Putin dismisses claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election, says Russia would react negatively to the expansion of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, blames terrorists for civilian casualties in Syria.

He later added that he would advise Trump to "check the soccer ball" Putin gave him at the press conference "for listening devices and never allow it in the White House".

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"This is shameful", said Senator Jeff Flake, a fellow Republican and staunch critic of the president. "The President of the United States today publicly sided with Russian Federation over our own Federal Bureau of Investigation on the subject of cyberattacks on our election campaign".

"I don't want to insult President Trump when I say this - and I may come as rude - but before he announced that he will run for presidency, he was of no interest for us", Putin said.

"Our nation's top intelligence agencies all agree on that point", he said.

Trump tweeted from Air Force One on Monday as he travelled back to the United States that he has "GREAT confidence" in his intelligence team but 'in order to build a brighter future, we can not exclusively focus on the past'.

"I think it's likely, yeah", Merkley said, describing how it's common for Russian Federation to try and get compromising information on anyone important who visits the country.

Mr Ryan, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, has previously been reluctant to criticise the United States president but is among many who have been angered by Mr Trump's claim that the US' "foolishness and stupidity" is to blame for its poor relations with Russian Federation.

While the president dismissed the criticism as evidence of a biased media, it's not just Democrats who have raised serious alarms as Trump appeared to side with Putin's denials of interference in the 2016 election.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said, "There is no question that Russian Federation interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world".

House Speaker Paul Ryan piled on Tuesday, saying "there should be no doubt" about Russia's actions. "The United States must be focused on holding Russian Federation accountable and putting an end to its vile attacks on democracy".

Elsewhere, Trump called the U.S.

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