IN politicians come to Coats' defense after Russian Federation summit — IN Focus


Butina, 29, has been charged with being a covert Russian agent who gathered intelligence on American officials and political organizations and worked to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin.

Trump, who touched off a major political controversy with his embrace of Putin in Helsinki, Finland, accused the news media - which he again dubbed the "enemy of the people" - of distorting the summit and pining for a confrontation between the United States and Russian Federation.

Butina worked for Torshin, who has close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, and served as his interpreter at various Washington events. "It's time to be honest with what their relationship is and not not with just with Butina, but with Russian Federation".

Rubio criticized Trump's statements at a news conference after the Helsinki summit with Putin.

Maria Butina was arrested July 15 on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government
JON ELSWICK AP Maria Butina was arrested July 15 on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government

"I have not seen one scintilla of evidence that this president colluded, conspired, confederated with Russian Federation. Sort of a double negative". "It should concern every American of any political party because this was a direct attack on our democracy". He added: "Could be other people also; there's a lot of people out there".

Americans were also divided in Trump's support of Putin. "We need to move forward from that with good public policy and part of that is, I think, standing with our intelligence community". Trump said. The idea landed with a thud among officials back in the U.S.

Trump faced fierce backlash from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle last week following his joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

"When you're the leader of the free world, every syllable matters and you really shouldn't have to be correcting it when you're the president", he said.

Donald Trump backtracks on Helsinki remarks, says he 'misspoke'
The speaker said he stood by his Monday statement that "the president must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally. After playing a clip of Trump's reaction to the lighting failure, Kimmel said it appeared to be a sign from God.

"The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", Trump said.

"No? You don't believe that to be the case?"

Gowdy has been vocal about his disagreements with the current administration lately, voicing concerns about Trump appearing increasingly cuddly with one of the country's most longstanding arch enemies.

"I think it's a very normal and practical thing".

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Officials did not comment on the identities or ages of the other people who drowned. "I believe it was caused by weather, yes". By late Friday morning, authorities said that all of the missing victims had been recovered, bringing the death toll to 17.

Sanders later said his comment was misinterpreted.

"The president is wrong", GOP Sen.

"The president doesn't respect norms", the source said.

The meetings, revealed by several people familiar with the sessions and a report from a Washington think tank that arranged them, involved Stanley Fischer, Fed vice chairman at the time, and Nathan Sheets, then Treasury undersecretary for worldwide affairs. The report described the meetings as helping bring together "leading figures from the financial institutions of the United States and Russian Federation". Arrest of Russian citizen Maria Butina by United States security services is not linked to the investigation of the alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which is conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, Butina's lawyer Robert Neil Driscoll told TASS on Friday.

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Palestinians in Gaza see it as legitimate resistance against Israel's more than decade-long blockade. Hamas responded by accusing Israel of unjustifiably oppressing the Palestinians of Gaza.

The notion of a $400 million donation to the Democrat's campaign would be out of the question. The watchdog site shows Browder's NY financial partners, Ziff Brothers Investments giving only $17,700 for Clinton's election and less than $300,000 to the Democratic National Committee, as well as smaller amounts to other entities.