Trump's Stand Toward Russia Slammed In US

James Kirk
Author James Kirk
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Lawmakers in the US have strongly criticized after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections.

At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle, according to the BBC and CNN.

61Russia is not our ally.62

69The President must appreciate that Russia is not our ally

Even Newt Gingrich, a Trump supporter, rediscovered his roots as an old Cold Warrior.

84President Trump must clarify his statements in Helsinki on our intelligence system and Putin. It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected – immediately

The president's own intelligence chief publicly broke with him.

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Putin denied the claim.

The President tried to clarify his stand via tweets.

121As I said today and many times before

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