U.S. Presidential Election

Trump accepts Putin's denials of election meddling, prompting outrage from Congress

HELSINKI – President Donald Trump accepted denials by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Moscow interfered with the 2016 U.S. election Monday, bringing swift condemnation from members of Congress from both parties.<p>After meeting privately with Putin for two hours in Helsinki, Trump said he held …

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John McCain Calls Trump's Press Conference With Putin 'One of the Most Disgraceful Performances by an American President'

Arizona Sen. John McCain condemned President Donald Trump’s remarks at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on …

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Donald Trump Tweets Walk-Back After Playing Vladimir Putin Lapdog in Helsinki

The damage control already has begun.<p>In his first public statement since his WTF presser following his summit With Russian ruler/former KGB officer …

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Donald Trump sold out the US to Russia, Vladimir Putin at #TreasonSummit: Today's talker

'The president’s disgraceful performance today — refusing to confront Putin even as he criticized American intelligence agencies — only underscores the dangers we're facing.'<p><i>President Donald Trump Monday appeared to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's denial of interfering in the 2016 U.S.</i> …

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Media slamming Trump after Putin summit: 'One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president'

The media came down hard on President Trump following Monday's joint press conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, with pundits and anchors on both sides of the political aisle bashing the American leader's performance.<p>Trump was primarily criticized for the way he handled …

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President Trump: 'I Don't See Any Reason Why' Russia Would Meddle in 2016 Election

President Donald Trump says he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 election.<p>Trump resisted when asked Monday to condemn Russian …

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Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.<p>Maria …

Law

Intelligence chief Dan Coats counters Trump: 'We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling'

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats underscored the intelligence community's assessment that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, countering his boss, President Donald Trump.<p>"The role of the Intelligence Community is to provide the best information and fact-based …

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Op-Ed writer for The Nation forcibly removed from Trump-Putin presser

An op-ed writer for the publication The Nation was forcibly removed from a press briefing between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader …

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Instead of pressing Putin on meddling, Trump calls for Clinton, DNC servers

Standing alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin as a joint press conference in Helsinki, President Trump says “I don’t see any reason” why Russia would meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, going on to call for “missing” email servers from the DNC and Hillary Clinton.

World News

Vladimir Putin Had a Strange Answer When Asked About the Pee Tape

He's not saying it exists. But he's also not saying it doesn't exist.<p>Three days after Robert Mueller indicted a dozen Russian intelligence officers who participated in clandestine efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the winner of that election, Donald Trump, stood next to …

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Fox Hosts Offer Rare Criticism Of Trump After Russian Summit

Even Brian Kilmeade called the president's remarks "ridiculous."<p>President Donald Trump’s odd deference to Russia is losing him some of his biggest fans: Fox News hosts.<p>Both before and after Trump’s one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, Fox’s on-air talent …

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With Putin by his side, Trump calls Mueller probe a 'disaster for our country'

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election “is a disaster for our country,” President Donald Trump said Monday as he stood side-by-side with the man the U.S. intelligence community has said ordered those efforts, Russian President …

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Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media saw Monday's highly anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a heartening step forward, with the Kremlin leader as the more prominent figure.<p>After their joint news conference in Helsinki, Russia media also took some swipes at U.S. journalists for …

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Putin, in Fox News interview, denies having dirt on Trump, calls meddling charge 'utterly ridiculous' | Fox News

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 …

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Donald Trump Is Always Donald Trump

Donald Trump shocked the world today by showing up in Helsinki and being Donald Trump.<p>In a joint press conference with Russian president Vladimir …

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Putin told Trump: Russia never meddled in US election

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin met at the Presidential Palace in Finland’s capital city on Monday for a …

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Trump, after Helsinki summit, says he has confidence in U.S. intelligence | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, facing a barrage of criticism for his comments during a news conference in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisted in a post on Twitter on Monday that he has “GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people.”<p>U.S. President Trump looks …

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Who Is Bill Browder? Meet the British Financier Putin Criticized at His Press Conference With Trump

During Monday’s summit between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladmir Putin plenty of news was made, but one man in particular was …

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Collins defends Trump as Schumer leads Democrats' chorus of outrage

WASHINGTON – Rep. Chris Collins Monday defended President Trump's Russia-friendly summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it's time for …

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Poll: Where You Watch TV News Predicts Your Feelings On Immigration

When it comes to immigration policy, American opinions often break down along party lines, with most Republicans supporting President Trump's views and Democrats vigorously opposed.<p>But according to a new NPR-Ipsos poll, there is an even better predictor of how you feel about immigration: where you …

Politics

European MPs: Tune Out Trump—Turn to Congress, Pentagon For Assurances

European lawmakers visiting DC on Monday said they have received promises from members of Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department that the US …

News (U.S.)

Analysis | Congress Mere Passenger in Trump Foreign Policy Express

Despite condemnation across the aisle, few efforts under way to alter path<p><b>ANALYSIS |</b> President Donald Trump just concluded a European foreign policy …

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President Trump to meet with Vladimir Putin

President Trump is expected to address Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in the much anticipated meeting with Russian …

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Jim Carrey Slams Trump-Putin News Conference: Russia's Flag Is 'Firmly In American Soil'

He tweeted artwork hours after Trump refused to blame Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Jim Carrey has waged another artistic attack on President Donald Trump, this time in tandem with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>A new work posted on Monday by the comedian-actor-artist …

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This Is What Trump & Putin Apparently Discussed In Their Helsinki Meeting

On Monday, July 16, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the capital of Finland, capping off a weeklong European tour …

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An apology to Putin: Sorry I ruined U.S./Russia relations with my 'foolishness'

I would like to apologize to the people of Russia, and in particular to President Vladimir Putin, for being foolish and stupid.<p>It is clearly my fault that America’s relationship with Russia is so bad and, as a known purveyor of foolishness and stupidity, I have to acknowledge that the buck stops …

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Senate intel committee members slam Trump for not blaming Russia for election meddling

In a bipartisan showing, key Senate Intelligence committee members on Monday blasted President Trump for failing to publicly blame Russian President …

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President Trump Gave a Nod to a Conspiracy Theory About the Democratic Email Hack in Helsinki

President Donald Trump gave a not-so subtle nod to an online conspiracy theory about the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee during a …

Politics

Trump trolled with 'traitor' tweet by Dictionary.com after Putin summit

President Donald Trump was trolled by Dictionary.com Monday with the tweeted definition of “traitor” after his extraordinary joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.<p>Trump came under fire for his performance in the press conference, with critics on both sides of the …

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