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President Donald Trump is unbowed by bipartisan criticism of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a Tuesday morning tweet, the president called Monday’s summit in Helsinki “even better” than his meeting with NATO allies last week in Brussels. Trump is facing severe bipartisan criticism for his refusal to challenge Putin over Russia’s election hac

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Republicans rebuke Trump for summit comments

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/16/18, 02:51 pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan and other high-profile Republicans responded with criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, saying Trump should have stood up to the Russian leader over the issue of election interference. At a joint news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump said he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Putin also continued to deny that Russia tried to influence the election.

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Pompeo, North Korea disagree on fruitfulness of talks

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/07/18, 11:34 am

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrapped up two days of talks in Pyongyang with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, but the two sides offered conflicting reactions to the fruitfulness of the meetings. Before departing, Pompeo said the talks were “productive,” conducted in “good faith,” and that “a great deal of progress” had been made in some areas. But he added that “there’s still more work to be done” in other areas.

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