Published: Sat, March 24, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Russia Says Arms Race With US 'Undesirable,' Putin-Trump Meeting Soon

Russia Says Arms Race With US 'Undesirable,' Putin-Trump Meeting Soon

The White House is reportedly going on the offensive over a leak of information from President Donald Trump's briefing papers during his phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Associated Press reported. "This is unacceptable", the White House official said, speaking about the leak that some believe was an attempt to embarrass the President and National Security Adviser HR McMaster. Trump did so anyway during a conversation Tuesday.

The administration's posture fed the perception that, even as special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, Trump is too infatuated with Putin to criticize him. The administration said Trump never saw the report, nor did he hear that warning when he was briefed over the phone.

"Getting along with Russian Federation (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing", the president wrote.

He echoed earlier criticism of Trump's call by Republican Senator John McCain, who warned on Wednesday that "an American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections".

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad also congratulated his Russian counterpart, saying his victory was a result of his "outstanding performance", while French President Emmanuel Macron wished Putin success after his re-election. He was also concerned about the leak as he believed continuing to leak things out is risky.

"We would like to congratulate President Putin and his party for winning the presidential election with over 70 percent". The leak stunning the west wing and leaving chief of staff John Kelly frustrated and deeply disappointed and on capitol hill, outrage from the president's allies.

Trump's friendly attitude towards Putin has drawn harsh criticism from across the political spectrum, many believing the USA president is undermining worldwide interests by being tolerant of Putin's dictatorship.

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Trump, a political novice when he ran for and won the presidency in 2016, has also opined that the Constitution is archaic.

If Trump isn't Putin's lackey, it's past time for him to prove it.

During his evidence to yesterday's meeting of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons, Johnson was asked by Labour MP Ian Austin - who wants England out of the World Cup as a protest against Russian Federation and because of fan safety fears - if the Foreign Secretary thought "Putin is going to use it in the way Hitler used the 1936 Olympics". "Also to discuss Ukraine, Syria and North Korea and other things".

According to the Kremlin, Trump and Putin discussed the need to restrict the arms race between the two nations.

Trump's call came at a period of heightened tension after the White House imposed sanctions on Russian Federation for its interference in the 2016 us election and other "malicious cyberattacks".

The Kremlin also said on Tuesday that Trump congratulated Putin on his win during their call and the leaders spoke "in favor of developing practical cooperation in various areas, including in ensuring strategic stability and combating global terrorism". Trump was said to be "furious" about the leak. One of those officials was responsible for British soccer fans headed to Russian Federation for the games, according to Johnson.

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