Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

Russia tests new nuclear weapons after summit with Trump

The New York Times report indicates that Trump's knowledge of Putin's interference in the 2016 election is nothing new.

The mashup for the July issue appears like a Snapchat face swap: Retaining the leaders' light-colored eyes, Trump's signature blonde hair and eyebrows, and Putin's nose. "Just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country", he said. "But no one expected that", Mr Putin said.

The two leaders will also discuss foreign and security policy, counterterrorism, energy security, and economic growth. The idea of allowing a foreign power to quiz USA citizens sparked outrage.

Trump later said he misspoke when he suggested he didn't believe Russian Federation was behind a cyber influence campaign in 2016, but he has not acknowledged that he repeatedly put the United States intelligence community's assessment and Putin's denials on the same footing - even giving added credence to Putin's denial.

The individuals are related to Russia's case against the financier Bill Browder, a fierce Putin critic who was instrumental in the United States imposing sanctions in 2012 on top Russian officials accused of corruption. On Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said: "Today's press conference in Helsinki was one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

"In many respects, [Russian-US relations] are even worse than during the Cold War", said Putin.

Senator Lindsay Graham of SC took the president to task via Twitter over Trump's apparent inability or decision not to hold Russian operatives accountable.

"The summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media", he posted on Twitter.

Under fire, Trump says he misspoke on Russian Federation election meddling
In recent days, Paul has called those who questioned Trump's efforts to build a relationship with Putin "unhinged" and "crazy". He also spoke for equality, saying that "I would have thought we had figured that out by now".

While several Republican lawmakers said they believed Russian Federation meddled in the presidential election, some criticized GOP leaders for not being harsher in their condemnation of Trump's performance in Helsinki.

He later said he had misspoken at the summit, but accusations he has taken too soft a line on Russian Federation have not gone away. Putin keeps saying that there were useful agreements reached during the summit.

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Trump was given classified information on January 6, 2017, that said Russian President Vladimir Putin had personally ordered cyberattacks to sway the election.

On Thursday, Trump accused opponents of preferring to go to war rather than seeing good relations with Russian Federation. In a series of tweets he said he was keen to meet Mr Putin again.

On Wednesday, Trump appeared to tell a reporter that "no", the not facing any current attacks from Russian Federation, despite widespread knowledge to the contrary from his Justice Department and intelligence community.

Last month, Time released a cover with another striking photo illustration that put Trump next to an immigrant child crying, hovering over her, alongside the words, "Welcome to America".

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Thursday he has received no new guidance from the Pentagon on cooperating with Russian Federation in Syria following a U.S. -Russia summit that Moscow says focused heavily on Syria.

Mr Trump has since done an about-face and said he meant to say he saw no reason why it "wouldn't" be Russian Federation, when he said that he saw no reason why it "would" be Russian Federation.

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