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Trump says he misspoke at Putin summit on Russian interference

3:49 pm Jul. 17, 2018

A day after publicly siding with Vladimir Putin over U.S. Intelligence on the question of whether Moscow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, President Donald Trump defended his efforts to improve relations with Russia, even as he back tracked slightly to say that “I accept” the conclusions of intelligence officials on Russian meddling.

In remarks to reporters at the White House, the President said he had simply misspoke, dropping the

Russian woman arrested, charged with illegal political activities in U.S.

7:40 pm Jul. 16, 2018

Hours after President Donald Trump publicly sided with Vladimir Putin over questions of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, the Justice Department announced the arrest of 29 year old Maria Butina, alleging that the Russian citizen violated U.S. law by engaging in a series of political activities involving members of one major political party and a U.S. gun rights organization.

“Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the

With Putin, Trump calls Russia probe a ‘disaster’

12:36 pm Jul. 16, 2018

After several hours of talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Finland, President Donald Trump on Monday called the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections a ‘disaster,’ as he seemingly rejected the findings of his own intelligence organizations, accepting the word of Putin that Russia did not meddle in the last campaign for President, and making the case that the investigation had undermined relations between the two countries.

“President

Russia probe looms over Trump-Putin summit meeting

5:43 pm Jul. 15, 2018

As President Donald Trump flew to Helsinki, Finland for his Monday meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Democrats in Congress demanded that Mr. Trump scrap the summit, pointing to last week’s federal indictments of a

Trump blames Obama in wake of latest Russia indictments

7:24 pm Jul. 14, 2018

A day after the Special Counsel looking into Russian interference in the 2016 elections returned a new series of indictments against specific Russian intelligence agents, and just before his first summit with Russian leader Vladimir

Partisan tensions boil over in Congress on Strzok, Russia probe

10:25 pm Jul. 12, 2018

The extreme political divide over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections and any ties to the campaign of President Donald Trump boiled over in Congress on Thursday, as a top FBI official who led the initial Russia investigation battled with Republicans for nearly ten hours, with lawmakers repeatedly shouting and screaming at each other during a tense hearing by a pair of House committees.

“This investigation is not

Fireworks erupt as Strzok denies bias in Trump-Russia probe

1:08 pm Jul. 12, 2018

Lawmakers on a pair of U.S. House committees openly battled over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections on Thursday, as FBI official Peter Strzok denied that his personal texts with an agency lawyer demonstrated bias against President Donald Trump, making the case that the FBI never leaked information about the investigation during the Presidential campaign.

“This information had the potential to derail and quite possibly defeat Mr. Trump,

Senate vote signals strong opposition to Trump steel, aluminum tariffs

1:19 pm Jul. 11, 2018

A day after the Trump Administration threatened to add $200 billion in new tariffs against China in an escalating trade dispute, the Senate showcased bipartisan displeasure with Mr. Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, approving a non-binding motion indicating strong opposition to the President’s trade actions.

“Let’s be clear, this is a rebuke of the President’s abuse of trade authority,” said Sen. Jeff