Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Kremlin Denies Second Secret Meeting With Trump

Reuters reports: The Kremlin said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not have “a secret meeting” at the G20 summit earlier this month, but confirmed they did chat informally over dinner. The Kremlin was responding to questions about a previously undisclosed conversation between Trump and Putin that caused alarm among some U.S. politicians ...

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Trump Lashes Out At “Sick” Fake News

The Washington Post reports: Trump lashed out at the media for reporting on his undisclosed meeting with Putin, saying the “fake news” was “sick” and “dishonest.” But the president distorted what news outlets, including The Washington Post, had reported, saying the story was about a “secret dinner” when in fact it was reported as an undisclosed meeting with Putin at ...

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Trump Had Second Meeting With Vladimir Putin And The Only Other Person There Was Putin’s Translator

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin a second time during the G-20 summit earlier this month, a White House official confirmed to NBC News Tuesday. Trump spoke to Putin at the end of a couples-only social dinner at the summit in Hamburg, Germany, the official said, reiterating it was a social dinner. Pull-asides are ...

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Kremlin Radio Station Launches In Washington DC

The Voice Of America reports: Russian state-funded Sputnik Radio has started its first broadcasts in the Washington, D.C., area, in an effort to reach more Americans with what it calls “alternative news.” Sputnik, which says it gives voice to minority views outside mainstream media and supports an anti-establishment agenda, broadcasts on the 105.5 W288BS frequency. Critics say Sputnik functions as ...

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Admits Trump Knows That Putin Lied To Him About Russian Election Meddling

Raw Story reports: Appearing on Face The Nation, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley washed her hands over the back and forth over between President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, saying there was mutual deception going on. Speaking with host John Dickerson, the former governor of South Carolina was fairly blase about the meddling conversation between the two leaders despite ...

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Trump Contradicts Tillerson On Russian Sanctions

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday said he did not discuss new U.S. sanctions against Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, contradicting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin. Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!” Trump tweeted Sunday morning. Tillerson, however, told reporters Friday that ...

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Putin: Trump Believed My Election Hacking Denial

The Associated Press reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin says he thinks U.S. President Donald Trump believed his in-person denials of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote. Putin spoke Saturday after the Group of 20 summit where he and Trump had their first face to face meeting. He said Trump asked him numerous questions about Russia’s alleged interference in the ...

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Trump: My Meeting With Putin Was “Tremendous”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump on Saturday called his highly-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit “tremendous,” marking his first public comments since the gathering. The president, however, declined to offer any clarity on the differing accounts from the U.S. and Russia that have since come out of the two-hour long meeting. On Friday, Tillerson said ...

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Ivanka Sits In For Trump At G20 Summit

The Hill reports: Ivanka Trump briefly took her father’s seat at a G20 Summit session on Saturday, sitting next to world leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin. A photo posted to Twitter by a Russian G-20 representative shows Ivanka sitting at the table in place of President Trump. Cabinet officials usually replace the president ...

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Putin And Trump Laugh At G20 Summit Reporters After Putin Says, “These Are The Ones Who Insulted You?”

Business Insider reports: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared a laugh at the expense of journalists covering the G-20 summit in Germany on Friday. The two leaders were chatting with each other ahead of their two-hour meeting when the press was asked to leave the room. As the reporters made their exit, Putin gestured to them and ...

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Rex Tillerson Claims Trump Opened G20 Meeting By Confronting Putin On Election Meddling, Putin Denied

The Associated Press reports: Tillerson says President Trump opened his meeting with Vladimir Putin raising concern about Russian interference in US election, and that Putin denied playing a role. Putin says he had a long conversation with President Donald Trump, and says that “many issues have piled up, including Ukraine, Syria, some bilateral and other issues.” He says he and ...

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REPORT: Chechnya Resumes Anti-Gay Detentions

Buzzfeed News reports: The detention of LGBT people has resumed in the Russian republic of Chechnya, where dozens of gay men were reportedly tortured or killed by authorities earlier this year, according to the activist group Russia LGBT Network. The independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported that around 100 people had been kidnapped in the crackdown in April, but ...

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Putin To Trump At G20 Summit: “I’m Delighted To Meet You” (Totally Doesn’t Look All That Delighted) [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump called it an “honor” to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time and said he looked forward to positive things happening in the relationship between the former Cold War rivals. “Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, sitting alongside Putin who ...

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GERMANY: Trump And Putin Meet For First Time

The Telegraph reports: US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met for the first time after months of intense speculation about their relationship – and Mr Trump appeared to give the Russian leader slap on the back. The highly anticipated handshake happened earlier and was caught on camera by journalists at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. A ...

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Kremlin Spox: If Trump Asks Putin About Chechen Persecution Of Gay Men, There Will Be An Answer

From Russia’s TASS agency: US President Donald Trump’s possible question on the LGBT rights in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya at the upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t be left unanswered, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. “If there is such a question [on gay rights] then there will be an answer,” Peskov said, pledging: ...

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Trump To Meet With Putin At G20 Summit

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at the G20 summit, the White House confirmed Thursday. Trump’s highly-anticipated first meeting with his Russian counterpart will come on the sidelines of the summit in Hamburg, Germany, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster told reporters in an off-camera briefing. McMaster, joined by National Economic Council ...

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House Unanimously Approves Resolution Condemning Chechen Detention, Torture, And Murders Of Gay Men

Via press release: The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus commended the House of Representatives for passing H.Res.351, a bipartisan resolution condemning the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. H.Res.351 was introduced by LGBT Caucus founding member and former House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) on May 23rd and passed in the House Foreign ...

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Adam Schiff: Obama Made A “Very Serious Mistake” By Not Taking Action Against Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday the Obama administration made “a very serious mistake” for not taking action against Russia after learning of election meddling. “I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier and that was a very serious mistake,” Schiff told host Dana Bash on ...

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CNN Host Grills Jill Stein Over Putin Meeting [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: The Green Party’s Jill Stein says a recent spike in interest about a photo of her having dinner with Russian President Vladimir Putin can be traced to Democrats “looking for someone to blame” for their election struggles. The photo, from late 2015, shows Stein seated at a table at a Moscow gala with Putin and Mike ...

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REPORT: Obama Was Told In August 2016 That Putin Directly Ordered Hacking To Benefit Trump [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. The White House debated various options to punish Russia, but facing obstacles and potential risks, ...

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