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Rep. Eric Swalwell: Translator Should Reveal Trump, Putin Talks

20 Juillet 2018

Those, he said in a tweet, include terrorism, security for Israel, nuclear proliferation, cyberattacks, trade, Ukraine, Middle East peace and North Korea.

The stunning photo illustration, by visual artist Nancy Burson, "is meant to represent this particular moment in U.S. foreign policy, following the pair's recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland", Time said in a statement. Other officials familiar with the White House's scheduling say the White House has been so busy mitigating the backlash that the debriefings that would have normally taken place had yet to be conducted, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

Trump asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Putin, and "those discussions are already underway", Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday.

No Russian leader has visited the White House in almost a decade.

Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, said in response to a question at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado: "Well, you're right, I don't know what happened at that meeting".

On Wednesday, he sparked fresh controversy by appearing to say "no" when asked if Russian Federation was still targeting the U.S., again contradicting intelligence agencies. "That's going to be special", he said, after expressing shock at the news.

The announcement comes on the heels of bipartisan criticism of Trump's statements after the two leaders met in Helsinki on Monday.

The cover was released just days after the two leaders' joint press conference in Helsinki, during which Mr. Trump appeared to cast doubt on the conclusion of us intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 election.

In a television interview taped on Thursday, Trump said that he and Putin, who US intelligence agencies say directed interference to sway the 2016 vote toward Trump, had a rapport during their meeting in Helsinki.

Putin had offered a quid-pro-quo of permitting U.S. justice officials to go to Russia to question 12 intelligence officers indicted for hacking Democratic Party computers, in exchange for Russia being allowed to question former United States envoy to Russia Michael McFaul and others.

On Monday, your job could be hearing the latest intelligence out of Russian Federation, and on Thursday, your job could be hearing the latest intelligence coming out of the White House.

"What's that all about?'" Trump told CNBC.

"So I had a meeting that lasted for more than two hours".

Mr Browder told the BBC he was glad Mr Trump "isn't going to hand me over to President Putin" and said the United States leader should have immediately rejected the idea.

Antonov also pushed for the release of a Russian gun rights activist who has been accused of being a covert agent in the USA, calling her arrest a "farce".

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion and concern in the US about what the two world leaders actually agreed upon behind closed doors. He added, however, that it was up to the Kremlin to formally respond.

The Democrats' letter includes a list of 13 questions "critical to US national security" the senators want answered to show that Trump still holds "America's interests first".

"There's been a lot of heat and very little light following that press conference", he told Catholic television network EWTN. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting.

Rep. Eric Swalwell: Translator Should Reveal Trump, Putin Talks