"This is an erroneous assumption", Peskov told the media. "Every time he sees me, he says, 'I didn't do that.' And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it". The notorious 45th US President confined himself to a formal handshake with Putin at the photoshoot ceremony, but was evasive and quickly retired.
Believing Vladimir Putin's denials of Russia's election meddling.
"It's really confounding... It would be so much simpler if the president would just come out and say Russian Federation obviously interfered with our election and we're going to investigate that and stop them from doing it going forward, and I'll tell that to Vladimir Putin's face", said Pace. But that doesn't invalidate the findings of dozens of intelligence professionals who looked at Russia's activities throughout the election process and concluded that Putin had directed a campaign to influence the 2016 presidential contest.
He asked Julie Pace, the Washington bureau chief, to explain the political logic of Trump's behavior toward Russian Federation during his Asia trip - and she was just as baffled as Heilemann.
"The Trump administration's plan of substituting bilateral FTAs for the multilateral TPP is going nowhere fast", said Bonnie Glaser, an Asia scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Seferovic should have settled it in the 85th minute but instead shot high and wide - and was substituted nearly immediately. Northern Ireland face a fight to hold on to manager Michael O'Neill after their failure to reach the World Cup finals.
The reason given by their respective governments for Putin and Trump not having a proper sideline chat was scheduling conflicts.
How odd, then, to behold that same Donald Trump exhibit precisely the same sort of naïveté toward Russian Federation and, more particularly, Vladimir Putin. Trump said he asked Putin if Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
The president's argument for taking this manifestly preposterous position is that continuing to dwell on Russia's assault on the USA election system will only get in the way of the two nations' cooperation on important matters such as Syria and Iran. Trump, in contrast, said he believes Putin and that it is time for us to go forward. The report, which was issued on behalf of the 17-agency intelligence community, did not address whether the interference affected the outcome of the election.
"Is Trump the guy who should be leading that investigation?", Fallon asked. "I believe that he feels that he and Russian Federation did not meddle in the election". "I believe in our intel agencies, our intelligence agencies". Russia, however, views stringent economic measures against the North as a recipe for initiating the collapse of the Kim regime in Pyongyang, which would, in Russia's estimation, lead to widespread social instability - to say nothing of the potential economic reverberations across Northeast Asia. As part of the purges of governmental agencies, he had decimated his army's officer class and basically was ignoring them, even as the Germans started their invasion, and millions died at the hands of German soldiers as a effect. Vladimir Putin does not have America's interests at heart.
But Trump told of his "great relationship" with Duterte, characterizing it as "very successful".
Over on Late Night, Meyers made jokes at the president's expense during his "Closer Look" segment.