Putin Allegedly Has A Mental Health Dossier On TrumpBy Darlene Powers Feb 23, 2017
Trump has sent mixed signals about Russian Federation for months, both when he was a presidential candidate and after he was sworn in as president.
Though it's illegal for private citizens to conduct USA diplomacy, Spicer finally admitted Tuesday that Flynn did, indeed, discuss Obama-imposed sanctions against Russian Federation with Kislyak, despite Flynn's previous denials.
Viktor Ozyorov, the chairman of the committee, expressed a more measured view, noting that it will be Trump who will have final say on actual policy. The second deals with communications between Trump associates and suspected Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. The discussions took place before Trump became president. Before the USA elected the presidential version of the kid who only ever read CliffsNotes in English class, facts were the things that dictated policy and ended arguments. The U.S. president has also called reports about his administration being close to Russian Federation as "fake news".
The U.S. intelligence community determined late a year ago that Russian hackers released stolen Democratic National Committee emails and spread disinformation in an effort to benefit Trump's presidential campaign. Flynn finally shared his version with the conservative Daily Caller, the day he was sacked. "I have nothing to do with Russia", he said during his news conference, insisting, "The whole Russian thing, that's a ruse".
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Clearly, the road for turning any regional initiative into something concrete that will bring about peace is still long. After eight years of testy ties with Barack Obama, Mr Netanyahu seems to be relishing Mr Trump's warm embrace.
Vice Admiral Robert Harward turned down the President's job offer last week, reportedly after a staffing dispute with the White House. Will Hurd said he's confident in the way leaders of his party plan to investigate alleged connections between the administration of President Donald Trump and the Russian government. That's one reason investigators keep asking what contacts the Trump team had with Russian Federation before the election. Trump even hid this information from his Vice President, allowing Mike Pence to go on national television and look like a jerk - giving Americans false assurances that Trump and his top advisors had known to be false for weeks.
Yet, while the media focused on the contacts with Russia, Trump blamed Flynn's departure on "criminal" leaks. "This is fake news put out by the media". The Russians mostly use "erratic" as code for linking issues they believe should be completely unrelated, such as their conduct in Syria linked with USA arms control negotiations.
It is not unusual for foreign governments to make contact with United States presidential candidates in the hope of building relationships and gaining influence with the next occupier of the Oval Office.
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