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Trump faces bipartisan criticism over press conference with Putin
Fox News ^ | July 16, 2018 | Brooke Singman

Posted on 07/16/2018 2:55:20 PM PDT by reaganaut1

President Trump faced harsh bipartisan criticism back home for his Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday, as lawmakers claimed the U.S. president missed a chance to "stand up" to the Russian president on election meddling.

The U.S. president, for his part, called the summit with Putin "deeply productive." After Democrats for days called on him to nix the meeting in the wake of indictments against Russian officers for U.S. campaign hacking, Trump said he would "not make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics."

He cited progress on a range of issues, and said it would be a "good thing" to get along with Russia.

However, the president angered members of both parties by saying both countries share blame for damaged relations and by not firmly standing by U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections.

Trump said he has great confidence in the intelligence community, but Putin gave a "strong and powerful" denial. He said he doesn't "see any reason why" Russia would be behind election meddling.

"There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., countered.

Others were less reserved in their response.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has been out of Washington for months battling brain cancer, issued a blistering statement calling the performance “disgraceful.”

“President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world,” McCain said

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; finland; helsinki; johnmccain; mccain; nato; putin; russia; strawberries; summit; trump; trumpputin
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1 posted on 07/16/2018 2:55:20 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

That sound you hear is the Deep State declaring it’s “prominence”! Trump, you magnificent bastard!


2 posted on 07/16/2018 2:56:41 PM PDT by gr8eman (Since God has been banished from our classrooms, Satan has filled the void.)
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To: reaganaut1

POTUS should fire Rosenstein. The timing of Friday’s indictments was a deliberate setup to sabotage POTUS, the summit, and US-Russia relations. If there was treason, that was it.


3 posted on 07/16/2018 2:57:57 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: reaganaut1

None of the stupid, little fools running their mouths can’t do anything. They serve no actual purpose at all.

All of them are so thoroughly useless and pointless that I can’t figure out why we tolerate their presence among us.

To Hell with all of them.


4 posted on 07/16/2018 2:58:10 PM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: reaganaut1

Trump shoulda punched him in the Throat...I am officially calling for Trump to be impeached because he accepted a bugged soccer ball and he didn’t punch Putin in the throat.


5 posted on 07/16/2018 2:58:30 PM PDT by oust the louse (The LEFT has no principles, it only has goals! They are the party of death, cheating and taxes.)
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To: reaganaut1

Warmongers.


6 posted on 07/16/2018 2:59:27 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: reaganaut1

Who exactly is speaking on behalf of McCain? We keep hearing he’s releasing statements but he hasn’t been seen in public in months.


7 posted on 07/16/2018 2:59:35 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Bipartisan? Since when are there two parties? This is news to me.
 
8 posted on 07/16/2018 2:59:42 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (MAGA in the mornin', MAGA in the evenin', MAGA at suppertime . . .)
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To: reaganaut1

Just another way of saying that the Hate America Deep State crosses the aisle.


9 posted on 07/16/2018 2:59:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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and THIS is why we know the Rosen-whatever is corrupt and his press conference announcing the so-called 12 Russian hackers being indicted was to give the media and Trump bashers another narrative with this summit.

that bastard needs to be bounced from the DOJ.


10 posted on 07/16/2018 3:00:04 PM PDT by snarkytart
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Found your candidate for 2020 yet?


11 posted on 07/16/2018 3:00:20 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Who exactly is speaking on behalf of McCain?

George Soros.

12 posted on 07/16/2018 3:01:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Genoa

POTUS should fire Rosenstein. The timing of Friday’s indictments was a deliberate setup to sabotage POTUS, the summit, and US-Russia relations. If there was treason, that was it.
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If the reaction to this summit doesn’t prove your point above nothing does.

This was a full on, orchestrated effort from Rosenstein’s DOJ with Mueller.


13 posted on 07/16/2018 3:01:56 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: reaganaut1

Fox News... I never knew ye...

F/


14 posted on 07/16/2018 3:02:14 PM PDT by Professional
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To: gr8eman

Trump said nothing but the truth. Swamp dwellers need to STFU!


15 posted on 07/16/2018 3:02:21 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: reaganaut1

“Bi-partisan” = The Uniparty


16 posted on 07/16/2018 3:02:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: gr8eman

Trump’s should respond that he wants to see convincing evidence of meddling by the Russian government — not ordinary Russians— before he destroys the chance of progress — and that Mueller’s suspect indictments are not good enough.


17 posted on 07/16/2018 3:02:41 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: reaganaut1

The Peanut Gallery pipsqueaks identify themselves.


18 posted on 07/16/2018 3:02:55 PM PDT by House Atreides (BOYCOTT the NFL, its products and players 100% - PERMANENTLY)
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To: Governor Dinwiddie

GOPe plus the Democrats = bipartisan. Yeah, sure.


19 posted on 07/16/2018 3:03:15 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: reaganaut1

Yet more proof that it was a grand slam game-winner by President Trump.


20 posted on 07/16/2018 3:03:37 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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