Maine's Congressional Delegation Is Critical Of Trump's Summit Comments

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin speak to the media during a joint press conference after their summit on Monday in Helsinki

In this case, Trump sided with his Russian counterpart by openly questioning his own intelligence agencies' findings that Moscow was behind the 2016 USA elections. "Clearly, there have been some challenges, I hope we understand each other better now", the Russian president said.

The president met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Finland Monday amid growing tensions between the two countries, specifically over interference in the 2016 election.

"One of the early things he [Putin] said when we started was, "It's really a shame, because we could do so much good", Trump noted. Trump later reiterated his stance on Twitter.

It's become painfully hard to track exactly where we're at with the investigation into possible interference in the 2016 USA election by Russian Federation, given that something insane seems to happen every single day. Both actions have received widespread worldwide condemnation, including from the US.

Republican heavyweights also labelled Trump's comments "disgraceful".

"The damage inflicted by President Trump's naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is hard to calculate".

Putin spoke to Fox News after his summit Monday with Trump.

President Donald Trump defended his statements after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, crediting himself with diffusing tension between the two nations while praising his counterpart as "very, very strong". And he said Trump and Putin "seemed to be speaking from the same script" as Trump made a "conscious choice to defend a tyrant".

Turkey's plan to buy Russian defence system a risk for NATO
Turkey has so far angrily rejected calls from United States senators for the scrapping of the planned S-400 acquisition. In Washington, members of Congress are anxiously seeking a way to block the sale of F-35s to Turkey altogether.

"That is not just the finding of the American intelligence community but also the House Committee on Intelligence".

"As I have said before, Russian Federation is not our friend; Russian Federation is not an ally".

Mr Ryan is not the only powerful Republican to have criticised Mr Trump's behaviour towards Russia - Senate foreign relations chairman Bob Corker, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich are among those who have joined in.

"The president must appreciate that Russian Federation is not our ally", said Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. Key GOP lawmakers at least initially refrained from directly attacking Trump's performance, and at least one echoed the president's criticism of the special counsel probe.

Still, Trump considered the summit a bigly success, saying, "Well, I think we're doing really well with Russian Federation as of today".

"For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American defense officials, and American intelligence agencies is thoughtless, dangerous, and weak".

Senator Jeff Flake called the press conference "shameful" and Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted that it was a "bad day for the US".


  • Migration figures: European Union  migration to United Kingdom  lowest since 2013, ONS says

    Migration figures: European Union migration to United Kingdom lowest since 2013, ONS says

    The figures show that overall, about 280,000 more people came to the United Kingdom than left in 2017. Net migration in 2017 was the highest level since September 2011, the government report showed.

    Brewers Josh Hader apologizes for offensive tweets that surfaced during All-Star game

    When asked if he is anxious about facing any potential discipline from the league, Hader said he is "ready for any consequences". Following the game, teammate Christain Yelich said he didn't know what really happened. "This mistake won't happen again".
    Manny Machado to Dodgers near-certain

    Manny Machado to Dodgers near-certain

    With the MLB All-Star break upon us, Manny Machado has quite possibly played his last game with the Baltimore Orioles . But for now, I'm just trying to worry about today, not try to worry about anything else.
  • Meghan, Harry unveil Nelson Mandela centenary exhibit

    Meghan, Harry unveil Nelson Mandela centenary exhibit

    The Duchess of Sussex has arrived at an exhibition charting the life, career and politics of one of her heroes, Nelson Mandela . Also in attendance at the event's launch were Baroness Lawrence and Andrew Mlangeni - a former inmate of Mr Mandela .

    Hillary Clinton Just Snubbed Trump's Meeting With Putin In Four Simple Words

    Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations panel, has floated a resolution similar to Flake's. The fallout was so severe that Trump made what he called a "clarification" of his comments the following day.
    Aviation giants fly into Farnborough Airshow under Brexit cloud

    Aviation giants fly into Farnborough Airshow under Brexit cloud

    It alternates with the Paris Airshow and collectively they account for over a quarter of industry order intake each year. I think the market had to pause a little bit until we could deliver consistently and get to ramp up and rate.
  • Nokia X5 Goes Official With MediaTek Helio P60 SoC and Notched Display

    Nokia X5 Goes Official With MediaTek Helio P60 SoC and Notched Display

    It also sports a dual-camera setup at the back that includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and it features fingerprint sensor at the back panel and bears Face unlock feature as well.
    Walmart is Reportedly Working on a Netflix Like Streaming Service

    Walmart is Reportedly Working on a Netflix Like Streaming Service

    And Ofcom's research shows it is Netflix and Amazon's investment in original content that is mostly responsible. Walmart may be the next giant to enter the video streaming wars, according to a report from The Information .

    Duke & Duchess of Sussex ‘frustrated’ with Thomas Markle

    In his paid interview with The Sun , Thomas said he wasn't opposed to flying to London to track down his daughter. Thomas emphasized that he wants to maintain a "father-daughter relationship" with Meghan.
  • Blizzard removes upfront fee for new World of Warcraft players

    Blizzard removes upfront fee for new World of Warcraft players

    Almost 14 years later, and Blizzard is finally changing that model by dropping the requirement to purchase the game first. By removing the need to buy the game, Blizzard both lowers the barrier to entry and clears up any potential confusion.
    U.S.  lawmakers slam Donald Trump's remarks at Helsinki summit

    U.S. lawmakers slam Donald Trump's remarks at Helsinki summit

    However, the prime minister said he found the evidence for Russian interference in the USA elections "very compelling". Trump said at the press conference that he holds "both countries responsible" for tensions between the nuclear powers.
    Finland's biggest newspaper takes jab at Trump, Putin before summit

    Finland's biggest newspaper takes jab at Trump, Putin before summit

    The president said he might ask for Putin to send the dozen Russians who were indicted by the Mueller probe to the United States. He said in the CBS interview that he's going into the meeting with "low expectations" but believes "it's a good thing to meet".


Latest news

Toyota Supra will be offered with a four-cylinder, too…
Supra chief engineer Testsuya Tada confirmed that there will be a four cylinder Supra at the Goodwood Festival of Speed . Both will mate to an eight-speed automatic - specifically, the ZF 8HP.

US Secret Service agent dies after stroke during Trump’s Scotland trip
Meanwhile, thousands of protesters have been thanked by police for their "good behaviour" during Donald Trump's stay in Scotland .

Relief Roundup: A home run-filled MLB All-Star Game
The American League continued its five-year winning streak for its sixth win against the National League in six years. The Yankees' Aaron Judge started off the scoring for the American League with a solo homer in the second inning.

Amazon employees strike in Spain and Germany
Additionally, you can find exclusive offers on things like Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscriptions or discount Prime Video rentals. Last year's Prime Day had begun later in the day, however, with deals starting at 9 p.m. on July 10 and running through July 11.

Priyanka, the Tamil TV actress found dead
Another television actor Sai Prashanth committed suicide after struggling for a long time with depression. Priyanka's body was reportedly first seen by her maid, when she came to the house for her daily work.

Trump Helsinki Remarks Expose GOP Divide on Foreign Policy
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan said earlier: "Let's be very clear - Russian Federation meddled in our election". Members of the Republican Party and even Fox News hosts called out Trump for siding with Putin.

Deutsche Bank Shares Soar as Profit Beats Forecasts
Despite Monday's share price jump, the bank has still lost almost two-thirds of its stock market value in the past three years. The bank said it had made progress on plans to reduce staff, with headcount down about 1,700 people to just over 95,400.

Joe Root causes a stir with cocky century celebration
If he passes he will definitely replace Siddarth Kaul; if not, India may want to draft in Shardul Thakur. While wicketkeeper and senior batsman MS Dhoni scored 42 runs off 66 balls with help of 4 boundaries.

'Utter nonsense': Putin attacks USA reporter's question about Mueller probe and collusion
Trump also called Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the matter a "disaster for our country". We will have discussions on everything from trade to military to missiles to nuclear (weapons) to China.

Shocking video shows cyclist fall through gap in drawbridge
At the start of the video, the 37-year-old woman is seen riding her bike along the bridge despite warning gates blocking her path. A cyclist was almost crushed to death when she tried to ride through a lift bridge as it rose to let a boat through.

European Union hits Google with $5bn fine for breaking competition rules
Vestager said Google also made payments to phone makers to ensure they exclusively pre-installed its search app on their devices. The company also limited the ability of manufacturers to sell phones running alternative versions of Android.

Cher and Meryl Streep share a kiss at 'Mamma Mia' premiere
I'd been to see the stage version on sufferance and hated it so much that I left at the interval. According to The Richest , Cher's net worth is approximately $305 million.

Flynas 'Best Low-Cost Airline in the Middle East' anew
The top nine airlines in the world were Asian airlines, with Singapore Airlines taking the number one spot for the fourth time. To do this, the airline has embarked on a three-year transformation plan which was launched just over a year ago.

Elon Musk Apologises For Calling Thailand Cave Diver A 'Pedo'
He said he felt sorry that the squabble with Musk had detracted from the successful end to the rescue mission. Musk's comments hit electric carmaker Tesla's share price with shares sliding three per cent on Monday.

British Prime Minister Theresa May: President Trump Suggested Suing the EU
President Trump also criticized the prime minister's Brexit decisions, saying it could end chances of a bilateral trade deal with the U.S.

Other news