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‘Bizarre’ and ‘shameful’: Republicans lead responses to Trump news conference with Putin

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The response from lawmakers to President Trump’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin was swift and almost universally negative, with especially critical statements coming from members of Trump’s own party.Sen, Bob Corker, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said: “Putin only understands strength and I did not think…read more »

John McCain slams President Trump’s ‘most disgraceful’ meeting with Vladimir Putin

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. John McCain issued a damning statement of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling their joint news conference “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.””The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.…read more »

John McCain slams President Trump’s ‘most disgraceful’ meeting with Vladimir Putin

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. John McCain issued a damning statement of President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling their joint news conference “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.””The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.…read more »

Compiling Donald Trump’s recent comments on US allies and rivals

Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump held a historic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday in Finland, using some kind words to describe his budding relationship with the world leader.The comments that followed the meeting were the most recent in a string of them stemming from Trump’s interactions with heads of state…read more »

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn appears in court, but still awaits sentencing

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn appeared in court on Tuesday. But the hearing didn’t provide a resolution to the military man’s legal battles, or additional information about his cooperation in the ongoing Russia probe.Instead, today’s roughly 20-minute proceeding was more of a meet and greet between…read more »