Donald Trump rules out easing Russian Federation sanctions unless Syria, Ukraine issues resolved

Donald Trump rules out easing Russian Federation sanctions unless Syria, Ukraine issues resolved

President Donald Trump said Sunday that "it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia" after his lengthy meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany.

After a weekend of criticism of President Donald Trump 's tweeted plan to create a cybersecurity unit in cooperation with Russian Federation, the president posted on Twitter late Sunday U.S. time that he actually didn't think it would happen.

"The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen", Trump tweeted Sunday.

In an interview aired Sunday on CBS News' "Face The Nation", Haley said Putin "did what we all expected him to do, which was deny it".

Trump has continued to doubt the intelligence community's conclusions, including in Poland last week, when he said: "Well I think it was Russian Federation, and I think it could have been other people and other countries".

Russian President Vladimir Putin looks on before a meeting at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. But one day before the meeting, Trump said he thought Russian Federation was behind the hacks, but that "other people in other countries" could have interfered as well.

After more discussion, Trump supposedly told Putin that it was time to move on to other issues, including Syria, Tillerson told journalists. On Monday, the White House confirmed that the two leaders also discussed sanctions related to Russia's alleged meddling in United States elections. But he did tweet: "Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!"

When asked about Trump's idea to work with Putin on cybersecurity, McCain responded sarcastically, "I am sure Putin could be of enormous assistance, since he's doing the hacking".

Trump Jr.'s tweet is the latest shift in his explanation of the meeting first reported by The New York Times.

"He's answered this question many times", Priebus said.

The younger Trump said in a statement that the meeting was to discuss the adoption of Russian children by American couples under a program Putin had suspended.

The 35-page dossier claims that Russia has some damaging information about Trump which could be used for purposes of blackmail to get the U.S. President to cooperate with the Russian government.

It's a typical liberal talking point that ignores how any interference resulted in Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote but losing key swing states. By a series of unforced errors-omissions of financial dealings with Russian companies, unaccountably faulty memories on meetings with Kremlin-connected operatives-the Trump team has lost all credibility on the question of Russia.

Trump Jr. said Veselnitskaya then turned the conversation to the adoption of Russian children and a USA law blackisting Russians linked to alleged human-rights abuses.

Sunday night, Trump downplayed his suggestion of a joint US-Russia cybersecurity effort.

A senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence committee says the panel should interview President Donald Trump's eldest son about a meeting he and other Trump associates had previous year with a Russian lawyer to hear information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The bill-based on a series of Obama-era executive orders retaliating for Russia's de facto invasion of Ukraine and, later, its meddling in the USA elections-passed the Senate by an overwhelming margin: 98-2.

"What is important is that we agreed that there should be no uncertainty in that sphere", he said.



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