However, all of the clips in the video don’t show Trump definitively saying Russian Federation interfered in the election-and many times feature him hedging the statement by claiming other countries could have interfered as well. The Helsinki news conference, Bennett wrote, was a moment for Trump to forcefully rebuke a long-standing US adversary.
News of a second Trump-Putin summit came soon after the Senate voted unanimously to rebuke Putin’s attempt to convince Trump to hand over current and former American officials for questioning – an offer Trump had previously called “incredible”.
The White House hasn’t commented yet on the allegation but in a series of tweets in the hours after publication, Trump once again slammed the news media over the Russian Federation summit as the “enemy of the people”. NPR’s Lucian Kim is in Moscow. “If you think the Russians are trying to be a good neighbour – these are the things they still do”.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO’-tihn) has suggested that he wants Russian interviews of Americans who are accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes. He had quite a bit to say.
Russia’s envoy to the United Nations was even quoted as saying on Thursday that the summit “will positively affect efforts to resolve the Syrian conflict”.
Russian officials have said they want to interview Kremlin critics Bill Browder and Michael McFaul, a former US ambassador to Russia. -Russian relations soured after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Albright, who served during the Clinton administration, also added that it was the job of the United States government to support their ambassador “because the jobs are very hard”.
The backlash has thrust Trump onto the defensive, leading to days of conflicting statements from both the president and the White House.
The magazine said in a statement that the depiction “is meant to represent this particular moment in U.S. foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland”.
To represent that conflict, Burson merged the faces of Trump and Putin into a still image and video which morphs between the shifting appearances of the two world leaders.
KIM: Well, amazingly, not really. Senators are, for instance, preparing legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russian Federation if USA spy agencies conclude the Kremlin meddles in the coming midterm elections. And hearing it today from President Trump is sort of a reinforcement, sort of an official stamp of approval on that. Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty which expires in 2021. But Putin himself did not go into any details during the speech.
The invitation was extended to Putin by Bolton earlier on Thursday, according to a National Security Council spokesman. “I don’t think he was prepared as well as he should have been”.
After some discussion around Trump stating Wednesday that he held Putin “personally responsible” for the 2016 hacking, co-host Ainsley Earhardt introduced a montage of four past Trump statements on the issue, which all included the president couching his statements by noting others apart from Russian Federation may have also meddled. “They would sacrifice the interests of the US business, which loses contracts and ties in Russia, US jobs, few as they may be, that rely on Russian-American cooperation”, Putin said.
GREENE: All right. NPR’s Lucian Kim reporting for us this morning in Moscow.