US intelligence heard Russian officials mention Trump before campaign

15 Juillet, 2017, 18:36 | Auteur: Basile Toussaint
  • US intelligence heard Russian officials mention Trump before campaign

US President Donald Trump said in an interview Wednesday that he had a good meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week at the G20 Summit and that the two have a good relationship.

As the White House is engulfed in a scandal about the Trump campaign's contacts with the Russian government, Trump has found solace in his fans in the Religious Right, hosting a group of conservative pastors at the Oval Office on Monday and participating in what seems to be a less-than-hard-hitting interview with Robertson.

We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they.

Manafort disclosed the meeting in a package of information he provided to the Senate and House intelligence committees, who have been investigating potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, as is Robert Mueller, the former FBI director appointed by the Justice Department as the special counsel.

For the record, Clinton is widely viewed as one of the most hawkish (pro-military) Democrats out there (she voted in favor of the Iraq War while a senator, for example). "It's just fantasy world because the reality is if there was something important that Mr. Agalarov wanted to communicate to the Trump campaign, I suspect he could have called Mr. Trump directly as opposed to having his son's pop music publicist be the intermediary".

Trump Jr. did not apologize for the meeting, but acknowledged that, in hindsight, he may have made different choices.

President Trump said in a statement from his deputy press secretary, "My son is a high-quality person and I applaud his transparency".

CNN video shows Donald Trump in Vegas with Russian businessmen
However, courts normally interpret words to have the same meaning when used in different statutes. In the interview on Wednesday, Trump said he did not fault his son for holding the meeting.

Scott Balber, an attorney for the Agalarovs, also did not deny the closeness of the relationship between the Trumps and Agalarovs, instead raising a question about Goldstone's credibility.

Attempting to dissect what Trump said is headache-inducing and fairly pointless, because the overall premise is 100 percent false. He said Washington and Moscow are now working on a second cease-fire in an area he labeled "a very rough part" of Syria.

"I have great respect for Russia".

Donald Trump Jr. has said that his relationship with Goldstone did not arise from the Miss Universe pageant.

At the press conference with the international media, Trump said he "had done a great service to the country" by nominating Wray.

The younger Trump instead suggested in an interview Tuesday with Fox News' Sean Hannity, an ardent Trump supporter, that he met Goldstone through a golf course tournament where Emin Agalarov performed. I wouldn't do it. I think it's disgusting. DNC officials told Politico her information wasn't worth putting in their briefing books, and Chalupa's efforts to force a congressional inquiry fizzled. "It was a poor choice of words, perhaps, but in no way shape or form was I ever even remotely talking about the Holocaust". It also had images of Donald Trump Sr., Donald Trump Jr., Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump allies such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Roger Stone.

Trump Jr. posted the image in September 2016 as a reaction to Hillary Clinton's campaign gaffe where she referred to Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables".