Schumer Tells Trump to Cancel Meeting With Putin - Cortney O'Brien

Schumer Tells Trump to Cancel Meeting With Putin - Cortney O'Brien

Some in Congress are calling on President Donald Trump to cancel his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin following a Friday indictment resulting from the Russia investigation.

The Republican senator from Arizona released a statement praising the charges, which arose out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the election.

Hurt said he suspicious of the timing and suspects it was meant to hurt Trump before his upcoming meeting with Putin.

"It's on", spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.

The 12 Russian officials have been charged with hacking into the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime.

The indictment, predictably, dominated Friday's news.

The last, brief meeting between Putin and Trump took place in November 2017 in Vietnam during an APEC summit.

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, urged Trump to cancel the Putin talks.

The US President will be delivered by Air Force One, straight from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where he made a blistering attack on America's European allies over levels of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending.

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Prime Minister May said Trump is well-positioned as he prepares to meet with Putin, saying "what is important is that the president goes into this as he is doing from a position of strength and also from a position of unity in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation".

Moscow is eager to go ahead with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for it can double the gas exports to Germany under the Baltic Sea while Washington is upset with the idea, even saying that firms that invested in the pipeline risked sanctions, the report added.

But just days out from a high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the mercurial United States leader threatened to throw the transatlantic alliance into disarray.

The White House didn't immediately respond to CNET's request for comment.

Trudeau says that while the two per cent target remains a legitimate way of measuring the commitment of alliance members, he considers tangible and consistent resources and leadership, which Canada continues to demonstrate, to be more important.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said during a press conference in Brussels that the 2 percent target had not changed. No Americans are involved. The 20 are four former Trump campaign and White House aides, three of whom have pleaded guilty to different crimes and agreed to cooperate, and 13 Russians accused of participating in a hidden but powerful social media campaign to sway USA public opinion in the 2016 election.

Rosenstein called for unity in the face of Russian meddling. "The president was questioned in the United Kingdom why relations with Russian Federation are at a bad state", Warner said.

"The conspirators covertly monitored the computers of dozens of DCCC and DNC employees, implanted hundreds of files containing malicious computer code, and stole emails and other documents", it said.

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