In a glimpse of White House dysfunction, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was blindsided by the news that Trump has invited Putin to the White House this fall on live national television.
It spoke volumes when Fox News' Chris Wallace was more confrontational with Putin than Trump was during their summit.
The American people should be nervous as Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin have been talking alone for two-plus hours.
Trump took to Twitter to suck up to Putin and tell him that his World Cup was the best ever ahead of their summit meeting.
Trump said that he might ask Putin to turn over the Russians that Mueller has indicted but that this happened under Obama and it was the DNC's own fault that they got hacked.
While Democrats demanded that President Donald Trump take action against Russia and cancel Monday’s summit with Vladimir Putin, Trump’s response was to attack President Barack Obama instead.
In his first public comment about the indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers Trump tweeted from Scotland:
Former FBI counterintelligence agent Clint Watts said on Morning Joe today that congressional Republicans, as well as President Donald Trump, are acting like Russian pawns. “It’s almost as if they are carrying out a script from a Russian influence operation.” Watts said.
Chuck Todd said that after today's Mueller indictments, House Republicans look like they don't care about Russian election interference.
At the end of a tense and controversial NATO summit in Brussels President Donald Trump held an informal news conference with international reporters and spoke about his upcoming summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Trump thinks that Putin is his friend, and has turned to him for advice on security issues, which means that Trump is treasonously allowing an enemy of the United States to run national security.
There are new reports that prominent Russians who are friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin had numerous contacts with officials from the National Rifle Association (NRA) during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
One of the deepest fears of many Americans is that our government has been taken over, or at least unduly influenced, by Russia and its President Vladimir Putin. And this week’s revelations about Michael Cohen from Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti have done nothing to calm those fears. In fact, it is possible to interpret Avenatti’s disclosures of Cohen’s financial transactions as evidence that Russian influence over the Trump administration does in fact exist, and has existed for years.
Fedor Emelianenko is one of the greatest heavyweight fighters in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA), which is an extremely brutal and violent sport. Fedor Emelianenko also happens to be a Russian who has been seen extensively through the years with one of his biggest supporters: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Europeans are now doing what Donald Trump is afraid to do: Accusing Russia directly for spreading fake news and interfering in the governments of western democracies. They also are taking concrete steps to combat what they say is a rising threat from Putin’s government. Hopefully Trump and Congress will follow their lead and actually do something to fight back against Russian interference in U.S. elections.
Alec Baldwin reprised his classic role as an unhinged Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night and it was one of his finest performances.
Whenever scandals in the White House and global events get too stressful our president finds an outlet by going on rants that make him feel better. This happened last week at a retreat in West Virginia that was supposed to be about tax reform, and happened again during a White House meeting with the Baltic States.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Mitt Romney would be Secretary of State if it were not for Russian influence.
In an article published Thursday morning the Journal reported:
“Weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Russia-backed online “trolls” flooded social media to try to block Mitt Romney from securing a top job in the incoming administration, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.”
Collusion comes so easily and naturally to Trump and Putin that it is almost like they have done this before.
A top secret NSA document obtained by The Intercept reveals that days before the 2016 election, Russian military intelligence launched a cyberattack on the U.S. that "raises the possibility that Russian hacking may have breached at least some elements of the voting system, with disconcertingly uncertain results."
At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Vladimir Putin tried to bail Trump out but made the president look guilty of colluding with the Russians.