Trump congratulates Putin on election win; briefing materials published in press

27 March, 2018, 18:44 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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Her comments were notably tougher on Russian Federation than those coming from the White House. "They are wrong! Getting along with Russian Federation (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing". "But there are positive signs, especially in our ties with Russia's Orthodox Church, with whom we're now cooperating well on humanitarian, charitable and social projects".

The White House waited for days before condemning the attack, which London has pinned squarely on the Kremlin and Moscow has denied.

Former CIA director John Brennan told MSNBC's "Morning Joe", he thinks Trump is afraid of Putin, and "the Russians could have something on him personally that they could always roll out and make his life more hard".

The White House, which was essentially closed for official business Wednesday due to a snowstorm, also sought to undercut the Washington Post story that first reported the "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" warning.

"If this story is accurate", an anonymous US official told CNN, "that means someone leaked the president's briefing papers".

It was an unusual threat.

But the controversy was compounded as it emerged the president's prepared notes for the call had specifically warned him "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" - with a hunt now underway for the person who leaked the document.

Putin, who had also been the Prime Minister of Russian Federation on two earlier terms, had been the president of Russian Federation since 2012.


Yermakov - the head of the ministry's non-proliferation and arms control department - alternated between tough talk and quips and said in response to a question from a British official: "I am ashamed for you".

It was that rationale that Mr. Trump appeared to embrace on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary chairman said he wouldn't comment specifically about the call, but told CNN.

Putin's most serious rival, opposition leader Alexei Navalny, was barred from the race because of a criminal conviction widely seen as politically motivated.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 presidential campaign and whether Trump's campaign staff colluded with Russian efforts to influence the US vote. Sanders insisted that the administration has scolded Putin at the appropriate times.

Putin also emphasized the need for alliances to achieve the ambitious goals, saying that "political affiliations mustn't divide us". John McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement.

Peskov has served as the presidential press secretary since 2012. The two presidents subsequently sat down together at last summer's G-20 meeting in Germany, and at an Asia-Pacific economic summit in November.

"MEDIA SO DISHONEST: (Flashback) Obama calls to congratulate Putin", Fox News host Laura Ingraham tweeted. Many others, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sent congratulatory telegrams.

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