Skip to comments.Trump backs Putin on election meddling at summit, stirs fierce criticism
Posted on 07/16/2018 7:56:05 PM PDT by Mariner
HELSINKI, July 16 (Reuters) - Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.
Although he faced pressure from critics, allied countries and even his own staff to take a tough line, Trump spoke not a single disparaging word in public about Moscow on any of the issues that have brought relations between the two powers to the lowest ebb since the Cold War.
Instead, he denounced the "stupidity" of his own country's policies, especially the decision to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
But Republican Senator Rand Paul defended Trump, telling CNN: "Absolutely I'm with the president on this; the (U.S.) intelligence community was full of biased people."
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I don’t trust Putin, but sadly, I trust the CIA, FBI and the rest of the IC even less.
Fierce criticism from the leftist media so who cares?
Any time the main stream media and the establishment political creatures go bonkers I am certain that President Trump is doing the right thing. You have got to pick your battles. President Trump knew that it was better to put our “allies” in their place and start a constr5uctive dialogue with Putin regardless of the consequences.
Where’s the list of actions taken by the Rooskies?
Especially those actions that actually had a real impact.
Did any of you hear Trump say he believed Putin’s denial? I certainly didn’t.
As for our FBI and CIA, they’re nothing but liars and communists.
Agreed. Is he feeling guilty regarding his Kavanaugh comments?
I’m not clicking through.
I wonder why quotes aren’t front and center.
Some of the comments I'm hearing from so-called political leaders sounds to me like sedition.
And the reason I am thinking this is different, is that I am convinced they're serious now.
I’m still working at trying to understand why the president chose to say what he said today. Maybe it will become more apparent over time. I am purposely understating my concern at this time.
I know that the economy is looking good, with more people working. I know that the border is becoming better protected, in spite of SJW-Judges. The EPA’s power to walk on citizen’s property rights has been greatly diminished. But that joint presser with Putin? I don’t quite know what to make of it yet.
“Wheres the list of actions taken by the Rooskies?”
According to Trey Gowdy, “we” know that the Russians meddled in the election, we just don’t know what they did.
Seriously, he said that. Look it up.
Where’s the list of actions taken to prevent this alleged Russian meddling from happening again? All I see is get Trump. It’s all bs.
The reaction was deep state only.
I’ve had more than an adequate dose of this particular pile of it.
I believe Putin over our media our anyone in government other than Trump.
I also like Putin better than any of those other ones.
And Putin isn’t trustworthy or likable...
The hysterical media has hysterically declared that Donald Trump has been “sparking a storm of criticism at home.”
Criticism from whom?
Ninety percent of Republicans support Donald Trump.
Is there a single Republican Trump supporter who will vote for a Democrat because Trump said something to Vladimir Putin about an anti-Trump operation by the FBI that few people understand except for the fact that it’s an anti-Trump operation?
The Russian/American summit is now over. Unless an hysterical anti-Trump reporter can produce a video of Donald Trump standing in the middle of the Kremlin separating Russian children from the mothers, this media frenzy will end to be followed by another equally foolish anti-Trump media frenzy.
Sad but true.
Who spied on Trump more? Putin or US intel agencies?
Who tried to stop Trump from getting elected? Putin or US intel?
Did Russia bug Trump Tower?
There are Rooskies..
and then there are “Rooskies” i.e. CIA ops masquerading as actual Russian citizens to cover Seth Rich’s taking the data directly from the server and sharing it, i.e. a coverup to discount the data now available and how it was gotten. Forensic analysis shows that in the data transfer envelope contained with the data is s even today impossible to pull that much data unless it is done on a locally attached device, in other words a USB key
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