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U.S., Russian Federation will ‘work jointly’ to ensure Israel’s security

18 July 2018

Mr Steele, a former intelligence agent with MI6, compiled a dossier on Mr Trump's links to Russian Federation, after initially being hired by Republicans who wanted to block Mr Trump from becoming the party's presidential candidate.

"He is wholly in the pocket of Putin", Brennan tweeted, adding that Trump's behavior "exceeds the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors", meaning that it could be grounds for impeachment in Congress. She calls the President's position "untenable".

"We have been clear in our assessments of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy, and we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security", Coats said.

US President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018. The investigation, which is also examining whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow, has also resulted in charges against several former Trump campaign officials.

"The problem with our media becoming a collective joke is that they have the ability to wreak tremendous havoc and do great damage, but these people are a laughingstock, and they do not know it", he said Monday on "The Rush Limbaugh Show." On Monday, officials said another Russian agent had been arrested for seeking to influence United States politics.

"But that doesn't even begin to capture how surreal this summit was".

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Trump reiterated his position that the probe into whether his presidential campaign colluded with the alleged Russian interference was politically motivated and represented a "disaster for our country".

On Monday, Trump also resurrected several debunked conspiracy theories about his opponent Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, called out an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent involved in the meddling probe by name and complained about media coverage.

"You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader, certainly that I've ever seen", he said.

Putin said he'd expect the USA to return the favor and cooperate in a Russian probe against Browder over alleged financial crimes.

"Putin's poodle: Trump sells out U.S. intelligence agencies with the world watching", said The New York Daily News.

Mr Trump's team says "a productive dialogue" with Russian Federation is "good for the world".

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'Moreover, we can meet you halfway, ' Putin said.

Putin's assertion, which is similar to a response from a comparable question earlier in the day, directly contradicts the infamous "Steele dossier", a 35-page research document, largely unsubstantiated, that was compiled by British spy Christopher Steele during the Presidential election that details compromising information the Russian government may have collected about Trump. His proposal to trade access to Russians accused of hacking in return for Russian investigators engaging in investigations of Kremlin critics was "an incredible offer", according to Trump.

From the Baby Trump balloon to Putin's political football, what a week of metaphors it's been.

He reiterated that Crimea joined Russian Federation as a result of a democratic referendum.

Russian President Vladimir deflected questions about Russia's involvement in Syria's civil war, in which at least half a million people are estimated to have been killed.

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U.S., Russian Federation will ‘work jointly’ to ensure Israel’s security