Sen. Coons: Trump's 'Closeness' to Putin Is 'Alarming'


"If you compare objectively President Trump's policies in Russian Federation... to President Obama's policies in Russian Federation".

'I'm not going to talk about what we may have been briefed in "the Gang of Eight" when these investigations opened, but I do think it's curious that throughout that whole summer when these investigations started, you had Vladimir Putin policies nearly being parroted by Donald Trump, ' Warner said. Trump took possession of his interpreter's notes after a 2017 meeting in Hamburg and instructed the linguist not to discuss the matter with other administration officials, the Post said, citing current and former USA officials.

The report about Trump's meetings with Putin follows a Friday report from The New York Times that the F.B.I. opened an investigation into whether or not Trump was acting on Russia's behalf after Trump fired former F.B.I. director James Comey in 2017.

And, he added, "It handicaps the US government - the experts and advisers and Cabinet officers who are there to serve [the president] - and it certainly gives Putin much more scope to manipulate Trump".

Cell phone records show that Cohen was near Prague during the summer of 2016, supporting claims that he met there with Russian officials during the presidential election campaign, McClatchy news service has reported.

Then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended Mr. Trump's first official meeting with Putin, but the two presidents also spoke for up to an hour at dinner, a conversation the White House did not acknowledge for almost two weeks. There has been a confusing and sometimes even alarming tendency on the part of President Trump to complement President Putin and to do things like his abrupt announcement of a withdrawal from Syria that led his own secretary of defense to resign, that has led many of us to question his closeness to and his affinity for President Putin. "I couldn't care less".

Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel soon after Comey's firing.

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In Helsinki, the two presidents spoke behind closed doors for two hours with only their interpreters present. "So I'm going to ask you, are you now or have you ever worked for Russia, Mr. President?"

The U.S. president has described the inquiry as "a witch hunt". "I do it with all countries". "Anybody could have listened to that meeting, that meeting is up for grabs".

What did the Washington Post report?

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is close to Trump and chairs the Judiciary Committee, said he intends to ask the FBI director if there was a counterintelligence investigation into the president.

"It's our responsibility to try to find out, in the best interest of the country, what really has gone on with Putin and Trump", Engel told NPR's Sarah McCammon Sunday on All Things Considered.

When Warner was asked whether he thinks Trump acted wittingly or unwittingly as a Russian agent, he cited a report alleging that Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, shared internal polling data with a Russian businessman believed to be connected to Russian intelligence.

'It was a great insult, and the New York Times is a disaster as a paper, ' Trump said. "Unlike President Obama, who let Russian Federation and other foreign adversaries push America around, President Trump has actually been tough on Russian Federation". "I want to see this wall get built".