Missed opportunity? The Putin-Trump summit that wasn't

"(He should) maybe just think, I should probably put distance between myself and Vladimir Putin". We agreed with Trump on that subject, and still do.

TAPPER: "Do you know of any compromising material the Russians might have on him?".

USA journalists believe that President Trump will continue avoiding full-fledged meetings with Putin while Robert Muller continues investigating so-called "secret ties" of Trump's election headquarters with the Russian administration during the presidential race in 2016. Donald told friends he accepted what the girls told him: "She said it's her, not me".

Brennan also said that Trump attacked them to try to "delegitimise" the findings of the intelligence agencies.

It's not that hard to summon up images of our president ignoring reports from his own intelligence agencies about threats to our democracy, with possibly dire results.

Some within the Russian elite would like Putin to announce soon, a source close the presidential administration told RBC.

Nevertheless, even during a brief dialogue, the two presidents gave the go-ahead for the publication of the text of the joint statement on Syria, which had been carefully coordinated the foreign policy departments of Russian Federation and the United States.

After going through this, Matthews asked Speier why Trump has a "bromance" with Putin, which he said is "resistant to change".

On Sunday, Trump said he was surprised by the criticism and tried to clarify his remarks on Putin, when questioned by reporters during a press conference in Hanoi. "But it is certainly a possibility", Trump said. "And you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with that", Trump said. "I've worked with them very strongly". "And I feel that having Russian Federation in a friendly posture, as opposed to always fighting with them, is an asset to the world and an asset to our country, not a liability". As part of the purges of governmental agencies, he had decimated his army's officer class and basically was ignoring them, even as the Germans started their invasion, and millions died at the hands of German soldiers as a effect. Apparently, the USA leader was reluctant to discuss global issues with Vladimir Putin. They also took note of President Asad's recent commitment to the Geneva process and constitutional reform and elections as called for under UNSCR 2254.

IT would have been a photojournalist's dream photo opportunity, posing the world's three most powerful leaders-President Xi Jinping of China, President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and President Donald Trump of the United States-for a major photograph that would rival the triumvirate photos in World War II, which helped seal the fate of Adolf Hitler. "He's the President of the United States".

If the president means what he says, he thinks he must credit the words of America's enemy when that enemy denies undermining American interests so that he can "work with" that enemy in accomplishing America's interests.

When Trump's convoy passed spectators on Nguyen Van Line Road in Da Nang, Vietnam, one individual was seen with a sign that read "Welcome the President (angel) of America Donald Trump to Da Nang Vietnam". We also hope clearer heads inside the White House possess the sagacity to guide him to sounder ideas than the idiotic ones he claims to endorse.

Vanessa Coleman

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