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19.08.2018 - 02:21 [ Press TV ]

Trump says has ‘nothing to lose’ in meeting with foreign leaders: It’s a good thing!

Trump released a nearly minute-long video on Twitter on Saturday, defending his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“I’ve said for a long time, if you’re president, you should meet with foreign leaders. You have nothing to lose and you have a lot to gain,” he said. „Nothing bad can happen, it’s only going to be positive, especially if your president knows what he’s doing.“

30.07.2018 - 09:45 [ New York Times ]

Trump to Invite Putin to Washington, Blindsiding His Intelligence Chief

(19.7.2018) President Trump plans to invite President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to visit Washington in the fall, the White House said Thursday — an invitation that stunned the nation’s top intelligence official, who said he was still groping for details of what the two leaders had discussed in their encounter this week in Helsinki, Finland.

“Say that again,” the director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, replied when Andrea Mitchell of NBC broke the news while interviewing him at a security conference in Aspen, Colo.

30.07.2018 - 09:41 [ New York Times ]

Who Heard What Trump Said to Putin? Only One Other American

(19.7.2018) Little else is known publicly about Ms. Gross, who has been thrust into the spotlight as potential corroboration for what transpired between the two leaders during their two-hour meeting in Helsinki, Finland. As furor over the meeting grows, she faces increasing calls from Congress to testify about what she heard.

29.07.2018 - 12:56 [ NPR.org ]

Trump Is Open To Visiting Russia If Putin Invites Him, White House Says

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump is open to receiving the official invitation and that Trump „looks forward“ to a Putin visit to the United States sometime next year.

Sanders made no mention of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Earlier, the White House said Trump would postpone his invitation for Putin to visit until next year because it believed Mueller’s „witch hunt“ would be over by then.

29.07.2018 - 12:40 [ Bloomberg.com ]

Russia-U.S. Syria Deal Hits Trouble as Post-Summit Tensions Grow

The U.S. “has not fulfilled its own promises” made in Helsinki to remove opposition forces to enable a buffer zone on Syria’s border with Israel, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The Defense Ministry accused the U.S. of sabotaging the agreement after a senior American commander, General Joseph Votel, said that his country’s military won’t cooperate with Russian forces beyond a de-confliction hotline to avoid unintended clashes.

22.07.2018 - 14:15 [ Washington Post ]

Russia continues to shape narrative of Helsinki summit

The spokesman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the NSC and its Russian counterparts were “continuing a working-level dialogue” to review suggestions by Putin for a new “cyber-group” and “restarting a counterterrorism group.” The two leaders also discussed forming groups of businesspeople and of retired diplomatic and military officials to provide ideas for cooperation, the administration has said.

20.07.2018 - 05:41 [ Observer.com ]

Controversial John Bolton Ally Breaks With Trump Over Helsinki Summit

Having long derided the Iran nuclear deal as “defective,” Trump during the Helsinki summit stood alongside Putin as the Russian president spoke of “lamentable consequences” if the treaty was not maintained.

20.07.2018 - 03:23 [ Philip M. Giraldi / |Strategic Culture Foundation ]

The Establishment Strikes Back

The Helsinki Summit between the two leaders was critically important to anyone interested in preserving the planet Earth as we know it and there was no reason at all to release a non-time sensitive document that was clearly intended to cast a shadow over the proceedings. In fact, the surfacing of the indictment might easily be explained as a deliberate attempt by a politicized Justice Department and Special Counsel Robert Mueller to torpedo President Trump over concerns that he might actually come to some understanding with Putin.

17.07.2018 - 13:06 [ David Stockman / Antiwar.com ]

The Vlad and Donald Show – A Glorious Blow for Peace!

The Vlad and Donald show in Helsinki Monday was simply brilliant and breathtaking – we’d say even a beautiful thing to behold.

Between them, they left CNN’s nattering nabobs of neocon nonsense sounding like the shrieking monkeys they actually are. And that’s to say nothing of the fools they made out of the newly minted liberal and progressive warmongers on the Dem side of the aisle in Washington or the so-called journalists who fill 90% of the space in the so-called mainstream media with endless pro-war propaganda.

17.07.2018 - 12:53 [ Patrick J. Buchanan / Antiwar.com ]

Trump Calls Off Cold War II

Former CIA Director John Brennan rages that, „Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki … was … treasonous. … He is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???“

Well, as Patrick Henry said long ago, „If this be treason, make the most of it!“

17.07.2018 - 06:03 [ CNN ]

Trump sides with Putin over US intelligence

Trump’s statements amounted to an unprecedented refusal by a US president to believe his own intelligence agencies over the word of a foreign adversary and drew swift condemnation from across the partisan divide.
His words signaled that he continues to equate the assessment of Russian election meddling with efforts to deligitimize his election, even though the US intelligence community made no such assessment.

17.07.2018 - 01:48 [ John V. Walsh / Antiwar.com ]

The Rocky Road to Helsinki

And afterwards if the Summit does not take us in the direction of peace, complain like hell to the White House. But if the outcome of the Summit inches us away from Armageddon and toward Détente, as did the Singapore summit, have at the naysayers – they are standing in the way of our survival. And likewise praise to the skies a positive outcome. It is this attitude that the press is trying to prevent.

Let them not instill in the populace a hatred of Trump that is stronger than the hatred of war.

16.07.2018 - 20:28 [ VOX ]

Read the full transcript of the Helsinki press conference

VLADIMIR PUTIN: Thank you so much. Shall we start working, I guess?

Distinguished Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, negotiations with the President of the United States, Donald Trump, took place in a frank and business-like atmosphere. I think we can call it a success and a very fruitful round of negotiations. We carefully analyzed the current status, the present and the future of the Russia-United States relationship — key issues of the global agenda.

16.07.2018 - 02:27 [ Antiwar.com ]

New START and the Helsinki Summit

The July 16 summit in Helsinki between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin presents a unique opportunity to reverse the dangerous nuclear competition between the United States and Russia and should be welcomed, despite its inherent risks. The opportunity to stabilize U.S.-Russian nuclear relations by extending New START, a key nuclear treaty that is set to expire in 2021, is paramount and worth the issues that come with any meeting between Trump and Putin.

07.07.2018 - 23:32 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

German Officials Have ‘Great Concerns’ About Trump-Putin Summit

Peter Beyer, a top Merkel aide, told German media that they are concerned that NATO has not been included at any stage in planning for the July 16 summit. This further gives the sense among officials that they don’t have a good handle and Trump and what his intentions for the summit are.

On the other hand, Trump will be attending a very high-profile NATO summit in the days immediately before this summit, and almost certainly will be meeting some top officials to discuss the matter.

04.07.2018 - 01:54 [ Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity ]

Who’s Afraid of the Trump/Putin Summit?

As could be expected given the current political climate in the US, the neoconservatives have joined up with the anti-Trump forces on the Left — and US client states overseas — to vigorously oppose any movement toward peace with Russia. The mainstream media is, as also to be expected, amplifying every objection to any step away from a confrontation with Russia.