A piece of paper, is this equivalent to the piece of paper in the hands of Chamberlain before the start of World War II, lets hope not for Trump will not have the sense to provide the correct reactions.
President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Vladimir Putin and shared a Christmas letter the Russian president sent him.
“A very nice letter from Vladimir Putin; his thoughts are so correct,” Trump said in a statement. “I hope both sides are able to live up to these thoughts, and we do not have to travel an alternate path.”
In the attached letter, Putin emphasized the importance of cooperation between the two countries.
“I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner – to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level,” the Russian leader wrote.
The statement comes amid a new controversy over Trump’s nuclear plans and fears it could spark a new arms race with Russia.
Source: Trump shares letter from Putin: ‘His thoughts are so correct’ | TheHill
Russian President Vladimir Putin convened a meeting of Russia’s Security Council this morning, and on this occasion there is no doubt at all about what was the main topic of discussion.
Here is the Kremlin’s summary:
“Participants in the meeting
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The CIA believes that Russia intentionally meddled in the US election specifically to help Donald Trump win.
That allegation was revealed in a secret CIA presentation that was given to lawmakers, The Washington Post and The New York Times reported on Friday night.
Intelligence officials believe they have identified individuals with connections to the Russian government who allegedly gave WikiLeaks thousands of hacked emails and other documents, The Post wrote.
Source: CIA report: Russia tried to help Trump win election – Business Insider
Donald Trump is not backing down from his praise of Vladimir Putin – even if his embrace of the Russian president is sparking media criticism and causing his GOP colleagues obvious unease.
Trump told NBC’s Matt Lauer that Putin “has very strong control over a country,” during a forum on national security and foreign affairs on Wednesday evening. He also praised Putin for having an “82 percent approval rating” among his own people.
During another interview this week with Larry King, the GOP nominee insisted that the idea of Russian interference in the U.S. election was “pretty unlikely.” The interview stirred more controversy because it was rebroadcast on RT, a Kremlin-backed TV network.
Source: What Trump sees in Putin | TheHill
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