Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Talks on more USA troops in Poland 'very advanced': president

Talks on more USA troops in Poland 'very advanced': president

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle on Friday called on President Donald Trump to consider canceling his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin set for next week in Finland following a new indictment in the Russia investigation.

"It is regrettable that spreading false information has become the norm in Washington, and [the] indictments are based on openly political motives", the ministry said on Friday, responding to the announcement by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

McCain tweeted that if Trump "is not prepared to hold Putin accountable", the talks in Helsinki on Monday "should not move forward".

According to a Daily Beast report, five sources close to Trump did not privately hear his attitude change toward Russian Federation or Putin in recent days, despite being briefed on the indictment. "We should stand united against Putin's past and planned future attacks against us". The monarch welcomed the American president in the courtyard of the royal castle.

Hours before the Justice Department announcement, Trump complained anew that the special counsel's investigation is complicating his efforts to forge a better working relationship with Russian Federation.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel denied the claims, but had a harder time fending off Trump's criticism that Germany and many other allies were not meeting defense spending targets of 2 percent of GDP. But the investigation is ongoing, and there hasn't yet been a determination on possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Rep. Jerry Nadler, the top Democrat on House Judiciary, said Trump should demand the extradition of the Russians indicted on Friday, but he predicted that would not happen.

McCain says the revelations from the Justice Department add to a body of evidence that confirms a Russian plot to "attack the 2016 election, sow chaos and dissention among the American electorate, and undermine faith in our democracy".

"There should be no one-on-one meeting between this President and Mr. Putin", Warner told reporters Friday.

French President Emmanuel Macron, along with other leaders and officials, denied to reporters that the US president had threatened to quit the defense organization, saying, "President Trump never at any moment, either in public or private, threatened to withdraw from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation". The White House didn't respond to a request for further comment on whether Trump would address the indictments when he meets with Putin. "Russia is a permanent member of the [U.N.] Security Council, it's a nuclear weapons state, it has global reach - whether it's in the Middle East, or in the Korean Peninsula, or elsewhere - and I think it behooves us to have that kind of dialogue".

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