This is where the formal surrender documents will be signed. pic.twitter.com/2hXz03aCI3
— Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) June 28, 2018
“Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” https://t.co/dvocveHAfc
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) June 27, 2018
be grateful to be alive at a time when your country needs saving https://t.co/1LlMGbQ2l3
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 27, 2018
The President once again defending Russia’s innocence in electoral sabotage that *helped him get elected*, as he sets up a summit w Putin is the same as his “Russia, if you’re listening” moment. He’s telling them to keep going! He’s rooting them on.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 28, 2018
Yesterday, Secretary Pompeo said he was certain that Trump would confront Putin about election meddling. Today, Trump sets him straight. pic.twitter.com/MU66WQyLV7
— Taylor Griffin (@tgriffinnc) June 28, 2018
So I know you're ready for your quarterly review in Helsinki when you're sucking up to the bosses at the home office. https://t.co/vQE3cnoKvM
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) June 28, 2018
I suppose it could be a kompromat issue for these six, too, but IMO it’s more likely they’ve just decided Putin is the one with the power and they’re irresistably drawn to power…
— Ali Rogin (@AliABCNews) June 28, 2018
… “Russia has decided to meddle in other countries’ elections, including ours. Russia has invaded Ukraine, taken Crimea, it’s prolonging the war in Syria. And I’d prefer to be a friend of Russia and that’s one of the things we’re going to talk about. I would like to respectfully ask the Russians to stay in their own lane,” Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., one of the senators who will be on the trip.
“It’s useful for the Russians to know that we are of the belief, evidence is clear, that they intruded in our elections and it will be something I hope that members of Congress convey,” added Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, also noting that senators had planned their trip before the Trump/Putin summit, to be held in Helsinki on July 16, was announced.
The meeting was organized by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., who told ABC Thursday that they are hoping to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, but that the meetings were not yet confirmed. Other attendees include Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., John Hoeven, R-N.D. and John Thune, R-S.D…
Shortly before traveling to Moscow with several colleagues, a senior Republican senator all but gave Russia a green light for future interference in U.S. elections https://t.co/piYURK8Vxr
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 28, 2018