Dick Durbin: Trump 'Googly-Eyed ' By Putin's Denial of Venezuelan Involvement

April FrancisMay 06, 2019

President Donald Trump talked on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin for over an hour on Friday about various foreign policy topics, Trump revealed.

"We're talking about a nuclear agreement where we make less and they make less and maybe even where we get rid of some of the tremendous firepower that we have right now", Trump told reporters, adding that any accord might include China.

Trump said the two leaders were also considering a new nuclear agreement "where we make less and they make less".

Trump said China during trade talks had "felt very strongly" about joining the United States and Russian Federation in limiting nuclear arms.

The outcome of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States election was discussed "very, very briefly", she said, the Washington Post reports.

"We didn't discuss that".

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump receives a football from Russian President Vladimir Putin as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018.

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Putin asked Trump to take 'steps to ease the sanctions pressure on North Korea, ' according to the embassy's readout. Lavrov answered in kind, calling on the United States not to interfere and proposing political negotiations to resolve the Venezuelan crisis.

The call is the first known communication between the two presidents, since the results of the Russia-special investigator Robert Mueller have been published in mid-March.

Later, as Trump and Putin spoke by phone, Bolton met with the rest of Trump's national security team at the Pentagon to sketch out possible scenarios for military intervention against Maduro. Trump joined the Russian leader at a news conference in Helsinki last summer in publicly challenging the USA intelligence community's conclusion that the Kremlin directed the interference campaign, drawing condemnation from American lawmakers in both parties. "He doesn't need to do that every two seconds", she said.

Mr Trump's tone came in stark contrast to that of his top advisers, in particular Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who charged this week that the socialist Mr Maduro had been poised to flee to Cuba, but was talked out of it by the Russians.

"Why doesn't the president get tough with Putin about what everyone seems to agree is clear, meddling in 2016 and the threat of meddling in 2020?" "Russia has sent at least a planeload full of these little green men that we've seen in eastern Ukraine and they are destabilizing the situation" now in Venezuela. The interference of Russian Federation in the US election campaign, however, came to the language.

"We knew a mountain was being made out of a molehill, so to speak, because we knew how it would end beforehand", Putin said last month. "But he knew that because he knew there was no collusion". "Now new excuses are being sought to attack President Trump".

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