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Trump backs down under fire, 'clarifies' on Russia meddling

Jul. 17, 2018 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump strained Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016...

Summit takeaways: Trump doubts intel, plays trusting partner

Jul. 17, 2018 6:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin left a wake of confusion and outrage in the U.S. After a remarkable 45-minute joint press conference, the White House struggled to explain why Trump aligned so closely with the Russian leader, a chief geopolitical foe....

Analysis: Trump's 'America First' morphs into 'Me First'

Jul. 17, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's "America First" slogan morphed into "Me First" as the president unloaded on the U.S. intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Trump also blamed American "foolishness and stupidity" for the poor...

Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

Jul. 16, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's...

Trump-Putin summit leaves wake of confusion, outrage in US

Jul. 16, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin left a wake of confusion and outrage in the U.S. After a remarkable 45-minute joint press conference, the White House struggled to explain why Trump aligned so closely with the Russian leader, a chief geopolitical foe....

Analysis: Slogan becomes 'Me First' as Trump meets Putin

Jul. 16, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's "America First" slogan morphed Monday into "Me First" as the president unloaded on his own intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Trump also blamed American "foolishness and stupidity" for the...

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

Jul. 16, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit and seemed to accept Putin's insistence that Russia's hands were clean. Trump's...

Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start'

Jul. 16, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday with a wink and slouch, respectively, then talked one on one behind closed doors for two-plus hours before the American leader declared their meeting was off to a "very, very good start for...

US firm tried to enlist ambassadors to help Russian company

Jul. 16, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. lobbying firm sought to recruit the ambassadors of France, Germany and several other countries to demonstrate international support for severing Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's control of Rusal, the aluminum manufacturing giant sanctioned by Washington. Documents made public by...