Speaking following their bilateral meeting in Finland, U.S. President Donald Trump said he trusts Vladimir Putin’s word that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election before bringing up Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.
- The world trusts Putin more than Trump (rediff)
- Countries trust Xi and Putin more than Trump (Axios)
- World trusts Putin, Xi and Merkel more than Trump (Independent)
- G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel Affirms Russia Attacked Election … (NYTimes)
- Senate report says Russian election interference ‘invariably’ supported Trump, recommends national PSA (TechCrunch)
Reuters reports U.S. President Donald Trump saying after meeting Vladimir Putin on Monday he no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russia interfered to help him win the 2016 election. On a day when he faced pressure from critics, allied countries and even his own staff to take a tough line, Trump said not a single critical word about Moscow on any of the issues that have brought relations between the two powers to the lowest ebb since the Cold War.
- Russian election-interference efforts have only increased since 2016: bipartisan Senate report (MarketWatch)
- In Second Volume of Bipartisan Report, Senate Intelligence Committee Releases Findings on Russia’s Interference in the 2016 Election (senate.gov)
- Senate Intel releases 2nd volume of report on 2016 Russian interference (Axios)
- Report – Select Committee on Intelligence (senate.gov)
- Senate Intel’s newest Russia report undermines pro-Trump conspiracy theories (Politico)
Are U.S. President Trump’s attacks on the FBI undermining American democracy and institutions? What will happen after the release of a partisan memo criticizing the FBI? Two political analysts discuss the latest.
Former FBI director James Comey rips into President Trump and his Republican allies, arguing that attacks on the FBI make no sense. “So another day of Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Steele dossier,” Comey says to reporters waiting for him after a closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill. “This while the President of the United States is lying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country. How does that make any sense?”
President Trump is lashing out at the FBI as the Russia investigation moves closer to the White House. The president used Twitter to attack the bureau’s credibility. Fired FBI Director James Comey responded with a quote from his own Capitol Hill testimony earlier this year. Margaret Brennan reports.
In an interview with The Atlantic at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival in June, former FBI director James Comey reveals why President Trump’s recent attacks on the rule of law have the effect of eroding trust in the FBI and the Department of Justice–institutions that are undergirded by ideals of nonpartisanship and accountability.
In a campaign speech Monday, Donald Trump made comments on the FBI’s conclusion that they wouldn’t change their ruling after sifting through more than 600,000 more emails.
Related: Bipartisan Senate Report Undercuts Trump’s Account of 2016 Meddling
Rachel Maddow looks at how Republicans are enacting a strategy of undercutting the elements of U.S. intelligence and the FBI that are the underpinnings of the investigation into Donald Trump.
After the FBI raided the office & home of Trump’s personal lawyer, the president called it a ‘disgrace’ and ‘an attack on our country.’ FBI veteran Frank Montoya, Jr. reacts to Trump’s attacks on the DOJ & FBI.
Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi says the attacks on the FBI by Trump and his allies are eroding the public’s trust in the agency that doesn’t serve the American public at all.
US President Donald Trump has criticised the FBI and its former Director James Comey in a series of Tweets. On Friday, Donald Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced that he was co-operating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Some analysts say that’s a sign he may be ready to speak out against Trump officials. In a series of posts early on Sunday, the US president said the FBI’s reputation was “in tatters”. Harry Horton reports from Washington.
Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Sunday, issuing a fresh denial that he asked former director James Comey to drop an investigation into the conduct of one of his top aides, Michael Flynn. In a Twitter tirade, Mr Trump said the FBI’s reputation was “in tatters”. His attack came amid a flurry of developments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into alleged Russian interference in the US election. Mr Trump denies that his team colluded with Russia to get him elected. Reports emerged over the weekend that Mr Mueller, a former FBI director, had dismissed an FBI officer from the investigation during the summer after he was discovered to have made anti-Trump remarks in text messages.
President Trump slammed the FBI on Twitter, calling its investigation into the Russian dossier “”tainted.”” That follows his previous attacks on deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe. Jesse Byrnes, associate editor at The Hill, joined CBSN with more on the relationship between the president and the intelligence community.
MSNBC National Security Analyst Jeremy Bash reacts to Trump saying the reputation of his own FBI is in ‘tatters’ and the ‘worst history’ because of James Comey.
In a “Beat” special report Ari Melber breaks down Andrew McCabe’s career in public service and why Trump is reportedly trying to get him fired from the FBI.
United States President Donald Trump has intensified his accusatory tone with the nation’s top law enforcement agency, calling the FBI biased and whose reputation for fairness was “in tatters”. A series of tweets over the weekend, reinforced by comments made to journalists today, the embattled President has taken a bellicose posture against the organisation that, just days earlier, helped secure a plea deal and a pledge for future cooperation from his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn into its Russia collusion probe. The President’s attacks on an independent investigative agency like the FBI has seen former officials and lawmakers push back at what is being viewed as an effort to undermine the institution’s credibility.
US President Donald Trump attacked Senator John McCain, who died in 2018, saying he’d “never liked him much ” and that he’d “probably never will,” during a speech at a military base in Lima, Ohio on Wednesday.
Trump’s main criticism of McCain is that he turned over information to the FBI about allegations of crimes and collusion against Trump, in a document known as the Steele Dossier.
“He got it. And what did he do? He didn’t call me. He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy. And that’s not the nicest thing to do,” said Trump adding that the dossier was fake.
Former CIA Director John Brennan warns about President Trump’s repeated attacks on the FBI. Stephanie Ruhle breaks down some of the president’s attacks on his own FBI and DOJ. Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tom Dupree and MSNBC Terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance weigh in on the danger of the president constantly criticizing America’s institutions of law and order.
In a wide ranging interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, former Vice President Joe Biden says that President Trump’s attacks on the FBI is casting doubt on the US justice system and is achieving exactly what Russian President Vladimir Putin wants.
“The Five” host Juan Williams on concerns over allegations of politicization of the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.