Putin Would Prefer Tree Hugger Clinton Over Me — Trump

16 Juillet, 2017, 04:18 | Auteur: Gerard Affre
  • In Paris, Trump Defends Son's Meeting With Russian Lawyer

"Our energy would be much more expensive", Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network's founder, Pat Robertson.

As the emails reverberated across the political world, Trump Jr. defended his actions in an interview with Fox News, blaming the decision to take the meeting on the "million miles per hour" pace of a presidential campaign and his suspicion that the lawyer might have information about "underreported" scandals involving Clinton.

The revelation that the younger Mr. Trump, Mr. Kushner and Paul Manafort, then the Trump campaign manager, were willing to hear a pitch by a foreign government to help manipulate the U.S. electorate should shock the Congress into bipartisan determination to make sure such interference doesn't ever happen again. And that's why I say, why would he want me?

The White House is hoping that a quick dash of French pomp and circumstance will distract from the constant barrage of negative news about links between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

"We need dialogue with everybody", the president said.

Separately, Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said his panel wants to look at the use of Russian social media "trolls" and whether they were connected to the Trump election campaign.

If anything ages worse than old Trump tweets about Obama and Clinton, it's Donald Trump, Jr's appearances on Sean Hannity's show.

The full interview airs Friday on "The 700 Club". That's what Putin doesn't like about me and that's why I say, why would he want me?

Under questioning, Wray said he had not discussed the investigation - now in the hands of an independent prosecutor, former FBI director Robert Mueller - with Trump, and pledged to insulate the agency from political interference. "And I think in a case like Syria where we can get together, do a cease-fire - and there are many other cases where getting along can be a very positive thing - but always Putin is going to want Russia and Trump is going to want the United States (to succeed), and that's the way it is", Trump said in the account provided by CBN.

Trump said that the claim that Russia favored him to win the presidency over Clinton is hard for him to understand.

Sekulow said the president was not being investigated by Mueller.

The current cease-fire in Syria remains intact, in contrast to previous efforts to stop the violence there, which Trump said "haven't held at all".

Asked if he believed US intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the election, Sukelow told CNN: "I have no idea what Russia tried to do or didn't try to do".

"We have already said that we are absolutely not familiar with this whole story", said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

As in the past, Trump said there was no collusion between his campaign and Russia. But he added of Putin: "Somebody did say if he did do it you wouldn't have found out about it. Which is a very interesting point".