Author: ABC News

‘Bizarre’ and ‘shameful’: Republicans lead responses to Trump news conference with Putin

By ALI ROGIN ABC NEWS– The response from lawmakers to President Trump’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin was swift and almost universally negative, with especially critical statements coming from members of Trump’s own party. Senator Bob Corker, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said: “Putin only understands strength and I did not think this…

LIVE: President Trump, Putin meet in Helsinki

President Donald Trump met and shook hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday to kick off their long-anticipated meeting in Finland, but made no mention of thorny issues like election meddling, Syria or Crimea in his opening remarks. The two leaders began the summit by walking quietly into a room in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki. Against the backdrop of…