Rudy Giuliani touts Russian hacking indictments as 'good news for all Americans'

14 July, 2018, 09:49 | Author: Myra Gill

"T$3 hese Russian conspirators attacked our democracy and were communicating with Americans to interfere in our election".

During a press briefing Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he had told the president earlier this week about the upcoming indictments, which charged the Russian officers with hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee with the goal of having "an impact in the elections".

"I have a lot of faith in President Trump", he said.

President Donald Trump has already scripted out his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he brings up election meddling - and he's not predicting a courtroom thriller.

According to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, however, the summit is "still on" despite calls that it be cancelled.

McCain wasn't the only Republican senator to criticize Putin following the indictments. "He needs to understand what evidence we have of foreign election interference".

The indictments come just days before the president is scheduled to hold a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

The charges come as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election.

"We do have a - a political problem where - you know in the United States we have this stupidity going on". "If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the summit in Helsinki should not move forward". Many foreign leaders and high-ranking officials will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup final match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, Russian president's aide Yuri Ushakov said on Friday. I don't think he'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me, ' Trump predicted of his meeting with the former KGB colonel.

In response, congressional leaders urged Trump to call off the meeting.

"I don't think you'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me, '" Trump said Friday morning before the indictments were announced. Thus, on Saturday he will meet with the presidents of Palestine, Gabon, Sudan and Moldova.

Sen. Mark Warner, top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, offered Trump an ultimatum for the highly anticipated summit: make Russian interference a priority, or cancel the meeting.

Hours before the Justice Department announcement, Trump complained anew that the special counsel's investigation is complicating his efforts to forge a better working relationship with Russian Federation.



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