By: Steve Dellar | 07-14-2018 | News
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White House Confirms Trump-Putin Summit Still ‘On’ As First Couple Arrives In Scotland

White House Press Secretary Ms Sarah Sanders confirmed to reporters that the planned meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump was still ‘on’ after reporters asked for her reaction as top Democrats urged Mr Trump to cancel the summit given new allegations that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had been hacked by Russia.

The demand came after US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with election interference while claiming that "the goal of the conspirators was to have an impact on the election," an allegation which the Russian foreign ministry in return stated was simply a “heap of conspiracy schemes.”

Kremlin adviser Mr Yuri Ushakov meanwhile stated that Russia looked forward to meeting with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland. Mr Ushakov: "We consider Trump a negotiating partner."

"The state of bilateral relations is very bad. We have to start to set them right."

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Top Democrats all released statements urging Mr Trump to cancel the planned meeting upon hearing the news. House Minority leader Ms Nancy Pelosi claimed that President Donald Trump “must immediately cancel his meeting with Putin.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="">@realDonaldTrump</a> must immediately cancel his meeting with Putin. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ProtectOurDemocracy</a></p>&mdash; Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) <a href="">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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DNC chairman Tom Perez said: "President Trump should absolutely cancel this meeting with Putin on Monday. He is not a friend of the United States."

Over in the Senate, Democratic leader Mr Chuck Schumer replied: "President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won't interfere in future elections."

The news comes as the First Couple spends a weekend in Scotland for a private vacation at Mr Trump’s golf resort in Turnberry.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Beautiful night at <a href="">@TrumpTurnberry</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Scotland</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Eric Trump (@EricTrump) <a href="">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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As they arrived in the north of the UK yesterday evening, they were greeted by Scottish Secretary Mr David Mundell, who was "pleased to greet Mr Trump on behalf of the UK government."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WATCH: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive in Glasgow, Scotland. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) <a href="">July 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"The UK and the USA a have long and important relationship - we have close cultural ties, a strong economic partnership and the US is one of our most important security allies.”

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"The President's visit is an opportunity to strengthen those vital links. Mr Trump is passionate about his Scottish heritage, and I hope he enjoys his visit to Scotland."

Mr Trump will leave Scotland on Sunday and travel to Finland.


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1 Comment/s No. 31255 2018-07-14 : 17:30

Good! Its the worst thing the corrupt-to-the-core military industrial complex killing-machine could ever imagine: peace between two powerful superpowers. God forbid!

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