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Other View: A needed meeting, but not an honor

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(The only specific result of the 136-minute meeting between Trump and Putin was a ceasefire in southwestern Syria - a possible precursor to the de-facto partition of Syria into areas controlled by the Assad regime and its U.S. backed opponents.) And while the words "jointly controlling" sound ominous, in Russian, "control" is more oversight than dominance.

The legislation sailed through the Senate nearly a month ago in response to Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its belligerence toward Ukraine.

"It's not the dumbest idea I've ever heard, but it's pretty close", Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press".

The president has his own legal team. The president won the White House partly by arguing that large multilateral trade deals had shattered the American economy, and he also has cast doubt on the existence of global warming and said the Paris accord would kill US jobs. In May, McMaster tried to get Trump to embrace NATO at a summit in Brussels; when Trump balked, U.S. allies were frantic.

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Mr Tillerson told reporters: "We did not expect an answer other than the one we received". "The perspective of both of them was: This is a really important relationship. Nothing will be done until the Ukrainian & Syrian problems are solved!" he wrote, referring to the Syrian civil war and the Russian occupation of Crimea.

President Donald Trump's eldest son says he's willing to communicate with the Senate Intelligence committee.

Russia and the US have agreed to a memorandum of understanding on creating a de-escalation zone in southwest Syria from midday Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors.

Trump Jr. said Veselnitskaya then turned the conversation to the adoption of Russian children and a US law blackisting Russians linked to alleged human-rights abuses.

"Whether Russia is going to stand with North Korea and... just oppose us for the sake of opposing us or whether everybody is going to say once and for all to North Korea, 'stop, this is reckless, it's irresponsible and we're not going to take it anymore'".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the very model of a pragmatic, well-briefed president at work. "But this is like the guy who robbed your house proposing a working group on burglary".

Some of the other countries at the summit rebuked the US for Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Trump has yet to experience a period of economic difficulty or international economic crisis.

"Trump continued on Twitter: "... A day later, he acknowledged he took the meeting because he was told the attorney might have information "helpful" to the Trump campaign.

"President Trump's social media statement today that he would involve Russian Vladimir Putin in a cybersecurity effort to 'protect our elections' defies any shred of basic human logic and common sense", Boyle said in a statement.

As part of our week-long series Inside Putin's Russia, special correspondent Nick Schifrin and producer Zach Fannin report in collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

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