Trump and Putin discussed creating cybersecurity group — Kremlin

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But let's start with organisational psychology. That was the end of it and there was no further contact or follow-up of any kind.

Think last year's European Championship. Such points were expressed through looting, setting fire to vehicles, and violent encounters with the police. There was no bear hug, no Trump-style bombast. Where she talks of an interconnected world, Trump champions a nationalism based on military and economic strength. But by Sunday evening he distanced himself from the latter, tweeting, "The fact that President Putin and I discussed a Cyber Security unit doesn't mean I think it can happen". "The SAFE Act makes our elections a top national security priority, creates cybersecurity standards to protect our voting systems, and ensures accountability to voters".

The Washington Post reported that by the time Trump left Germany, officials abroad were left "fearing for the future".

When things did get down to the matter of business, an often sterile affair notable for what it omits, the G20 Leaders' Declaration, optimistically claiming to shape "an interconnected world" suggested much in the way of disconnection. "This is a challenge, obviously, for us globally".

Graham continued by stating that it appears as if Trump is ready to "forgive and forget" after he threatened to impose sanctions on Russia.

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Bash jumped on the "everybody" line.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said Sunday Americans should be outraged by President Trump's tweet calling for creation a joint Russian-American cyber-security unit.

That's certainly one way to look at it. On the other hand, Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent, and a veteran reporter who's covered a great many presidential trips abroad, concluded over the weekend, "I can't think of a worse summit since Reykjavik".

Democrats are using the bill to target Trump on Russia and a number of other fronts.

Rather than being lauded, Trump's mutual engagement with Putin caused bitter recriminations among the US media. Trump said on Twitter. Maybe both men emerged feeling they had won.

"In a statement on Sunday, Donald Trump Jr said he had met with the Russian lawyer at the request of an acquaintance".

They talked for more than two hours, far longer than the scheduled half hour. "I worked as a translator at a high level myself, which is why I am familiar with the stress of it".

But that might be wishful thinking.

McLaughlin, who was present for threat briefings during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, now teaches at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.

This, however, does not mean the US will trust Russia, she said. And that leaves a very simple and astonishing point.

HAMBURG: The first ever meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin ended on Friday with agreements to arrange a ceasefire in Syria and to establish a designated bilateral channel for discussions on the conflict in Ukraine.

Following the G-20 meeting, Trump tweeted that he "strongly pressed" Putin "twice" about the meddling. Trump's tweets are, at best, distractions from all of these issues.

Still, G-20 leaders were tough on Mr Trump when they thought they needed to be. Emmanuel Macron of France and Justin Trudeau of Canada gave "adoring" treatment to the German Chancellor. He then claimed it was, "an honour to be with you".

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