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US President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin reach out to shake hands before attending a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki, with Donald Trump promising …

Nolte: Helsinki Is One of Trump’s Finest Moments

President Donald Trump proved to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday that he is nobody’s puppet — not Putin’s, not the Deep State’s, and not the establishment media’s. Like the moral strength he showed in Charlottesville, VA, last year, Helsinki should be remembered as one of Trump’s finest moments.

U.S. Sen Marco Rubio speaks during a news conference in front of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, on Friday, June 22, 2018, in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Marco Rubio Blames Russia for Post-2016 Political Divisions

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) blamed the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government — not Democrats and their news media partners — for American political divisions in the wake of 2016’s presidential election related to what he described as Russia’s “election interference efforts.”

Poroshenko says the Nord Stream 2 project is "political bribe money for loyalty to Russia"

Poroshenko: Ukraine ‘Ready to Defend Our Land Even if We Must Do It Alone’

Ukraine was clearly following the summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin closely and with some anxiety. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko registered his disapproval by vowing that his country is prepared to defend itself against Russia “alone, without international support” if necessary, while the leader of the pro-Russian Ukrainian Choice movement said the Trump-Putin summit “should become a wake-up call for the Ukrainian authorities.”

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on May 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. Democratic leaders joined leaders of prominent teacher's unions to call for higher pay for teachers and greater investment in public schools. (Photo by Aaron …

Pelosi: ‘The Russians Must Have Something’ on Trump

During a press conference on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that President Trump’s “eagerness to sell out America” shows that Russia “must have something” on the president. Pelosi said, “Instead of standing up for our democracy and democratic

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Chris Cuomo attends the Turner Upfront 2018 arrivals on the red carpet at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 16, 2018 in New York City. 376296 (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)

CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Russian ‘Election Hacking’ Is an ‘Act of War’

On Monday’s edition of CNN’s New Day, Chris Cuomo repeatedly accused the Russian state of waging “war” against America via “election hacking” in 2016. He offered his analysis while reporting from Helsinki, Finland, in anticipation of a meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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FBN’s Regan: Trump ‘Should Have Defended Us’ – ‘Unpatriotic’

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Intelligence Report,” host Trish Regan criticized President Trump’s statements after his summit with Vladimir Putin, arguing Trump, “should have defended us. He should have defended his own intelligence community.” She later added

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) delivers remarks during his weekly press conference on June 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images)

Paul Ryan Confronts Donald Trump: ‘Russia Is Not Our Ally’

“The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally,” Ryan said in a statement to reporters. “There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.”

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to reporters as the GOP majority prepares to end its participation in the Russia probe, officially shutting down the panel's investigation, during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott …

Schiff: Trump Engaged in ‘Despicable Act of Betrayal of the US’

On Monday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) blasted President Trump’s statements at his summit with Vladimir Putin as “a despicable act of betrayal of the United States.” Schiff said, “It was a new low. I found it just disgusting. This

A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter in Washington, one of dozens built during the Cold War as the United States braced for the possibility of a nuclear attack

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s ostensibly unforgivable “attack on democracy” by “hacking” the 2016 election. Leaving aside that Russia’s influence on the election is hysterically overestimated by the critics and very little actual “hacking” was involved, the simple fact is that American presidents of both parties have conducted diplomacy with Russia after far worse and more obvious provocations.