Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, on Friday announced new charges against 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The announcement came just a few days before President Trump is expected to meet with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Helsinki, Finland. [New York Times]
OF COURSE Trump will insult a woman leader over the man he prefers. It happened in London with tens of thousands of people in the streets protesting Donald Trump’s visit.
“This is the biggest protest march there has ever been against a visiting US President. Indeed, it’s the biggest protest march against any visiting president, from Russia, from China, or anywhere else.” Bill Nealy, NBC News [MSNBC]
It’s a delicious drama.
Trump thought he could leave his Russian headaches at home.
Mueller weighed in from America as a reminder to the ugly American that he won’t get the last word with the Russians.
Questioned on Boris’s comments at a private dinner two weeks ago that Mr Trump “would go in bloody hard” if he was negotiating Brexit, the President swiftly replied: “He is right.”
He added: “I would have done it much differently. I actually told Theresa May how to do it but she didn’t agree, she didn’t listen to me.
“She wanted to go a different route.
“I would actually say that she probably went the opposite way. And that is fine.
“She should negotiate the best way she knows how. But it is too bad what is going on.”
Here you go…from the launch this morning. pic.twitter.com/t6507hN1ul
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 13, 2018