As most may be aware, likely due to his recent Twitter activity, President Trump has made it safely back to the United States after a bigly trip abroad. Out of sight and with numerous developing stories claiming the headlines, may have led some to miss recent updates on the Trump/Russia investigation.
Welcome back, President Trump. Although you may have gone away, upon your return, the Russia investigation is still ongoing. While abroad and lacking widespread exposure to U.S. cable news, there may have also been a few updates that you may have missed, Mr. President. Sir, here is your chance to catch up on important developments that may have gone largely underreported. This update will focus on a Trump/Putin meeting, the aftermath, Chris Steele, Mike Flynn, and Jared Kushner.
First, one must let you know…even though you sent the following tweet from Vietnam…the whole world can read it (guess what the www. on a web address stands for):
When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. There always playing politics – bad for our country. I want to solve North Korea, Syria, Ukraine, terrorism, and Russia can greatly help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2017
The latest Congressional sanctions against Russia remains unsigned as Trump began his recent trip and many were also left to wonder if Trump would have a conference with Russian President Vladamir Putin. No such official meeting would occur, but the two men did have conversation opportunities. As a result, on Putin, Trump would assure all, “He said he didn’t meddle. He said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times.” The President would add:
“And I believe, I really believe, that when he tells me that, he means it. I think he is very insulted by it.”
“I mean, give me a break, they are political hacks. So you look at it, I mean, you have Brennan, you have Clapper and you have Comey. Comey is proven now to be a liar and he is proven now to be a leaker. So you look at that and you have President Putin very strongly, vehemently says he had nothing to do with them.”