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    Putin-Trump Summit

    Quote Originally Posted by WFFaithful View Post
    So much winning on the world stage. So much repsect on the world stage. Much more than that clown Obama. Nit even close. Just look at North Korea. Kim signed the papers to denuclearize. Obama couldn't even get a meeting with him. Now he and Trump are bff exchanging mix tapes likes schoolgirls.
    I see what you did there....but I think it’s spelled niet. Not sure though, sailor probably knows.
    Birds are real.

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    Making spelling and grammatical mistakes appeals to Real Americans.

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    Was that quote critical or aspirational? The GOP has been working toward that for years.

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    Republican lawmakers come to Moscow, raising hopes there of U.S.-Russia thaw

    By Anton Troianovski
    July 3, 2018 at 12:44 PM

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with a U.S. congressional delegation in Moscow July 3, ahead of President Trump’s July 16 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP)
    MOSCOW —Republican members of Congress sounded a newly conciliatory tone in meetings with Russian lawmakers and officials here on Tuesday in a rare visit to Moscow and a preview of the looming summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.) told Russia’s foreign minister that while Russia and the United States were competitors, “we don’t necessarily need to be adversaries.” Later on at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, members attending a plenary session greeted the Americans with applause.

    “I’m not here today to accuse Russia of this or that or so forth,” Shelby told Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. “I’m saying that we should all strive for a better relationship.”

    The Republicans’ meetings in Moscow — coming after the lawmakers visited St. Petersburg and took in the ballet “Sleeping Beauty” — helped set the tone for the July 16 Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki. Their Russian hosts said they hoped the Americans’ newfound willingness to meet marked a turning point after years of almost no direct contact between lawmakers in Washington and Moscow.

    Lawmakers on both sides said that the more than four hours of meetings covered a wide range of topics on which they continued to disagree but that they remained committed to renewed dialogue.

    Members of a U.S. congressional delegation, left, meet Tuesday with members of the Russian Federation Council in Moscow. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)
    The U.S. delegation, Russian lawmakers said, represented the most significant congressional visit to Russia after about a decade in which such visits were few and generally low-key. For more than a year, Russian officials have been voicing frustration that the improvement in U.S.-Russian ties that Trump promised in his presidential campaign had yet to materialize. With this week’s congressional trip, last week’s visit by White House national security adviser John Bolton and the upcoming Helsinki summit, Russians now hope that change is finally near.

    Among the Russians meeting with the Republicans on Tuesday was Sergey Kislyak — the former Russian ambassador to Washington whose communications with Michael Flynn led to the former national security adviser’s downfall. Kislyak, now a member of the upper house of parliament, noted in an interview after the meeting that many of the Republicans sitting across the table were already known to him from Washington.

    “The main thing about all this is that our guests traveled here in order to talk,” Kislyak said. “This is probably good confirmation of a readiness to start a dialogue — something that we lacked for a long time.”

    Participants offered conflicting accounts of the degree to which they aired U.S.-Russian disagreements. Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) described the meetings as “damn frank, very, very, very frank, no holds barred.”

    “I asked our friends in Russia not to interfere in our elections this year,” Kennedy said. “I asked them to exit Ukraine and allow Ukraine to self-determine. I asked for the same thing in Crimea. I asked for their help in bringing peace to Syria. And I asked them not to allow Iran to gain a foothold in Syria.”

    Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov, on the other hand, said he had met with many American lawmakers in years past and that this meeting “was one of the easiest ones in my life.” The question of election interference, he said, was resolved quickly because “the question was raised in a general form.”

    “One shouldn’t interfere in elections — well, we don’t interfere,” Nikonov said.

    U.S. intelligence officials have stated unequivocally that they believe that Russian agents sought to influence the 2016 presidential election. Trump has continued to cast doubt on those conclusions.

    The American lawmakers discussed the upcoming Helsinki summit and other matters with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, his ministry said. At the meeting at the Federation Council — the upper house of parliament — Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev raised Russia’s grievances about new American sanctions and the U.S. seizure of Russian diplomatic properties. While some members of the U.S. delegation speculated before the trip that they might see Putin himself, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday that the president had no time for the visitors.

    “We are delighted by the fact that this visit is taking place and that intensive contacts are taking place in Moscow now,” Peskov said.

    In December, two Republicans canceled a planned trip to Russia after Moscow denied a visa to Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.), an outspoken critic of Russia. This time, only Republicans were in attendance, including Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the third-ranking Republican in the Senate.

    The fact that the American delegation was not bipartisan was not lost on the Russians.

    “Since the Democrats actively accuse the Republicans of selling out to the Russians, it would naturally be strange if Democrats here were part of the group,” Nikonov said.

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    How did he get played?

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    Masters of projection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeandBake View Post
    Classic wimp. Classic. Now he’ll go pick on May or Merkel or Trudeau to make his base think he’s tough
    This is so easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeandBake View Post
    This is so easy
    for some of us

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    [mccain]yadda yadda yadda[/mccain]
    votes with Trump

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    Quote Originally Posted by WakeForestRanger View Post
    McCain is still holding out for a pivot.

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    It ain't coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFFaithful View Post
    It ain't coming.
    I don't know man, I think if it is going to happen it will definitely happen this weekend at the summit with Putin.

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    Any other POTUS would cancel the meeting.

    Of course, no other POTUS would have set up this meeting in the first place.

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