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Trump Deputy: US-Russia Alliance Against ISIS 'Possible' But No Guarantee

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 Feb 2017 02:51 PM

President Donald Trump would like to forge a beneficial relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin to battle the Islamic State and radical Islam terrorists, but such a deal is not a sure thing, Sebastian Gorka, the commander-in-chief's deputy assistant, told Newsmax TV on Tuesday.

"It's in the realm of possibility. Remember strategy is the art of the possible," Gorka said to Steve Malzberg on "America Talks Live."

"But let's just listen to what the president himself said . . . a few weeks ago when he was asked in a Q&A about whether or not the U.S. has good relations in Moscow.

"He was explicit. He said, 'I would like to be able to have good relations in Moscow. I don't know Vladimir Putin, but I would like to have good relations with him.' I'm not sure if that's possible and if it is then so be it."

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Gorka called Trump "very pragmatic" about the possibility.

"If there's a shared interest, then it would be in the benefit of all of both nations to collaborate, but that's up to both parties always," he said.

He also noted that the criticism of Democratic lawmakers to Trump's interest in negotiating with Russia is hypocritical.

"How incredibly ironic. We have the reset button [on relations with Russia] from Hillary Clinton. We have her as secretary of state approving the sale of 20 percent of our uranium a strategic asset to Russia while she is in the cabinet," Gorka said.

"Then you have that hot mic moment where President [Barack] Obama said to [Russian Prime Minister Dmitry] Medvedev 'I will have more flexibility after I am re-elected.' I mean really, who was in the back pocket of Moscow if not the last administration?''

He added: "The irony of how biased the general reporting is really isn't lost on people like myself who are working inside the administration and just saw how much of a free pass the Obama White House got in the last eight years."

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President Donald Trump would like to forge a beneficial relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin to battle the Islamic State and radical Islam terrorists, but such a deal is not a sure thing, Sebastian Gorka, the commander-in-chief's deputy assistant, told Newsmax TV on Tuesday.
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