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McCain: 'Nothing America First' About Taking Word of KGB Colonel

By    |   Saturday, 11 November 2017 07:46 PM

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump’s comments saying he sincerely believes Russian President Vladimir Putin meant it when he said he didn’t meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

“There's nothing ‘America First’ about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community,” said McCain.

“There's no ‘principled realism’ in cooperating with Russia to prop up the murderous Assad regime, which remains the greatest obstacle to a political solution that would bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Vladimir Putin does not have America's interests at heart. To believe otherwise is not only naive but also places our national security at risk.”

Trump and Putin spoke informally in Danang, Vietnam before Trump flew to Hanoi for a bilateral meeting Sunday with Vietnamese leaders.

"He says he didn't meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. "Every time he sees me, he said: 'I didn't do that.' And I believe, I really believe that when he tells me that he means it.”

Members of Trump’s campaign team are being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for alleged collusion in the election. Paul Manafort, who chaired Trump’s campaign for a brief time, was indicted last week on charges of money laundering and tax evasion.

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump's comments saying he sincerely believes Russian President Vladimir Putin meant it when he said he didn't meddle in the 2016 presidential election."There's nothing 'America First' about taking the word of...
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