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Helsinki Summit : Vladimir Putin Clears The Air On The Alleged Involvement In US Presidential Elections 2016

Picture Courtesy : Twitter
Picture Courtesy : Twitter

Finally the suspense is over. The much talked about alleged  Russian involvement in the US Presidential Elections of 2016 was put to rest by Russia President Vladimir Putin.

During the summit with U S President Donald Trump at Helsinki ,  Putin  said that he did want Donald Trump to win the 2016 U.S. presidential election but took no action during the campaign to make it happen. He said he favoured the celebrity businessman because of his policies.

In the much hyped clash for Presidency in 2016 Donald Trump defied the odds to upset Democrat and firm favourite  the former first Lady Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State in the Barack Obama Administration.

At the Helsinki Summit, Trump and Putin “spent a great deal of time” discussing allegations of Russian election meddling as they met for several hours , the U.S. president said. But Trump did not strongly condemn the interference efforts, which U.S. intelligence agencies insist did occur, including hacking of Democratic emails, the subject of last week’s indictment of 12 Russians.

Trump said, as he has countless that there was “no collusion” between his campaign and the Russians. Putin, as always, denied all. The two leaders spoke at a joint news conference.

Trump, in opening remarks, said that U.S.-Russia relations had been at their lowest point until the two sat down face-to-face in a highly-anticipated summit.

“That changed,” Trump said, “As of about four hours ago.”

Trump also continued to deny that there had been any other collusion between his campaign and Russians, declaring: “We ran a brilliant campaign and that’s why I’m president.”

The summit began just hours after Trump blamed the United States — and not Russian election meddling or its annexation of Crimea — for a low-point in U.S.-Russia relations. The drama was playing out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, a new peak in the Russia investigation and fears that Moscow’s aggression may go unchallenged.

 

“Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse,” Trump tweeted Monday morning, blaming “many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

 

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