US President Donald Trump stunned the world by refusing to criticize President Vladimir Putin over Russia’s alleged election meddling. But while that created a firestorm in Washington DC, in Trump country his supporters are fine with it.
The US president has said he might pull out of talks set to take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Putin has dismissed recent confrontations with Ukraine as electioneering from Kyiv.
William Barr, who served as attorney general in the 1990s under President George H.W. Bush, has been nominated to take on the post again. The conservative lawyer will now lead the department overseeing the Russia probe.
George H.W. Bush would not fit in today's Republican Party, former senior White House aide Philip Zelikow told DW. He also detailed why Bush was underappreciated and what the former president admired about Germany.
The Russian president has called the incident a calculated provocation designed to help Poroshenko win re-election. US Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker told DW he doesn't see how it can be regarded as such.
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