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Schiff Statement on Announced Trump-Putin Summit

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Washington, June 28, 2018 | comments

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:

“It is not surprising that President Trump is eager to meet with Vladimir Putin again, as he has a disturbing affinity for authoritarian figures. The President should use any meeting with Putin to confront him on Russia’s interference in our elections and the elections of our allies, the invasion of Ukraine, Russian and Syrian war crimes in Syria, and the chemical weapons attack in the U.K., among many other issues.

“But instead, I fear that this summit will prove to be another blow to NATO and our allies, and a gift to the Kremlin. Already, the President has opined about Russia rejoining the G-8, and, as he did with his commitment to suspend joint military exercises with South Korea, undermined the United States position in advance of any negotiation.”

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