Последние высказывания Трампа о России и Путине:
I’ll be speaking with Rex Tillerson in a little while -- he’s calling in. I think he had a very successful meeting in Russia. We’ll see. We’ll see the end result, which will be in a long period of time, perhaps. But the end result is what’s most important -- not just talk. And I think that, based on everything I’m hearing, things went pretty well, maybe better than anticipated.
It would be wonderful, as we were discussing just a little while ago, if NATO and our country could get along with Russia. Right now, we’re not getting along with Russia at all. We may be at an all-time low in terms of a relationship with Russia. This has built for a long period of time. But we’re going to see what happens. Putin is the leader of Russia. Russia is a strong country. We’re a very, very strong country. We’re going to see how that all works out. <...> And I’ll also see about Putin over a period of time. It would be a fantastic thing if we got along with Putin and if we got along with Russia.
Он также порадовал чисто трамповским ответом на вопрос:
Q What do you think European countries have to fear from Russia if this tension continues to escalate?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I want to just start by saying hopefully they’re going to have to fear nothing, ultimately. Right now there is a fear, and there are problems -- there are certainly problems. But ultimately, I hope that there won’t be a fear and there won’t be problems, and the world can get along. That would be the ideal situation. It’s crazy what’s going on -- whether it’s the Middle East or you look at -- no matter where the -- Ukraine -- you look at -- whatever you look at, it’s got problems, so many problems. And ultimately, I believe that we are going to get rid of most of those problems, and there won’t be fear of anybody. That’s the way it should be.
Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia. At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2017
Между тем Максин Уотерс продолжает гнуть свою линию.
By FiveThirtyEight’s count of television, radio and print interviews since January, starting a few days before the inauguration,1 Waters has made at least 22 public statements suggesting that investigations into the Trump administration could lead to the uncovering of impeachable offenses. Typically, Waters, who represents California’s 43rd District, brings up what she calls Trump’s “Kremlin Klan,” asks why there are so many administration ties to Russia and says that if investigators drill down, they’re likely to find something worthy of impeachment.
The question remains what does Putin have on Trump that he is seemingly the ONLY person Trump will not criticize in any way?— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) April 14, 2017
Другой конгрессмен, Mike Quigley из Чикаго, член комиссии по разведки, в рамках расследования посетил Кипр.
“As part of the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our elections, and in support of ongoing counterterrorism efforts, my recent trip to Cyprus was both informative and timely. It is essential for the Intelligence Committee to examine the nature and scope of Russian money laundering and how the use of offshore accounts, like those used in Cyprus, is one of many tools the Kremlin utilizes to exert undue influence abroad. Trips like this help our Committee continue to connect the dots specific to Russia’s election meddling and other nefarious activities they have undertaken around the world.”