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"One of the most disgraceful performances by an American president"

U.S. Senator John McCain really nails it when he talks about Donald Trump's recent meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin:

Senator McCain goes on to say:

"President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world."

This all comes after a dozen Russian intelligence officers were indicted for hacking the Democratic Party in the 2016 elections.

At Trump's stated request.

Trump refuses to accept or agree with U.S. intelligence that Russia did interfere with our elections. Instead, he unwaveringly backs Putin's version of events. This is mind-boggling and deeply damaging to our democracy.

We need to hold Russia accountable for election interference and deliver a strong warning to the world that such actions will not be tolerated.

For Trump to kowtow to a modern-day dictator like Putin against America's intelligence community (and democratic interests) is deeply disgraceful.

Jim

Posted on July 17, 2018.

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Congressman Jim Himes is a tireless voice for common-sense, independent solutions to the challenges facing Connecticut. He's looking out for the middle class, fighting for affordable health care for all, taking on special interests like the NRA to end gun violence, and working to create economic opportunity for working families.

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