Trump contradicts Pompeo and Bolton's Venezuela claims after call with Putin

Trump later tweeted that he and Putin "had a long and very good conversation" in which the "Russia hoax" was discussed in addition to North Korea, Ukraine, China, trade and nuclear weapons treaties.

According to the Kremlin press service, the two presidents, Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation and Donald Trump of the United States, had a lengthy telephone conversation on Friday that was initiated by the U.S. side.

Also discussed, according to Sanders, was the possibility of a new nuclear agreement involving the United States, Russia and China, or extending the current pact. Experts and officials for years have said the US nuclear weapons stockpile is outdated, and Trump himself in December 2016 called on the country to "strengthen and expand" it.

Mueller's report concluded that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was "sweeping and systematic", but investigators did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign.

'We didn't discuss that, ' he told the press as he met with Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that the two leaders had a very good discussion.

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The conversation, which Trump went on to describe as "very positive", appeared to be yet another example of Trump taking Putin's claims at face value despite contrary evidence from his own government. Whether you're a Trump supporter or not, one would hope that the President of the United States would stand up to attacks on USA democracy.

The call came 'at the initiative of the American side, ' the embassy said in a Facebook post.

The Kremlin confirmed earlier this month that Kim Jong Un would meet ahead of the close of the month with President Putin but has not named date or the place, citing safety issues.

Trump has consistently said he would not rule out military options for the crisis, though he has emphasized he hopes for a peaceful transition of power.

"The president has been very clear on this".

"We need to stay focused on what Russian Federation did", Rouda said while appearing on "Outnumbered Overtime" on Friday.

Putin told Trump that any external interference in Venezuela's internal business undermines the prospects of a political end to the crisis, the Kremlin said. "But he knew, because he knew that there was no collusion", said Trump to reporters.

Trump, talking to reporters as he met Slovak Republic Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, indicated that he and Putin only discussed Mueller's conclusion that Trump did not collude with Russian Federation in 2016.

On the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia waged espionage and propaganda campaigns against the United States in an effort to influence the 2016 election. "Now new excuses are being sought to attack President Trump". The United States supports in the months of the ongoing power struggle with the leader of the opposition, and even the transitional President Juan Guaidó, Russian Federation called behind the left-wing leader Nicolás Maduro.

The two leaders, said Sanders, also talked about the situation in Ukraine.


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