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Trump-Putin Press Conference Betrayed the United States

July 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s unprecedented, private meeting and joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier today:
“I never thought I would see the day that the President of the United States would side with a Russian dictator over the men and women of the US intelligence community. President Trump took Putin – America’s chief adversary – at his word on Russia’s election interference, ignoring and betraying the U.S. intelligence community a mere three days after 12 Putin-linked agents were indicted by a federal grand jury. These egregious comments can be considered nothing other than a thank-you note from President Trump to Vladimir Putin. Trump continues to badmouth and betray our allies while refusing to confront Putin. House Republicans would be well-advised to finally step up and put country – which is truly at stake here – before party.”