Schiff: If Trump doesn't act on Russian Federation, could be dereliction of duty

Russian President Putin speaks over the phone with Turkish President Erdogan while he inspects the work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project aboard the Pioneering Spirit pipeline-laying ship in the Black Sea near Anapa

Russian President Putin speaks over the phone with Turkish President Erdogan while he inspects the work on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project aboard the Pioneering Spirit pipeline-laying ship in the Black Sea near Anapa

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov today confirmed there while there've been no specific plans for Presidents Putin and Trump to directly talk at next month's Hamburg G20 summit, he assumes they will do so, because they'll both be in the same room at the same time.

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said that if President Donald Trump doesn't act on the threat Russian Federation poses, he could be derelict in his duty to protect the United States.

Several congressional committee as well as the FBI are investigating Russia's role in the election and any alleged collusion by Trump's campaign.

The Post report details how in CIA's assessment Putin was involved directly in a cyber campaign aiming to discredit and disrupt the USA presidential election aiming to help Trump prompted the Obama administration to debate on dozens of options for deterring Russian Federation.

Earlier this week, the Associated Press reported that Trump was eager to meet the Russian leader with "full diplomatic bells and whistles" during their time in Germany.

The discussion will not have any particular agenda, McMaster said.

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Contacts between Russia and the United States are under intense scrutiny following allegations by US intelligence officials of Russian interference in last year's USA presidential election.

"It appears that they took the warning seriously", Mattis said, referring to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying it had not launched any new chemical attacks.

But Burns had even tougher words for Trump, accusing the president of a "dereliction of basic duty to defend the country" by refusing to further punish Russian Federation for its interference.

But Lavrov added that it would "probably not be right" if Putin and Trump did not talk at the G20 summit of world economic powers. He said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who visited Moscow in April and met with Putin, has played a leading role in the bilateral relationship.

In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, experts described extensive Russian interference in European elections and encouraged more awareness among the American of how Russians are trying to undermine US candidates and faith in government.