Trump should cancel Putin summit after Mueller indictments, Congress says

Trump should cancel Putin summit after Mueller indictments, Congress says

Trump should cancel Putin summit after Mueller indictments, Congress says

Trudeau's day in Latvia is serving as an opening act of sorts before Wednesday's start of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, where Canada and other alliance partners are bracing for more blowback from the US president over what Trump sees as countries failing to carry their fair share of the burden.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has cosied up to Trump despite their wide political differences, said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was "much stronger" after the summit.

"Supporting the new fledgling democracy in Iraq, which has been so battered, is so fragile, is a great thing for Canada to be doing ... it is dead centre in what Canada is good at", said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.

"Leading up to 2014 and the Wales conference, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries had been under-investing in their military and declining in their military and defence investments - including, unfortunately, in Canada".

"Everyone's agreed to substantially up their commitment".

On Thursday, Trump told reporters at a press conference in Brussels that to him, Putin, was a "competitor" rather than an enemy.

"Well, they will", he responded.

That has left national leaders - Canada's included - asking the same question they've been asking for nearly two years now: what can be done to mitigate Trump's tactics? "It will be over a relatively short period of years".

McCain called the indictments the "result of the hard work of America's law enforcement and intelligence officials who dedicate their lives to bringing to justice those who wish to do us harm".

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Their departures, followed by a clutch of junior aides, destabilised May's government and revived talk of a leadership challenge. Services more generally "will not have current levels of access to each other's markets".

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At present, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has 29 members and few have reached this goal - only five North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members are expected to meet the 2% target by the end of the year.

Trump has said he plans to raise the issue.

NBC News reported that Trump's threats to reassess the United States' commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation sent the Pentagon into damage control mode, with officials immediately reaching out to reassure their European counterparts.

DONALD Trump sowed chaos in Brussels as he demanded other nations massively increase their spending, triggering an emergency budget meeting. "I don't know that is what they voted for". Now it's a commitment. "Much stronger than it was two days ago", Trump said in an unscheduled statement.

"It was just sort of like this amorphous number out there".

After an opening day of summit talks marked by clashes between Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, NATO leaders had hoped to focus on policy on Ukraine and Afghanistan. But the United States benefits a great deal from this, and U.S. involvement in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation has long helped it solidify its role as one of the globe's leading powers, if not the most powerful country in the world.

Other documents and emails were made public through a website and Twitter account known as DCLeaks, which the GRU falsely attributed to a group of "American hacktivists". He said he successfully pushed for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to spend more of their budgets on defence and at a faster pace than expected. Citing the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, he said: "Secretary Stoltenberg gives us total credit, meaning me, I guess, in this case, total credit". President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev also held a meeting in Helsinki about tensions in the Middle East. Does it benefit the U.S.in any way?

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