The President of United States Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met in Helsinki, Finland for Historic Summit between two countries.
Putin and Trump discussed a range of international issues and bilateral relations, in particular, the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, Syria, Ukraine, NATO and US economic sanctions.
This is the third meeting between Putin and Trump; the leaders’ first meeting was in July 2017 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg and in November they met at the APEC summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.
After bilateral talks which lasted more than two hours two Presidents held a Joint Press Conference and gave their statements following this truly Historic Summit.
US President Trump and Russian President Putin hold joint press conference:
U.S. President Donald J. Trump stated:
“A productive dialog is not only good for the United States and good for Russia but it is good for the world. The disagreements between our two countries are well-known. President Putin and I discussed them at length today. If we are going to solve any of the problems facing our world, then we are going to have to find ways to cooperate and pursued of shared interests. Too often in both, recent past and long ago, we’ve seen the consequences when diplomacy is left on the table. We’ve also seen the benefits of cooperation. In last century, our nations fought alongside one another in the Second World War. Even during the tensions of the cold war when the world looked much different as it does today, the United States and Russia were able to maintain a strong dialog. But our relationship has never been worse than it is now. However, that changed as of about four hours ago. I really believe that.”
“Nothing could be easier politically than to refuse to meet, to refuse to engage but that would not accomplish anything. As president, I cannot make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics or the media or democrats who want to do nothing but resist and obstruct. Constructive dialog between the United State and Russia affords the opportunity to open new pathways towards peace and stability in our world. I’d rather take a political risk to pursue the peace, than to risk peace in pursue of politics.”
“During today’s meeting I addressed directly to President Putin the issue of Russian interference in our elections. I felt this message best delivered in person, spent great deal of time talking about it and President Putin may very well want to address it and very strongly because he feels very strongly about it and has an interesting idea. We also discussed one of the most critical challenges facing humanity – nuclear proliferation. I provided an update of my meeting last month with Chairman Kim on denuclearization of the North Korea and after today I am very sure that President Putin and Russia want very much to end that problem, going to work with us and I appreciate that commitment.”
“I also emphasized the importance of placing pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear ambitions and stop its campaign of violence throughout the area, throughout the Middle East. As we discussed at length the crisis in Syria is a complex one, cooperation between our two countries has a potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives.”
“Today’s meeting is only the beginning of the longer process, but we have taken the first steps towards a brighter future and one with a strong dialog and a lot of thought. Our expectations are grounded in realism but our hopes are grounded in Americans, desire for friendship, cooperation and peace. And I can speak on behalf of Russia when I say that also. President Putin I want to thank you again for joining me for these important discussions and advancing an open dialog between Russia and the United States. Our meeting carries on a long traditions of diplomacy between Russia, the United States for the greater good of all. And it was a very constructive day, this was a very constructive few hours that we spent together. It is in the interests of both our countries to continue our conversation and we agreed to do so. I am sure that we will be meeting again in the future often and hopefully we will solve every one of the problems that we have discussed today. So, again President Putin thank you very much.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated:
“We had frank and business-like talks with US President Donald Trump. I think they were very successful and useful. We reviewed the current state and prospects of Russian-American relations as well as key issues of international agenda. It is obvious that bilateral relations are going through difficult times. However, these difficulties and tense atmosphere have no objective reasons. The cold war ended long ago, the era of acute ideological confrontation is in the past and the situation in the world has changed dramatically. Today, both Russia and the United States face completely different challenges. These are dangerous unbalance of international security’s mechanism, stability, regional crises, spreading of threats of terrorism, transboundary crime and criminality, an increase of problems in international economy, ecological and other risks. We can solve all of them only if we join our forces. I hope that we will come to that understanding with an American party. Today’s negotiations have reflected our with President Trump desire to straighten negative situation in bilateral relations, to outline the first steps towards their improvement, restoring of the acceptable level of confidence and returning to the cooperation of the previous level.”
The main Focus of American press was as expected alleged Russian hacking and US 2016 presidential election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted Donald Trump to win the 2016 presidential election, during a joint press conference between the two leaders in Helsinki on Monday.
“President Trump, as a candidate, stated that there was a need to restore Russian-American relations. Of course, Russian society had sympathy for this candidate. Different people demonstrated this sympathy in different ways. Isn’t that natural? I wanted Trump to win because he spoke about normalising Russian relations. I wanted Trump to win because he spoke about normalising Russian relations,” the Russian leader said.
“There was no collusion I did not know the president, there was nobody to collude with, there was no collusion with the campaign,” Trump said about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, adding “we ran a brilliant campaign and that is why I am president.”
Russian President Putin added: “Nobody should be trusted. Why do you think that President Trump trusts me or I trust him completely? He defends the interests of the United States, I defend the interests of the Russian Federation. We have mutual interests. And we are searching for common ground. At the moment we have some issues that we do not agree on and we are searching for ways of reconciling these differences, how to make our work constructive. We do not have to draw upon momentary interests of some political movements in our countries but on facts. Tell me at least one fact that outlines collusion during US election campaign 2016. This is nonsense. We’d never met before the US presidential elections. The President Trump has just said that. The fact that in Russian society during the US presidential campaign there was a certain opinion about the candidates is a normal state of things. What’s unusual about that? President Trump, as a candidate, stated that there was a need to restore Russian-American relations. Of course, Russian society had sympathy for this candidate. Different people demonstrated this sympathy in different ways. Isn’t that natural? I wanted Trump to win because he spoke about normalising Russian relations.” Putin Continued “Let me add a couple of words. I also worked for the intelligence and know how files are created. Just a second. Just a minute, please. This is the first thing. The second one is that I consider Russia to be a democratic state. I hope that you are not denying this to your country, the United States of America. Is the US a democratic country? If this is so, then the final decision in such a dispute can be made only by court but not by special services.”
Putin attacks George Soros
In response to a question about election interference, Putin denied any allegations that the Russian government was involved. He compared the company that allegedly gave cover to the Russian intelligence agents to Soros — essentially arguing that an individual company doesn’t represent Russia, just like how Soros doesn’t represent America.
“You have a lot of individuals in the United States, take George Soros, for instance, with multibillion capitals, but does it make him — his position, his posture, the posture of the United States? No, it does not,” Putin said.
TRUMP speaking The Truth
Reporter from AP Jonathan Lemir asked Trump a direcy question: “Just now President Putin denied having anything to do with the election interference in 2016. Every US intelligence agency has concluded that Russia did. Who do you believe? My second question is would you now with the whole world watching tell President Putin — would you denounce what happened in 2016 and would you warn him to never do it again?
US President TRUMP gave The Truth: “So let me just say that we have two thoughts. You have groups that are wondering why the FBI never took the server. Why haven’t they taken the server? Why was the FBI told to leave the office of the democratic national committee? I’ve been wondering that. I’ve been asking that for months and months and I’ve been tweeting it out and calling it out on social media. Where is the server? I want to know, where is the server and what is the server saying? With that being said, all I can do is ask the question. My people came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others and said they think it’s Russia.”
Trump continued: “I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason why it would be, but I really do want to see the server.”…
Later US President corrected himself by stating that it was a misspoke:
Trump said that he does accept US intelligence agencies‘ conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election but also stated that two Presidents had a very, very good meeting”.
US President Trump said that misunderstanding came about because he misspoke during Monday’s joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Reading from a script, he stressed, “I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t.’ And the sentence should have been – and I thought it would be maybe a little bit unclear on the transcript or unclear on the actual video – the sentence should have been: I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia. Sort of a double negative.
Trump also spoke about his meeting with Russian President Putin at Helsinki stating: “I think we have a very good chance of having some very positive things. I thought that the meeting that I had with President Putin was really strong. I think that they were willing to do things that, frankly, I wasn’t sure whether or not they would be willing to do. And we’ll be having future meetings and we’ll see whether or not that comes to fruition. But we had a very, very good meeting.”
…Trump: “But I have confidence in both parties. I really believe that this will probably go on for a while, but I don’t think it can go on without finding out what happened to the server. What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentleman that worked on the DNC? Where are those servers? They’re missing. Where are they? What happened to Hillary Clinton’s emails? 33,000 emails gone — just gone. I think in Russia they wouldn’t be gone so easily. I think it’s a disgrace that we can’t get Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 emails.”
Trump is delivering the Truth isn’t he? Does anybody ever wondered what those hacking revealed? Will we ever see any charges pressed or any indictment raised regarding Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party and 30t housand emails & email attachments sent to and from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State?…Will there be any sign of non selective justice and unbiased approach? Have we all forgot what was in those emails? ===>https://wikileaks.org/
Trump continued: “So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that president Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. And what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators, with respect to the 12 people. I think that’s an incredible offer. Okay thank you.”
TRUMP a Diplomat
Reporter Jeff Mason from Reuters asked Trump a question does he holds Russia accountable for anything? Trump responded in quite experienced and diplomatic way.
US President Donlad J. Trump: “Yes, I do. I hold both countries responsible. I think the United States has been foolish. I think we have all been foolish. We should have had this dialogue a long time ago, a long time frankly before I got to office. I think we’re all to blame. I think that the United States now has stepped forward along with Russia. We’re getting together and we have a chance to do some great things, whether it’s nuclear proliferation in terms of stopping, we have to do it — ultimately, that’s probably the most important thing that we can be working on.” Trump Continued…”I do feel that we have both made some mistakes. I think that the probe is a disaster for our country. I think it’s kept us apart. It’s kept us separated. There was no collusion at all. Everybody knows it. People are being brought out to the fore. So far that I know, virtually, none of it related to the campaign. They will have to try really hard to find something that did relate to the campaign. That was a clean campaign. I beat Hillary Clinton easily and, frankly, we beat her. And I’m not even saying from the standpoint — we won that race. It’s a shame there could be a cloud over it. People know that. People understand it. The main thing — and we discussed this also — is zero collusion. It has had a negative impact upon the relationship of the two largest nuclear powers in the world. We have 90 percent of nuclear power between the two countries. It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous what’s going on with the probe.”
PUTIN MADE AN INTERESTING SUGGESTION AND GAVE A LOT OF NEW INFORMATION THAT WE NEED TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION
Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Let’s get back to the issue of this 12 alleged intelligence officers of Russia. I don’t know the full extent of the situation. But President Trump mentioned this issue. I will look into it. So far, I can say the following. Things that are off the top of my head. We have an existing agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation, an existing treaty that dates back to 1999. The mutual assistance on criminal cases. This treaty is in full effect. It works quite efficiently. On average, we initiate about 100, 150 criminal cases upon request from foreign states.”
“For instance, the last year, there was one extradition case upon the request sent by the United States. This treaty has specific legal procedures we can offer. The appropriate commission headed by Special Attorney Mueller, he can use this treaty as a solid foundation and send a formal, official request to us so that we could interrogate, hold questioning of these individuals who he believes are privy to some crimes. Our enforcement are perfectly able to do this questioning and send the appropriate materials to the United States. Moreover, we can meet you halfway. We can make another step. We can actually permit representatives of the United States, including the members of this very commission headed by Mr. Mueller, we can let them into the country. They can be present at questioning.”
Russian President Putin has only one condition: “In this case, there’s another condition. This kind of effort should be mutual one. Then we would expect that the Americans would reciprocate. They would question officials, including the officers of law enforcement and intelligence services of the United States whom we believe have something to do with illegal actions on the territory of Russia. And we have to request the presence of our law enforcement.”
HERE COMES THE SHOCK
Putin continued: “For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder in this particular case. Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia. They never paid any taxes. Neither in Russia nor in the United States. Yet, the money escapes the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent huge amount of money, $400 million as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Well, that’s their personal case. It might have been legal, the contribution itself. But the way the money was earned was illegal. We have solid reason to believe that some intelligence officers, guided these transactions. So we have an interest of questioning them. That could be a first step. We can extend also it. Options abound. They all can be found in an appropriate legal framework.”
The President of The United States Donald J. Trump has managed to overshadow almost every single politician in newer American history. What you have witnessed today at the Press Conference of this truly Historic Summit in Helsinki was astonishing.
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The first thing is the Fact that President Trump spoke The Truth. The Truth is something that makes those who lie angry! Enough said we have only one advice to President Trump, he should be prepared because those who are angry will lose their minds over this in days to come. The second thing that you were able to see coming from both Presidents was an attitude of respect towards each other, constructive thinking, pragmatic dialogue nevertheless the differences and so on…
If You want to build a “partnership” you can not start one by attacking your counterpart and Trump knows that very well! United States, Russia and the World can only benefit from future partnership between these two countries. Future Partnership between Russia and United States of America built on mutual respect, understanding and constructive dialogue is just a first and most important step towards better relationship between two countries.
Trump has done exactly that and more. Trump spoke the truth! If you want a fair and constructive relationship you can not begin to build it on lies! You must start with speaking the truth and acknowledging past mistakes that you made. But let’s emphasize one thing, Trump did not made any mistakes Trump had to acknowledge the mistakes of his predecessors and mistakes done by The Deep State!
President Trump showed the World that New Constructive Consciousness is running The White House. New Consciousness chosen by the People and for the People! Summit in Helsinki was truly a “First step towards brighter future” as Trump stated and a direct blow to Deep State expectations!
BUT LET’S NOT JUMP TO A CONCLUSION, LET’S SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?!
Written by editor in chief Zeljko Mihajlovic
Sources and references used: The White House, Fox News, Ruptly