Monday, July 10, 2017

Trump staff in damage control mode

Republicans reacted negatively to the idea that Trump accepted Putin's denial of involvement in the hacking.   Senators McCain, Rubio, and Graham all released statements highly critical of the idea of a joint cyber security plan with Russia.

Reince Priebus went into damage control, saying that President Trump "absolutely did not believe the denial of President Putin."   But tweets from Trump this morning did nothing to undo what appears to have been Trump's accepting of the Putin denial.  Trump may not "believe" it, but he certainly seems to be "buying" it as the official position they're going to accept.   And just move forward.

Will he sign the sanctions bill, assuming the House passes what the Senate passed 95 to 2?   That's the question.


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