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Trump and Russia: Shifting answers on key questions

In the span of three days, President Donald Trump said he didn’t see why Russia would interfere with the U.S. 2016 elections, then he said he didn’t see why it wouldn’t. He gave Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt, and then said he held him responsible for meddling. He said he thought Russia was no longer interfering with U.S. elections, then his press secretary said he hadn’t said that. On Thursday, the White House announced that it was inviting Putin to Washington in the fall.

Trump and Russia: Shifting answers on key questions

In the span of three days, President Donald Trump said he didn’t see why Russia would interfere with the U.S. 2016 elections, then he said he didn’t see why it wouldn’t. He gave Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt, and then said he held him responsible for meddling. He said he thought Russia was no longer interfering with U.S. elections, then his press secretary said he hadn’t said that. On Thursday, the White House announced that it was inviting Putin to Washington in the fall.

Chris Wallace asked why Vladimir Putin’s critics end up dead. Here are the details

Fox News host Chris Wallace pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the subjects President Donald Trump failed to bring up in an interview following the press conference. Among those topics were the deaths, disappearances and attacks on multiple Putin critics under mysterious circumstances. Wallace said that when Putin was elected in 2000, he was portrayed as a democratic reformer, so he asked what had happened since.

Chris Wallace asked why Vladimir Putin’s critics end up dead. Here are the details

Fox News host Chris Wallace pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the subjects President Donald Trump failed to bring up in an interview following the press conference. Among those topics were the deaths, disappearances and attacks on multiple Putin critics under mysterious circumstances. Wallace said that when Putin was elected in 2000, he was portrayed as a democratic reformer, so he asked what had happened since.

Did 'zero-tolerance' policy reduce illegal immigration?

The Donald Trump administration billed its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy as an escalated effort needed to address a “crisis” at the border, even though apprehensions were at their lowest point in decades. The policy, which some officials say started early May, directed the prosecution of all immigrants who entered the United States illegally and led to the separation of children and parents traveling together.

Did 'zero-tolerance' policy reduce illegal immigration?

The Donald Trump administration billed its “zero-tolerance” immigration policy as an escalated effort needed to address a “crisis” at the border, even though apprehensions were at their lowest point in decades. The policy, which some officials say started early May, directed the prosecution of all immigrants who entered the United States illegally and led to the separation of children and parents traveling together.

The facts behind the court case Vladimir Putin said 'falls apart'

Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s charges of Russian election interference, saying on Fox News that Mueller was training his investigative powers on a small restaurant. “First of all, special counsel (Robert) Mueller has accused a certain private company in Russia that is not even a very big enterprise. The core area of competence is a restaurant,” Putin said.

The facts behind the court case Vladimir Putin said 'falls apart'

Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s charges of Russian election interference, saying on Fox News that Mueller was training his investigative powers on a small restaurant. “First of all, special counsel (Robert) Mueller has accused a certain private company in Russia that is not even a very big enterprise. The core area of competence is a restaurant,” Putin said.

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