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Robert Menendez rips Donald Trump for Vladimir Putin 'red-carpet treatment'

American leaders must discuss matters with leaders of rival nations but they shouldn’t coddle them or give them lofty treatment, lawmakers in both parties said Sunday, responding to President Trump’s decision to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to D.C. this fall.


p>Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, said he’s worried …

Trey Gowdy says Russian meddling clear, Donald Trump must 'act like it'

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said the evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is clear and that President Trump “needs to say that and act like it.”


p>”The president has access to every bit of evidence,” Mr. Gowdy, South Republican, told Fox News Sunday. “The evidence is …

Kyle Parker, former U.S. House committee staffer, 'honored' Russia wants to interrogate him

A former U.S. House committee staffer says he’s “honored” to make the list of U.S. officials that Russian President Vladimir Putin says he’d like his prosecutors to interrogate.

Kyle Parker helped draft sanctions against Russians suspected of human rights violations. Parker tweeted Tuesday he was “honored” to make Putin’s list.


p>Congress …

Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump 'wants to be friends with Putin for reasons we aren't sure of'

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton on Saturday took on this week’s burning topic: Republican President Donald Trump’s encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s warning that Russian intelligence services have active “interference operations” in U.S. politics.


p>”It’s really distressing and alarming,” Clinton said. “It …

Carter Page subject of Russia recruitment effort: FBI documents

Carter Page was the subject of a “targeted recruitment” by the Russian government, according to the late Saturday release of previously top-secret documents used by the FBI to obtain a wiretap warrant for the former Trump campaign aide.


p>That was among the revelations included in the FBI’s October 2016 application …

Egypt rejects Jewish-nation law passed by Israeli parliament

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt’s government says it rejects a controversial legislation passed by Israel’s parliament defining Israel as a nation-state of the Jewish people.


p>Saturday’s statement by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry says the law adopted Thursday by the Knesset “consolidates the notion of occupation and racial segregation and undermines the …