United States president Trump revealing today that he called Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election victory. But White House now saying that the Russian meddling and poisoning of former Russian spy and his daughter with nerve agent did not come up with the phone call.
The announcement came from the United States President Trump himself that he will soon meet with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Trump said, “I had a call with President Putin and congratulated him on the victory.” That did not sit well with Republican senator John McCain. John McCain criticized president Trump, saying, “An American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections.”
The call came days after the United States forced assents against 19 Russian nationals and five elements over Russian obstruction in the US decisions. Those authorized incorporated a well-off representative nicknamed “Putin’s cook” and the Internet Research Agency.
White House refused to say whether the Russian election was fair. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the two leaders did not discuss another story that’s made international headlines. Russia’s apparent role in the UK poison attack on former Russian spy and his daughter, and no talk on the other elephant in the room, either.
Sarah Sanders said, “We’re focused on our elections. We don’t get to dictate how other countries operate.” Further, she said, “What we do know is that Putin has been elected in their country, and that’s not something that we can dictate to them how they operate.”
It comes as the US president rams up his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible ties between Moscow and team Trump. Republican Senator Lindsay Graham says firing Mueller would be ground for impeachment.
White House insists president trump has no plans to fire Robert Mueller and he has not been discussing it.