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European Union ramps up attack on Trump auto tariff plans

European Union ramps up attack on Trump auto tariff plans

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told reporters Friday that the President was "fully aware" of the department's actions, but the details surrounding the timing of last week's indictment, first reported by Bloomberg, illustrate the high-wire act for top Justice Department officials in the midst of an investigation Trump has called a "disaster". The channel's anchors, analysts and pundits were clear: Putin is an enemy, not an ally, and U.S. presidents should never pick sides with foreigners against Americans.

What the media wanted was to emotionally blackmail Trump into creating an global scene, a YouTube moment with Putin, where the president would violate every diplomatic norm to publicly shame and berate the Russian president.

Trump said he misspoke and used the word "would" instead of "wouldn't" when referring to whether he thought Russian Federation had meddled in US elections.

In a hard-hitting paper, the European commission said Trump's tariffs would be "self-defeating and would weaken the USA economy", estimating that nearly $300bn (£228bn) worth of United States goods could be hit by countermeasures.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker also tweeted that "it is time for Congress to step up and take back our authorities". Corker accused Trump of giving the impression that America was a weak nation, a pushover.

Trump was trying to make clear after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he fully supports the U.S intelligence community and its finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections.

There was no comment from the Kremlin on Trump's announcement.

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"Russia is an adversary, and our intelligence agencies concluded that they meddled in the 2016 election", said Blackburn, who is running to succeed GOP Sen. And he blamed the poor state of relations between the two superpowers on foolishness by both countries. Schumer questioned whether Putin has compromising material on Trump.

The European Commission blamed a bout of sciatica for needing help with steps and standing at last week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit. Even radical and influential Right wing websites, such as Drudge Report, led with the headline, "Putin dominates in Hel", a play on the word hell and the shortening of Helsinki.

The only point that Trump seems to part ways with Russian Federation over is Iran.

Trump said he misspoke during the Putin news conference, saying he used the word "would" rather that "wouldn't" in discussing Russian meddling.

"If we don't negotiate something fair, then we have tremendous retribution, which we don't want to use, but we have tremendous powers", Trump said at a White House Cabinet meeting.

Schumer also urged the Senate to take up legislation to boost security for USA elections and to revive a measure passed earlier by the Judiciary Committee to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

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