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Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Upcoming Summit With President Putin

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the president’s announced summit with Russia’s President Putin:

“For President Trump to reward President Putin with a one-on-one meeting while Russia actively continues to interfere with our elections and undermine the integrity of the transatlantic alliance, proves his priorities are out of whack. The American people have to wonder: why is our president so committed to building a relationship with someone so dedicated to undermining our democracy and doing harm to our friends and allies? 

“If anything should happen at this meeting, President Trump must inform Putin of his intent to aggressively implement the tough sanctions that the Congress passed last year, on a nearly unanimous basis, and tell Putin we will no longer stand by while he works to destabilize and harm us and our NATO allies.”