Donald Trump scraps G20 meet with Vladimir Putin over Ukraine crisis

Trump faces China trade showdown, Russia, Saudi tensions at G-20

Donald Trump Vladimir Putin G20 meeting cancelled over Ukraine | Daily Star

Mr Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to Congress about a proposed Trump real estate project in Russian Federation. Russian Federation had already embarked on efforts to support Trump's candidacy through hacking and social-media manipulation, according to previous filings by Mueller.

All during those months, candidate Trump was telling the American public that he had no business interests in Russian Federation.

"Even if he was right".

National security officials in the US are constantly looking for any instances where members of an administration could be blackmailed by a foreign power. President Trump reacted to Thursday's news by calling Cohen a liar who was trying to decrease his prison sentence. He was widely criticized for failing to publicly denounce Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election and appearing to accept Putin's denials of such activity. These charges were brought by special counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation in the 2016 election.

Mrs. Sanders described the decision-making process to reporters traveling with the president.

"I hope I can talk to Trump in Argentina", Putin told a financial forum in Moscow. "I look forward to a meaningful Summit again as soon as this situation is resolved!" Germany also has to wonder: "what will Putin do next if we don't stop him?"

Trump also said on Thursday he would have been willing to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Argentina but there was no time in his schedule.

Meanwhile, BuzzFeed News is reporting the Trump Organization planned to give a $50 million penthouse at the proposed Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"I think we are at a crossroads", Xi said.

On Sunday, Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships after they tried to enter the Kerch Strait, now controlled by Moscow. U.S. encouragement for such acts "saddened" him. "We don't like what's happening either way".

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking in Geneva, said the United States should stop encouraging provocative moves by Ukraine and instead mediate between Kiev and rebel-held Ukrainian regions.

Just a short time before sending the tweets, as he left the White House, Trump told reporters his planned meeting with Putin at the G-20 was still on and that it would "probably" be happening.

USA intelligence agencies accused Russian Federation of interfering in the 2016 US election, an allegation Moscow has repeatedly denied.

The G-20 thus came of age amid US weakness and culpability, at a time when the world was pointing fingers at Wall Street as the chief culprit in the Great Recession.

Other world leaders quickly issued statements condemning the clash and urging a de-escalation. The dossier's most explosive claim, that the Kremlin has a recording of a sexual nature that would compromise Trump, hasn't ever been verified. How will he sidestep Mohammed bin Salman, who might have expected at least a meet-and-greet for the $400 billion investment he promised?

National security adviser John Bolton said Trump will also be meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Argentine President Mauricio Macri, South Korea's Moon Jae-in and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He is set to admit lying about when he had stopped discussing the deal with Trump at a Manhattan federal courthouse later on Thursday. When asked about the canceled Putin meeting Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders emphasized the move was about Russia's action in Ukraine, not the special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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