Chuck Schumer is officially triggered.
President Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.
During the meeting, Trump confronted Putin over Russia meddling in the 2016 election, which Putin denied.
But of course, Democrats like Chuck Schumer are still not satisfied, and they’ll critique this meeting to the point of ridiculousness.
From The Daily Caller
According to a report from the Associated Press, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that Trump had accepted Putin’s claims that Russia did not interfere in the election, which flies in the face of exact opposite claims from the American intelligence community.
For Schumer, Trump and Tillerson’s acceptance of Putin’s assurances is an outrage, though almost immediately after reports emerged of Lavrov’s statement, a senior Trump administration official denied that Trump accepted Putin’s claims on the matter.
“President Trump had an obligation to bring up Russia’s interference in our election with Putin, but he has an equal obligation to take the word of our Intelligence Community rather than that of the Russian President,” Schumer said in a statement.
“For Secretary Tillerson to say that this issue will remain unresolved is disgraceful — To give equal credence to the findings of the American Intelligence Community and the assertion by Mr. Putin is a grave dereliction of duty and will only encourage Russia to further interfere in our elections in the future.”
“Working to compromise the integrity of our election process cannot and should not be an area where ‘agree to disagree’ is an acceptable conclusion,” Schumer added.
“Congress and Americans of all political persuasions and parties should do all they can to increase sanctions on Russia and prevent the reduction of any sanctions by the executive branch.”
H/T: Truth Feed