In meeting with the senior staff of the FSB Russian President Vladimir Putin outlines the threats facing Russia and the contours of a deal that might be done with President Donald Trump.
In an effort to revive belief in the discredited ‘Trump Dossier’ former and current US intelligence officials tell CNN that US intelligence has corroborated some of the conversations between Russian officials reported in the Dossier. The contents of the Dossier itself however show that that simply cannot be true.
Whereas contrary to media scare stories Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov carrier completed its Syrian mission without a major breakdown, media reports confirm that the entire US navy nuclear carrier force and the entire Royal navy nuclear attack submarine force is in port under repair.
Russian President sends message to La Stampa which draws attention to the extent to which the European media has betrayed its former traditions of “freedom of expression, objectivity, impartiality and the readiness to allow any viewpoint to find its way to the reader”, accusing it of “news manipulation” on behalf of “entrenched interests”.