Lindsey Graham: “I Don’t Know What America First Means”
Assad is still standing – these criminals are not.
Reflecting the fact that contacts between the Russian government and Trump’s team were put on hold during the transition, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov reveals that no discussions have yet taken place about a Putin-Trump summit, and one is not expected for several months.
During a press conference with the President of Moldova, Russian President Putin made clear his anger at the campaign underway in the US to delegitimise and box in President elect Trump, and his still greater anger at the way Russia and he personally are being involved in it.
US and Russian spokesman deny claims in London Times of planned upcoming summit between Trump and Putin in Reykjavik, say no plans for a summit exist. Putin has previously spoken of his willingness to meet Trump in US, suggesting American venue for first summit between US and Russian leaders is most likely.
Attempts to de-legitimize Trump will de-legitimize the de-legitimizers.
Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan discuss Syrian ceasefire by telephone and agree it is generally observed. However in many parts of Syria fighting still continues, the date of the Astana peace conference has still not been agreed, and there is no confirmation that Turkey is preventing reinforcements and supplies reaching the Jihadis in Syria from across the Turkish border.