Trump and Putin held second, undisclosed hour-long talk

19 July, 2017, 09:07 | Author: Pamela Mathis

Trump's interactions with the Russian leader were scrutinized closely because of those allegations, which have dominated his first six months in the White House, and Trump's comments as a presidential candidate praising the former KGB spy. They later held the bilateral meeting, which was attended briefly by a pool of reporters.

The concert and dinner were publicly announced on both the President's schedule and the G20 schedule, with the clear understanding that all visiting leaders would be present, it added.

At one point, First Lady Melania Trump entered the room to hurry them along.

Trump tweeted on July 9: 'Sanctions were not discussed at my meeting with President Putin.

They held talks after a formal sit down but the White House has not revealed details of what they discussed.

At the formal meeting, their first face-to-face encounter, Mr Trump said he repeatedly pressed Mr Putin about the allegations of interference in the United States vote. The administration had previously failed to disclose the talk, which reportedly lasted about an hour, though a meeting between the two world leaders that lasted a little over two hours and also took place at the G-20 summit on the same day was highly publicized.

Hitting gym to stay healthy, size zero not in mind: Kareena Kapoor
Rujuta Diwekar 'Pregnancy Notes: Before, During and After book was unveiled in the presence of new-mom Kareena Kapoor Khan. Since giving birth to Taimur, Bebo has started working out again to get ready for her upcoming film's shooting routine.


But it has now emerged that Trump and Putin had a second discussion during a dinner that same evening for the heads of state from the Group of 20 and their spouses.

The second conversation was first reported by Ian Bremmer of the Eurasia Group during an interview with Charlie Rose on Bloomberg. Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on their findings and dismissed investigations into potential collusion between his campaign and Moscow as a "witch hunt". He says the dinner was attended by only leaders, spouses, and translators. According to Bremmer, Trump, who was sitting next to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, got up midway through the dinner and sat next to Putin, talking "privately and animatedly". His translator spoke Japanese.

Afterwards, Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov claimed Mr Trump accepted Mr Putin's assurances that Russia did not meddle in the USA presidential election - a claim later denied by the White House.

"No one is sure what their discussion was about, and whether it was purely social or touched on bilateral or global issues", the official said.

The only version of what was discussed was provided to White House officials by Mr Trump himself, as there were no other USA aides present at the conversation.

Last week, the news was dominated by reports of a meeting in June 2016 between Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, and a series of Russians including a Kremlin-linked lawyer; a former Soviet spy; a translator previously investigated for money laundering; and a second Russian translator.

Recommended:

  • Ed Sheeran temporarily quits Twitter after 'Game of Thrones' scorn

    Ed Sheeran's weird and distracting cameo on GoT was worse than all the forced celeb cameos on Entourage combined. That's how we learned that Sheeran will be playing Lisa's love interest on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons .

    Baker joins governors in letter to urge Senate to abandon repeal effort

    That 60-vote threshold ensures that in order to pass legislation, the majority party needs to get some buy-in from the minority. But that suggestion quickly lost support, as three Republican senators said Tuesday that they would not vote on that bill .

    Heron Therapeutics' (HRTX) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Aegis

    Falcon Point Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at about $501,000. Its product portfolio includes APF530, is being developed for the prevention of acute chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
  • Cuts Stake in Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)

    Welch & Forbes Llc increased Jpmorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stake by 13,670 shares to 534,592 valued at $46.13 million in 2016Q4. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC increased its position in Expeditors International of Washington by 89.1% in the first quarter.

    Achmea Investment Management BV Takes Position in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA)

    Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its stake in shares of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. It fall, as 47 investors sold PHM shares while 154 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes.

    The Antero Resources Corporation (AR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

    Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Antero Resources Corporation in a research note on Friday, March 31st. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 67.48% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
  • Kratos Defense & Security Solutions' (KTOS) Hold Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

    Summit Securities Group Llc decreased Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) stake by 2,978 shares to 4,200 valued at $1.50 million in 2016Q4. The company has mean EPS estimate of 0.05 reported by 6 number of analyst for the quarter ending Current Qtr.(Jun2017).
    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Knocked Out Man at Dallas Bar, Witnesses Say

    Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Knocked Out Man at Dallas Bar, Witnesses Say

    Elliott attended the club on Sunday night, but was not named in any incident report and has not been arrested. Elliott has been preparing a response to the league to be submitted in the next week, according to ESPN .
    Poll shows Trump's approval rating at record low

    Poll shows Trump's approval rating at record low

    His favorability rating is up 5 points since December to 61 percent, the highest favorability he's seen since September 2009. The telephone poll of 1,001 American adults was conducted July 8-12 by Iowa-based Selzer & Co.
  • UBS Oconnor LLC Sells 680018 Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

    UBS Oconnor LLC Sells 680018 Shares of Vodafone Group PLC (NASDAQ:VOD)

    After $0.22 actual earnings per share reported by SINA Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 95.45% EPS growth. It worsened, as 13 investors sold EVTC shares while 38 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 342 raised stakes.
    Bernstein Reaffirms Outperform Rating for Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

    Bernstein Reaffirms Outperform Rating for Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO)

    Berenberg Bank set a $33.00 target price on Cisco Systems and gave the company a hold rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. It dived, as 81 investors sold CSCO shares while 635 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 651 raised stakes.

    Revenue Approximations Analysis: Fastenal Company (FAST), Under Armour, Inc. (UAA)

    Following the transaction, the insider now owns 114,108 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,258,197.32. Under Armour (NYSE:UAA) now has a trailing P/E of 51.64 while its forward P/E according to Thomson Reuters is 40.1.


Popular

Destiny 2 Beta is Coming, Here's Everything You Need To Know
When launching the Destiny 2 Beta , players will first create a Character and play through the campaign mission Homecoming . Starting at 10AM Pacific (5PM GMT), you're welcome to kick the ball into the net or befriend a chicken.

Columbia Property Trust Inc
Breton Hill Capital Ltd increased Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) stake by 11,092 shares to 11,142 valued at $1.15M in 2016Q4. It has outperformed by 54.45% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $211.73 million company.

Mnuchin, Ross Seeking Increased Access to Chinese Markets
He said that the United States and China had no choice but to cooperate economically even if they wanted to buy and hire locally. The first of four rounds of the Comprehensive Economic Dialogue between the U.S. and China commences today.

KBC Group NV Has $783000 Position in Perrigo Company (PRGO)
The stock of Perrigo Company plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:PRGO) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, May 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.06.

New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Top-of-the-order Yadier Molina, squibbler in the infield, made it to first safely with a bare-hand bobble by SS Jose Reyes. Louis Cardinals outfield wasn't doing right-hander Adam Wainwright any favors Monday against the New York Mets .

China testing India's military element of special relationship with Bhutan
Doklam is claimed by both China and Bhutan; while China, India and Bhutan do not agree where their borders meet. Biswal further said China's behaviour is "unsettling " for other countries in the region.

Celebrate Arya's revenge with epic new HBO products
The exchange of bold arguments between Sansa and Jon Snow when they debated internal matters was a spectacle in itself. Jon's power is quickly challenged by Sansa however as she questions his judgments in front of the northern lords.

Iran's foreign minister on new sanctions, nuclear deal and Trump
But Iranian officials have made clear that they believe any unilateral U.S. sanctions are a violation of the nuclear agreement. Trump has gone a long way toward that objective through executive action, but as Tuesday dawned, he faced the reality that Mr.

Quebec premier disappointed with result of referendum on Muslim cemetery
In the outpouring of public emotion that followed the massacre, politicians promised to resolve the years-long cemetery issue. The Islamic cultural centre had purchased a plot of land in a wooded area next to an existing cemetery after the shooting.

Traders Purchase Large Volume of Twitter Put Options (TWTR)
River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP bought a new position in Twitter during the fourth quarter worth about $3,363,000. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company.