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Putin Vents Frustration at U.S. ‘Schizophrenia’ on Trump Ties

  • Russian president says Trump gave Lavrov no secrets at meeting
  • Putin may decide normal U.S. ties are impossible, analyst says
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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed frustration about U.S. “political schizophrenia” over Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and offered to provide a transcript to the U.S. Congress to prove that Trump didn’t give away any secrets during a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He made the comments during a news conference in Sochi. (Source: Bloomberg)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed frustration that U.S. “political schizophrenia” over Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia is wrecking efforts to foster a new era of partnership between their countries.

Allegations that President Trump passed highly classified intelligence to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at White House talks are intended to incite “anti-Russian sentiment” and destabilize U.S. politics, Putin told reporters in Sochi on Wednesday. Those making such claims “either don’t understand that they are harming their own country, which means they are just dumb, or they understand everything and then they are dangerous and unscrupulous people,” he said.