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Gowdy: Trump advisers should consider quitting over Russia - Politico

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy chastised Donald Trump for inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington, saying Sunday that some members of the president's administration should consider quitting if Trump won't listen to their advice.

Obama national security adviser Susan Rice says Trump-Putin meeting a 'historic mistake' - Fox News

Former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday trashed President Trump's decision to meet one-on-one with Vladimir Putin. (Reuters). President Barack Obama's former national security adviser, Susan Rice, on Sunday called President ...

Rep. Adam Schiff says Trump 'acts like he's compromised' by Russia - AOL

Adam Schiff said that Trump's behavior at a much-criticized summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin gives the impression that the Russians have dirt on them that they're holding over his head, though he does not have direct knowledge of any ...

America's top spy downplays “awkward” response to Trump's Putin invite as Helsinki fallout continues - Vox

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is trying to downplay his surprised reaction to the news that President Donald Trump plans to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House in the fall. He says his “awkward response” wasn't ...

Donald Trump turns on media again and insists 'I had a GREAT meeting with Putin' - Express.co.uk

Standing next to Mr Putin, the US leader said he didn't “see any reason why” Moscow would be behind the election meddling, although later claimed he had meant to say “wouldn't”. On Sunday, Trump tweeted: "I had a GREAT meeting with Putin and the Fake ...

Half of Americans Disapprove of Trump's Performance in Helsinki, but Not a Turning Point - Slate Magazine

As a general rule, Americans were not really happy with the way President Trump handled his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. But the usual polarization means that the withering criticism Trump received from both sides of the ...

Trump defends Putin summit, blames 'Fake News' for derision - Yahoo News

President Trump defended last week's divisive summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid new reports that Americans disapproved of his actions by a wide margin. On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted that his private meeting with Putin and news ...

'Historic mistake' to allow US president to meet with Putin: Former Obama national security adviser - ABC News

A former national security adviser to President Barack Obama said Donald Trump's "national security team needs to know everything" about the lengthy one-on-one meeting he had with Vladimir Putin, calling the meeting a "historic mistake" and saying it ...

Trump's Two Hours Alone With Putin Still Rattling Washington - Bloomberg

“President Trump asked @AmbJohnBolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway.” While it can be valuable to meet with countries that are adversaries, issuing an invitation is different ...

Trump: Media disparaging my 'great' meeting with Putin is 'so bad for our country' - AOL

President Trump on Sunday again went after the media over the critical coverage of his July 16 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. “I had a GREAT meeting with Putin and the Fake News used every bit of their energy to try and ...

Rubio: Trump should be 'clear-eyed' about who Putin is - CNN

Washington (CNN) Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he supports President Donald Trump interacting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but said Trump should be aware of Putin's human rights record and zero-sum approach to the ...

Hillary Clinton slams President Trump over his summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin - AOL

Hillary Clinton on Saturday weighed in on the recent Helsinki summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which included a private meeting with only the two leaders and their interpreters present. “We don't know what was said ...

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin want to create a new world order - Financial Times

The US press coverage of the Trump-Putin summit— variously dubbed the “surrender summit” and the “treason summit” — has focused almost entirely on the president selling out his own intelligence institutions and US democracy itself to an adversary.

Hillary Clinton hints that Vladimir Putin played Donald Trump at crunch summit - Metro

Hillary Clinton has indicated that she believes Donald Trump was played by Vladimir Putin at their crunch summit in Helsinki. The former presidential candidate spoke out about the controversial meeting, which has led to questions over Mr Trump's ...

Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance, poll finds - Washington Post

By wide margins, Americans give President Trump negative marks for his conduct during a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin last week and for his casting doubt on U.S. intelligence conclusions that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential ...

US spy chief reacts after THAT awkward response to Trump's Putin invite - Sky News

The top US spy chief who gave an "awkward response" when he heard Donald Trump had invited Vladimir Putin to Washington says he did not mean to disrespect his president. Dan Coats was filmed expressing surprise as he learned of Mr Trump's plans for ...

Little public support for Trump in doubting Russian interference (POLL) - ABC News

A majority of Americans disapprove of Donald Trump casting doubt about U.S. intelligence on Russian interference in the 2016 election, with relatively modest support for the president even in his own party and among conservatives in a new ABC ...

Congress, contain Trump: We cannot let him continue to bend to Vladimir Putin - New York Daily News

On Thursday, the news broke that President Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the White House, proving once more that Trump has an unparalleled ability to surprise. It's like inviting the man who burglarized your house, just in case he ...

US intelligence chief 'meant no disrespect' in Trump-Putin remarks - The Guardian

The most senior intelligence official in the US has said he meant no disrespect to Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the recent summit with Vladimir Putin. Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, said on Saturday his comments ...

Trump-Putin: Top US spy retracts 'awkward response' - BBC News

The head of US intelligence has said that he did not mean to disrespect President Donald Trump with his "awkward response" on hearing the news that he had invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to visit Washington. Director of National Intelligence Dan ...

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin ">[vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ˈputʲɪn]; born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who is the current President of the Russian Federation, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the United Russia Party, the ruling party.

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2nd and 4th President of Russia
Assumed office
7 May 2012
Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office
7 May 2000 – 7 May 2008
Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov
Mikhail Fradkov
Viktor Zubkov
Preceded by Boris Yeltsin
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister of Russia
In office
8 May 2008 – 7 May 2012
President Dmitry Medvedev
First Deputy Sergei Ivanov
Viktor Zubkov
Igor Shuvalov
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
In office
16 August 1999 – 7 May 2000
President Boris Yeltsin
First Deputy Nikolai Aksyonenko
Viktor Khristenko
Mikhail Kasyanov
Preceded by Sergei Stepashin
Succeeded by Mikhail Kasyanov
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union State
In office
27 May 2008 – 18 July 2012
Preceded by Viktor Zubkov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Leader of United Russia
In office
7 May 2008 – 26 May 2012
Preceded by Boris Gryzlov
Succeeded by Dmitry Medvedev
Secretary of the Security Council
In office
9 March 1999 – 9 August 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Bordyuzha
Succeeded by Sergei Ivanov
Director of the Federal Security Service
In office
25 July 1998 – 29 March 1999
President Boris Yeltsin
Preceded by Nikolay Kovalyov
Succeeded by Nikolai Patrushev
Personal details
Born Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
(1952-10-07) 7 October 1952 (age 64)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Our Home-Russia
Unity
Independent
United Russia
Other political
affiliations
People's Front
Spouse(s) Lyudmila Shkrebneva (m. 1983; div. 2014)
Children 2
Residence Novo-Ogaryovo, Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Saint Petersburg State University
Awards =Order of Honor of the Russian Federation Order of Honour
Signature
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch KGB
Years of service 1975–1991
Rank CCCP air-force Rank podpolkovnik infobox.svg Lieutenant colonel

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (/ˈptɪn/; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин; [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ˈputʲɪn]; born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician who is the current President of the Russian Federation, holding the office since 7 May 2012. He was Prime Minister from 1999 to 2000, President from 2000 to 2008, and again Prime Minister from 2008 to 2012. During his second term as Prime Minister, he was the Chairman of the United Russia Party, the ruling party.

Born in Saint Petersburg, Putin studied German at Saint Petersburg High School 281, and speaks fluent German. He then studied law at the Saint Petersburg State University, graduating in 1975. Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg. He moved to Moscow in 1996 and joined President Boris Yeltsin's administration, rising quickly through the ranks and becoming Acting President on 31 December 1999, when Yeltsin resigned. Putin won the subsequent 2000 presidential election by a 53% to 30% margin, thus avoiding a runoff with his Communist Party opponent, Gennady Zyuganov. He was reelected President in 2004 with 72% of the vote.

During Putin's first presidency, the Russian economy grew for eight straight years, and GDP measured in purchasing power increased by 72%. The growth was a result of the 2000s commodities boom, high oil prices, and prudent economic and fiscal policies. Because of constitutionally mandated term limits, Putin was ineligible to run for a third consecutive presidential term in 2008. The 2008 presidential election was won by Dmitry Medvedev, who appointed Putin Prime Minister, beginning a period of so-called "tandemocracy". In September 2011, after presidential terms were extended from four to six years, Putin announced he would seek a third term as president. He won the March 2012 presidential election with 64% of the vote, a result which aligned with pre-election polling. Falling oil prices coupled with international sanctions imposed at the beginning of 2014 after Russia's annexation of Crimea and military intervention in Eastern Ukraine led to GDP shrinking by 3.7% in 2015. Under Putin's leadership, Russia has scored poorly on both the Democracy index and the Corruption index.

Putin has enjoyed very high domestic approval ratings during his career, and received extensive international attention as one of the world's most powerful leaders. In 2007, he was the Time Person of the Year. In 2015, he was #1 on the Time's Most Influential People List. Forbes ranked him the world's most powerful individual four times in a row from 2013 to 2016.

Trump’s features fit everyone – from Vladimir Putin to Kim Jong-un

The mainstream media have gone through the roof over the plans for a second Trump-Putin summit. Some even called it news from hell, creating a similar level ...

Bill Browder: Vladimir Putin is obsessed with me

Russian President Putin called out Bill Browder by name during a press conference with President Trump; Browder speaks out on 'Sunday Morning Futures.

Ahora Trump asegura que fue fuerte con Vladimir Putin | Noticiero | Telemundo

Video oficial de Noticias Telemundo. El mandatario ha relatado que le dijo a su homólogo que no tolerará otras injerencias rusas en Estados Unidos, aunque ...

Intel Chief Dan Coats Find Out About Vladimir Putin’s White House Invite | NBC News

At the Aspen Security Forum, NBC's Andrea Mitchell breaks the news to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats that the White House has invited Russian ...

Chris Wallace interviews Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin dismisses claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election, says Russia would react negatively to the expansion of NATO, blames terrorists for civilian ...

Donald Trump furiously defends meeting with Vladimir Putin but backtracks on comments

Donald Trump has furiously defended his Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin, denouncing "haters" who he accused of "Trump Derangement Syndrome".