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Jamie Gorelick
When Bob Mueller left WilmerHale to become special counsel and three of our colleagues joined him, we asked Mr. Kushner to get independent legal advice on whether to continue with us as his counsel. He engaged Abbe Lowell to advise him and then decided to add Mr. Lowell to the team representing him in the various inquiries into the Russia matter.feedback
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NEW Jun 27 2017
“Stalin was a product of his time. You can demonize him all you want, or, on the other hand, talk about his contributions to victory over Nazism. But the excessive demonization of Stalin is just one way to attack the Soviet Union and Russia, to suggest that today's Russia carries the birthmarks of Stalinism. Everyone has one kind of birthmark or another. So what? Of course.” said Vladimir Putin speaking about US, Russia relations. It’s one of the 919 quotes about US, Russia relations you can find on this page. 412 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Sergey Lavrov, Dmitry Peskov and Barack Obama. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Vladimir Putin

Stalin was a product of his time. You can demonize him all you want, or, on the other hand, talk about his contributions to victory over Nazism. But the excessive demonization of Stalin is just one way to attack the Soviet Union and Russia, to suggest that today's Russia carries the birthmarks of Stalinism. Everyone has one kind of birthmark or another. So what? Of course.feedback

Oliver Stone

Your father, your mother, admired him, right?feedback

Vladimir Putin

Fortunately, we have reversed this situation. For three years running, we have had population growth, including in regions that are historically majority ethnic-Russian.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY? The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time . . . before the election. The question is, if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? He should have done something about it. It could be Russia, but it could also be China. I think it was Russia but I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people.feedback

Sean Spicer

To the extent that we can work with Russia to solve some problems and to cooperate, if we can find that willingness then we'd like to do it.feedback

Jeh Johnson

It is not for me to know to what extent the Russian hacks influenced public opinion and thereby influence the outcome of the election.feedback

Jeh Johnson

The response I got was, the FBI had spoken to them. They don't want our help. They have CrowdStrike, the cyber security firm. I recall very clearly that I was not pleased that we were not in there helping them patch this vulnerability. Hindsight is 20/20. In retrospect, it would have been easy for me to say that I should have brought a sleeping bag and camped out in front of the DNC in late summer.feedback

Mark W. Warner

I do not believe our country is made safer by holding this information back from the American public. To have the number of states that were hacked into or attempted to be hacked into still kept secret is just crazy in my mind.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

Obviously we are very happy, it is the first time that Portugal wins in Russia. I think the team played very well. We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better.feedback

Fernando Santos

Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game? He's here to talk about the game - full stop. He's not talking about his family, Real Madrid, nothing. He's here to talk about the game. In the first half we played very well with a lot of personality, except in the last 10 minutes of the first half where we became slightly enthusiastic which led to counter attacks from Russia, which caused us a few problems. We know Bernardo very well, he was called up to the national team some time ago in a game against Albania and we won 1-0.feedback

Heather Nauert

Let's remember that these sanctions didn't just come out of nowhere. Our targeted sanctions were imposed in response to Russia's ongoing violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbor, Ukraine. If the Russians seek an end to these sanctions, they know very well the US position: Our sanctions on Russia related Russia's ongoing aggression against Ukraine will remain in place until Russia fully honors its obligations under the Minsk Agreements. Our sanctions related to Crimea will not be lifted until Russia ends its occupation of the peninsula.feedback

Sergei Ryabkov

The situation is not conducive to holding a round of this dialogue.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're going to have a lot of great success over the coming years, and we want to get as many to fight terrorism as possible.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Our relationship's at an all-time low, and it's been deteriorating further. Our objective is to stabilize that.feedback

Jeh Johnson

In retrospect it's easy for me to say I should have bought a sleeping bag and camped out in front of the DNC in late summer. I can tell you in late summer to fall I was very concerned about what I was seeing and this was on my front burner all throughout the pre-election period. Obviously there are lessons learned from this experience, and for the future there's probably more we can and should do.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

Russia is certainly within its right to exercise within international airspace, but we want them to respect international standards for safety to prevent accidents. The vast majority of interactions we have, intercepts that occur when we fly and that are intercepted by the Russians are safe. This is an exception, not the norm, but we were again operating in international airspace and did nothing to provoke.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

And we very much admire of your leadership, of your very effective steps, because today includes two historic days – five months of your presidency and – when we launched the first peace plan – peace plan of Ukraine. And I'm absolutely confident that our effective coordination will bring the peace to our nation, to our land, and can support our territorial integrity and sovereignty.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

Due to the high rate of speed, the poor control that the Russian pilot had of his aircraft during the intercept, the aircraft commander of the [US reconnaissance plane] RC 135 determined it to be unsafe. Such unsafe actions have the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all involved.feedback

Sean Spicer

The escalation of hostilities among all of the factions that are operating there doesn't help anybody. And so making sure that people understand while we want to de-escalate the situation there, that we have to understand that we will always preserve the right of self-defense.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

I can only express my regrets at the Russophobe obsession of our (U.S.) colleagues.feedback

Daniel Serwer

If the Russians and Iranians keep the Syrians and other allies away from the Americans, the US won't hit them. [This is] the US making it very clear that these things are being done only to protect American assets…and American-backed troops are considered an asset in this case. I have no doubt we'll lean over backwards to prevent war with Russia. I think they'll probably do the same.feedback

Petro Poroshenko

There has never been such a powerful visit. It is important for us to have an opportunity to talk about our cooperation in the sphere of security, politics and economy.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

We don't rule out the option of doing so in the future. Ukraine has a right to defend itself against aggressive Russian actions, and we are deeply disturbed by violence in eastern Ukraine and will continue to hold Russia accountable to its Minsk commitments and US sanctions will remain until Moscow reverses the actions that triggered those.feedback

Sean Spicer

It's important and crucial that we keep lines of communication open to deconflict potential issues.feedback

Joe Dunford

The worst thing any of us could do right now is address this with hyperbole. We'll see if that's true here in the coming hours.feedback

Lewis Hamilton

We have another race in Baku which is very smooth like Russia. For us, firstly getting the car where we need it in the weekend is definitely going to be a challenge, but we learned a lot from Monaco and we learned a lot from Canada.feedback

Ryan Dillon

We are going to make sure that we have the right aircraft in the right places.feedback

Viktor Ozerov

A threat for those jets may appear only if they take action that pose a threat to Russian aircraft.feedback

Abdul Manan Niazi

The reason they targeted us with a car bomber is the Taliban are afraid of us, because we are enhancing our influence in Helmand and the people realize now the Taliban are getting financial support from Iran and Russia. They have lost touch with the grass roots.feedback

Vladimir Putin

It will, of course, complicate the Russian-American relationship. I think it is harmful.feedback

Sergei Ryabkov

This strike has to be seen as a continuation of America's line to disregard the norms of international law. What is this if not an act of aggression? It is, if you like, help to those terrorists that the US is fighting against, declaring they are carrying out an anti-terrorism policy.feedback

Brian Mulroney

What we should do is what we've been doing: We keep our heads down and our mouths shut. We're not some pushover little country. Hell, the Americans should be more fearful of us than Russia.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

These figures are telling us this problem is no more systematic in Russia. The football union in Russia and the authorities have taken a number of measures. Our football union has a commissioner on racism in football.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

We are grateful to FIFA, [it is] with great satisfaction we have welcomed this decision and [hope] that the system which will be strict. For us in Russia it is a challenge and a responsibility. And I think that this is a perfect solution.feedback

Vitaly Mutko

With our colleagues from some other organisations we are monitoring this situation in Russia. We see the reports coming to us. There are also some reports from some public organisations.feedback

Michael Crapo

It sanctions those who . . . invest or support the construction of Russian energy export pipelines.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Now we know that another draft bill has appeared in the US Senate on toughening these sanctions. Why, by the way? Nothing extraordinary happened. What drove them to talk about these sanctions out of the blue? This is, of course, a sign of continued political infighting in the US.feedback

Alexander Medvedev - Gazprom

I think the bill is aimed at US companies. This is a case of cutting off your nose to look beautiful. If senators believe that they can block the US-Russian co-operation, god be their judge.feedback

Bob Corker

The legislation sends a very, very strong signal to Russia , the nefarious activities they've been involved in.feedback

Scott Horton

This pick really shows that Mueller recognises that Russian organised crime and sophisticated financial transactions involving them are going to be right at the centre and Page is definitely a leading expert there.feedback

Paul Rosenzweig

What is striking to me is that his team is a counter-intelligence team and is a money fraud, banking, laundering-type team. Andrew Weissman did the Enron cases, which is all about following the money trail.feedback

Karen Greenberg

This is a team with wide expertise that is really top notch. These are people who have a number of competencies who have dealt with fraud and corruption and who know government well. All of them know obstruction of justice and many have worked with Mueller and with each other before.feedback

Karen Greenberg

These are seasoned attorneys. They have faced challenges out there before dealing with corporate corruption ... starting with Mueller, who came into office days before 9/11. They have been through things every bit as stressful and tough as this.feedback

Bob Corker

With overwhelming Senate passage of the Russia sanctions amendment, the U.S. sends a strong signal to President Putin while ensuring the Trump administration has the flexibility it needs. The Russian government continues to violate the sovereignty of Ukraine, aggravate the crisis in Syria, and destabilize democracies around the world. This amendment makes clear that we will not continue to tolerate such actions, and I am glad we are one step closer to passage of our legislation to hold Iran accountable.feedback

Hamad Saif al-Shamsi

Strict and firm action will be taken against anyone who shows sympathy or any form of bias towards Qatar, or against anyone who objects to the position of the United Arab Emirates, whether it be through the means of social media, or any type of written, visual or verbal form.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I'm going to make an argument that soft power is very important in winning the war against terrorism, it's important for our national security. When you look at the hard/soft power mix of this budget, it's way off kilter.feedback

Sean Spicer

The Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve a government that supports an open marketplace of ideas, transparent and accountable governance, equal treatment under the law and the ability to exercise their right without fear or retribution.feedback

Simon Edwards - Trend Micro

Whether you're in China, Russia, Europe or the US, it's very, very easy to buy these services. It's important that we put a stop to this as soon as possible before it becomes mainstream. It's really important that people think about what it is they ingest and question everything you see.feedback

Adam Schiff

Since the chairman has recused himself from the Russia probe, he shouldn't be signing subpoenas or having any say in subpoenas related to the Russia investigation, but he has not been willing to delegate that authority to [his Republican colleague Mike] Conaway. And so that is a problem that we have raised. It hasn't prevented us from issuing the subpoenas we need to issue, but nonetheless, if he's going to honor his request to step aside, to recuse himself, he needs to delegate that authority to Mr. Conaway.feedback

Adam Schiff

The intelligence agencies have been complying with our requests in the Russia probe, I think very completely. But quite out of the blue, the chairman on his own issued three subpoenas to three of the agencies, and that, I think, took them by surprise. And it certainly took us by surprise, since the agencies have been fully cooperative with us. I don't understand why they were subpoenaed.feedback

Sean Spicer

The United States strongly condemns the detention of hundreds of peaceful protesters throughout Russia. Detaining peaceful protesters, human rights observers and journalists is an affront to core democratic values. The Russian people, like people everywhere, deserve a government that supports an open marketplace of ideas, transparent and accountable governance, equal treatment under the law, and the ability to exercise their rights without fear or retribution.feedback

Joachim Low - St George's Park

Those players who played so many games reach their limit at some point. I can understand the hosts in Russia and that they have different expectations. But they will see the stars next summer. No matter where we will finish the Confederations Cup, it just makes sense to go with this squad. It might help us as soon as next year, or maybe in three years. One day the Confederations Cup will become important for those who played in it.feedback

Ben Rhodes

Trump - friend of Putin, Sissi, Salman, Duterte, Erdogan - will cite human rights to justify hurting the Cuban people.feedback

Oliver Stone

If we look around with a little broader perspective, doesn't Sheldon Adelson have a lot more influence? Don't the Koch brothers? Doesn't Israel have a lot more influence?feedback

Ed Royce

The THAAD defensive missile system is critical to protecting South Koreans from Kim Jong Un's growing arsenal. I hope any environmental concerns related to the full deployment of THAAD will be dispelled with a quick and thorough review. We need to use every tool at our disposal –- including additional sanctions -– to address the Kim regime's threats. And we must continue to press China and Russia to play more productive roles, since North Korea's nuclear program endangers us all.feedback

James Williams

The Cold War is long over and Cuba is no longer a threat to the United States. If President Trump reverses course with Cuba, it would be a gift to Putin and the Kremlin.feedback

Vladimir Putin

What fingerprints or hoof-prints or horn-prints, what are you talking about? IP addresses? They can be invented, you know? There are a lot of specialists who can even make it so it comes from your home IP address as if your three-year old daughter carried out the attack. Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world, and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal electoral processes.feedback

Vladimir Putin

For me, this is just amazing. You create a sensation out of nothing and out of this sensation, you turn it into a weapon of war against the current president. Well, this is, you know, you're just, you people are so creative over there. Good job. Your lives must be boring. I made my speech. Then we talked about some other stuff. And I got up and left. And then afterward I was told, You know, there was an American gentleman, he was involved in some things. He used to be in the security services.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I'm being honest. Do you think that from all over the world and the United States, the ambassador reports to me every day who he eats with or meets with. Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Where would we get this information from? Did we have a special relationship with him? We didn't have any relationship at all. ... Have you all lost your senses over there? I don't know about this proposal. No proposal like that came to me.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Hackers (that allegedly influenced the US presidential campaign - TASS) may be anywhere. They may be in Russia, in Asia, in America, in Latin America. There may be hackers, by the way, in the United States who very craftily and professionally passed the buck to Russia. In the middle of an internal political fight, it was convenient for them, whatever the reason, to put out that information. And put it out they did. And, doing it, they made a reference to Russia. Can't you imagine it happening? I can.feedback

Vladimir Putin

There is a theory that Kennedy's assassination was arranged by the United States special services. If this theory is correct, and one cannot rule it out, so what can be easier in today's context, being able to rely on the entire technical capabilities available to special services than to organize some kind of attacks in the appropriate manner while making a reference to Russia in the process. Now, the candidate for the Democratic Party, is this candidate universally beloved in the United States? Was it such a popular person? That candidate, too, had political opponents and rivals.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Have you all lost your senses? They have been misled. And they aren't analysing the information in its entirety. I haven't seen, even once, any direct proof of Russian interference in the (US) presidential election. I am not aware of such a proposal. No such proposal ever reached me. I made my speech. Then we talked about some other stuff. And I got up and left. And then afterwards I was told, You know, there was an American gentleman, he was involved in some things. He used to be in the security services.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Well, this is just another load of nonsense. Where would we get this information from? Why, did we have some special relationship with him? We didn't have any relationship at all. There was a time when he used to come to Moscow. But you know, I never met with him. We have a lot of Americans who visit us. Right now, I think we have representatives from a hundred American companies that have come to Russia. Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Are you all, have you all lost your senses over there?feedback

Megyn Kelly

It was like two different men: Off-camera and privately he towards me was warm, extremely polite … was very personable one-one-one. Then on-camera he was the Russian president that we've all come to know: He was combative, he was defiant, he was feisty, he was fiery, he was on offense on all of the issues, He was the Vladimir Putin Russians love to see.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I am not aware of such a proposal. No such proposal ever reached me. Have you all lost your mind? There was no relationship whatsoever. Yes, he visited Moscow in his day. But, you know, I never met him. Well, this is just another load of nonsense.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I made my speech. Then we talked about some other stuff. And I got up and left...That's it. I didn't even really talk to him... That's the extent of my acquaintance with Mr. Flynn.feedback

Vladimir Putin

They [U.S. Intelligence committees] have been misled, and they aren't analyzing the information in its entirety. I haven't seen even once any proof of Russian interference in the presidential election in the United States.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I never met with him. We have a lot of Americans who visit us. Do you think we're gathering compromising information on all of them right now or something? Are you all -- have you all lost your senses over there? Hackers can be anywhere. Had there been anything significant he would have reported it to the minister. The minister would have reported it to me. There weren't even any reports. There's nothing to even talk about. There wasn't even any kind of specific discussion about sanctions or anything else. For me, this is just amazing. You created a sensation out of nothing.feedback

Harry Kazianis

There are ways to trick the computer systems to think that there's a lot more missiles coming down on a target. The challenge here is that there's so many different ways to literally fake out the interceptor system.feedback

Vladimir Putin

This destroys the strategic balance in the world. What is happening is a very serious and alarming process. In Alaska, and now in South Korea, elements of the anti-missile defense system are emerging. Should we just stand idly by and watch this? Of course not. We are thinking about how to respond to these challenges. This is a challenge for us.feedback

Harry Kazianis

There are many different ways that a missile can trick an interceptor.feedback

Ed Turzanski

They believe they were put in a situation where they are going to have to counter that, and that's the age-old story of military capability.feedback

Vladimir Chuprov - Greenpeace

There are no real plans to change the energy balance at all. Trump's decision signals business as usual.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The problem is not with us, the problem is inside American politics. The other (Clinton) team miscalculated. They don't want to admit their mistake. It's easier for them to say that they are not guilty, that the Russians are the guilty ones for interfering in our election. It reminds me of anti-Semitism.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I didn't know anyone was meeting anyone. It just some kind of hysteria and just doesn't stop. Do we need to give you a pill? Does anyone have a pill? Give them a pill, really, honestly. It's surprising. It reminds me of antisemitism - the Jews are to blame for everything. You know, if a moron can't do anything for himself - the Jews are to blame. But we know what such sentiments lead to - it doesn't end in anything good.feedback

Vladimir Putin

There was nothing concrete, zero. It's just hysteria. Should I give you a pill?feedback

Vladimir Putin

I never even knew about these meetings. It reminds me of anti-Semitism. What fingerprints? Hoof prints? Horn prints? Experts in information technology can invent anything. It was true information. Was it so important who leaked it? It was necessary to apologize to the people and vow not to make such mistakes in the future. The problem isn't us, the problem is inside U.S. politics. Trump's team was more efficient during the election campaign. Don't worry, be happy. Now we can dump it all on him and American imperialism.feedback

Natalia Poklonskaya

This is a miracle that neither scientists nor anybody can explain. Our sovereigns are helping us. They died for us so that we can make Russia flourish and great. Does it teach love for one's homeland? Does it teach patriotism, our family values, fidelity? You cannot insult the feelings of others with these stories, particularly on the basis of religion, on the basis of faith.feedback

Vladimir Putin

It's an attempt to solve internal political problems using foreign policy instruments. It's harmful, hurting international relations, the global economy, security and the fight against terror. It's time to stop that useless and harmful chatter.feedback

Vladimir Putin

My answer is no. There were no agreements. We didn't even come close to that. We didn't even start negotiations. Does squabbling over NATO help Russia? It will if it leads to NATO's breakup, but we aren't seeing any such breakup yet. Now we can dump it all on him and American imperialism.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Hackers can be anywhere. They can be in Russia, in Asia ... even in America, Latin America. They can even be hackers, by the way, in the United States, who very skillfully and professionally, shifted the blame, as we say, on to Russia. Can you imagine something like that? In the midst of a political battle. By some calculations it was convenient for them to release this information, so they released it, citing Russia. Could you imagine something like that? I can.feedback

David Ignatius

After today, Trump and Putin probably share a wariness of being questioned by Kelly.feedback

Vladimir Putin

IP addresses can be invented – a child can do that! Your underage daughter could do that. That is not proof. If you're not intending to attack anybody, why increase your military spending? The U.S. demands from their allies to raise their spending and simultaneously says that NATO is not going to attack anybody. NATO was established as a Cold War instrument in the fight against the Soviet Union ... there is no longer any ... Soviet Union but NATO is still there. The question is, what for?feedback

Vladimir Putin

Have you read those reports? I have read those reports. And even in them there is nothing specific! There are only assumptions and conclusions on based on suppositions.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I didn't know anyone was meeting anyone. There was nothing concrete, zero. It's all hysteria. Isn't there some kind of pill you can take? There was no such agreement.feedback

Vladimir Putin

It reminds me of anti-Semitism. A dumb man who can't do anything would blame the Jews for everything. It was true information, was it so important who leaked it? It was necessary to apologise to the people and vow not to make such mistakes in the future. But it turned out that he was right. He found the right approach to those groups of the population, to those voters whom he targeted. They came to the polls and voted for him, and the other team miscalculated. What else the ambassador is supposed to do? He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs. Are you nuts?feedback

Vladimir Putin

Don't worry… be happy. This accord has not yet come into effect; it is supposed to come into effect as of 2021… so we still have time. If we are all constructive in what we do, there are things that we can agree on.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I would refrain from judging President Trump right now because it was President Obama who made the decision (on joining the Paris Agreement - TASS), so maybe the new president believes it was not well-conceived, maybe he thinks there are not enough resources. This situation needs to be thoroughly assessed. It was possible not to withdraw from the Paris Agreement because it is a framework document so the United States' obligations could have been changed. As far as I remember, the United States has ratified the agreement, but we (Russia) have not done it yet.feedback

Vladimir Putin

What fingerprints? Hoof prints? Horn prints? Technology experts can invent anything and put the blame on anyone. It was true information, was it so important who leaked it? It was necessary to apologize to the people and vow not to make such mistakes in the future. But it turned out that he was right. He found the right approach to those groups of the population, to those voters whom he targeted. They came to the polls and voted for him, and the other team miscalculated. What else the ambassador is supposed to do? He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs. Are you nuts?feedback

Vladimir Yakunin

At the G-20 for example, reputable experts, they are talking about values, they are talking about the shifting of economic engines towards East, towards Asia, that is a fact … It's not possible just to close eyes and to see it and to think 'we Russians are the best' or 'we Americans are the best' or 'we Europeans are the best' – look at the figures.feedback

Mohammed Barkindo

For them to decide to come together to address the challenges of the market … I think it is a welcome development by all producing countries.feedback

Vladimir Putin

IP addresses can be invented, a child can do that! Your underage daughter could do that. That is not proof. NATO was established as a Cold War instrument in the fight against the Soviet Union ... there is no longer any ... Soviet Union but NATO is still there. The question is, what for?feedback

Vladimir Putin

Help us to restore normal political dialogue, I ask you on behalf of Russia and I appeal to the American side - help the newly elected president, the head of the administration of the United States.feedback

Nigel Farage

This hysterical attempt to associate me with the (Vladimir) Putin regime is a result of the liberal elite being unable to accept Brexit and Trump. I consider it extremely doubtful that I could be a person of interest to the FBI as I have no connections to Russia.feedback

Vladimir Putin

It reminds me of anti-Semitism. A dumb man who can't do anything would blame the Jews for everything. What else is the ambassador supposed to do? He's paid for holding meetings, discussing current affairs. Are you nuts? We are absolutely convinced that it was a provocation. Assad didn't use the weapons. It was done by people who wanted to blame him for that.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Climate change is undeniable. I urge all the governments around the world to stay the course, to remain committed to the implementation of the Paris Agreement to the benefit of all of us. And in relation to U.S. society, I am deeply convinced that states, cities, the business community, the civil society, will also remain engaged, will bet on the green economy.feedback

Nigel Farage

In response to the Guardian article, it has taken me a long time to finish reading because I am laughing so much. This is fake news. This hysterical attempt to associate me with the (Russian President Vladimir) Putin regime is a result of the liberal elite being unable to accept Brexit and the election of President Trump.feedback

Vladimir Putin

But no matter where the threat comes, it is unacceptable and we will always support India in its fight against terrorism. We do not have any tight (military) relations with Pakistan. The US, do you have (close relations)? And for sure our relations with Pakistan have no impact on trade between India and Russia. We never engaged in that on a state level, and have no intention of doing so. I can imagine that some do it deliberately, staging a chain of attacks in such a way as to cast Russia as the origin of such an attack. Modern technologies allow that to be done quite easily.feedback

Anne Applebaum

As a result of this trip, American influence, always exercised in Europe through mutually beneficial trade and military alliances, is at its rockiest in recent memory. The Russian government, which has long sought to expel the United States from the continent, is overjoyed.feedback

Devin Nunes

The Democrats don't want an investigation on Russia. They want an independent commission. Why do they want an independent commission? Because they want to continue the narrative that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are best friends, and that's the reason that he won, because Hillary Clinton would have never lost on her own; it had to be someone else's fault. The reporters and the national news were going to chase David and every other member of Congress around the country for the next two weeks. Basically what I said, I said, Well, screw you.feedback

Josh Marshall - Talking Points Memo

The relevant issue is that they appear to be operating with common goals.feedback

Sylke Tempel

I've never seen her in 12 years give up on anything. She's someone who is very sober about the guys with the big agendas and big egos, be it (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, be it (Turkish President Recep Tayyip) Erdogan, be it Trump.feedback

Egil Falke

It's good that they rebuild the military capacity here on the island. Not that I think there's an imminent threat from Russia in particular. I don't think it will happen, because I don't really see a reason. But maybe something happens somewhere else in the world that has a snowball effect and maybe it can affect us.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

We were very shocked, because ... we know how this can hurt the people of your country, but more generally for Europe. Because they attack our young, and very young people. I said at the G-7 table that I don't regard it as a collective victory that on Syria ... not one of us was capable of being around the table. You have Russia, Iran and Turkey. That is a defeat. So we must talk to Russia to change the framework for getting out of the military crisis in Syria and to build a much more collective and integrated inclusive political solution.feedback

James Clapper

[M]y dashboard warning light was clearly on, and I think that was the case with all of us in the intelligence community, very concerned about the nature of these approaches to the Russians. Certainly arouses your concern about what is going on, given, Russia, at least for my money, is our primary adversary. They are not our friends. [W]e have a time-honored custom that we have one president and one administration at a time. And oncoming administrations don't get a head-start before the end of the current president's incumbency.feedback

Daniel Yergin

I think OPEC is actually back in business [but] as a swing producer. Three years ago, U.S. shale producers needed to see per-barrel prices much higher to competitive. But it's been so innovative. It's almost like we're looking at Shale 2.0. It's almost a different industry than it was three years ago. Next year, we actually think U.S. oil production won't increase as much because they've increased so much this year. I think that's the kind of viewpoint OPEC took -- that they've got to run this thing into next year.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

I am sure that I do not have to explain why. I am not 100 per cent sure that we can say today – we meaning Mr. President Trump and myself – that we have a common opinion about Russia, although when it comes to the conflict in Ukraine, it seems that we were on the same line. My main message to President Trump was that what gives our cooperation and friendship its deepest meaning are fundamental Western values, like freedom, human rights and respect for human dignity.feedback

Bob Corker

Unless he can come in and demonstrably show us – and I don't think he will be able to, based on the intelligence I've read – we are going to move ahead with a Russia sanctions bill during this next work period.feedback

John Brennan

It should be clear to everyone that Russia brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process, and that they undertook these activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning that they do not do so. I don't do evidence. The information and intelligence revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and US persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals. It raised questions in my mind about whether the Russians were able to gain the cooperation of such individuals.feedback

John Brennan

It should be clear to everyone Russia brazenly interfered in our 2016 presidential election process and that they undertook these activities despite our strong protests and explicit warning that they do not do so. I saw information and intelligence that was worthy of investigation by the bureau (FBI) to determine whether or not such cooperation or collusion was taking place. I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign.feedback

Dan Coats

As the president's principal intelligence adviser, I'm fortunate to be able and need to spend a significant amount of time with the president discussing national security interests and intelligence. As it relates to those interests, we discuss a number of topics on a very regular basis. I have always believed that given the nature of my position and the information which we share, it's not appropriate for me to comment publicly on any of that. So on this topic, as well as other topics, I don't feel it's appropriate to characterize discussions and conversations with the president.feedback

Rodrigo Duterte

I don't want anything to do with the US and I want them to stop telling me what to do. I've never been to their country, and when they invited me to Trump's inauguration I declined, because I was planning to visit Russia.feedback

Rodrigo Duterte

I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin and tell him there are three of us against the world: China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way. America, since the end of the 1960s, has been interfering in other states. They offer a country help but demand in exchange that the country adopts certain laws, for example legalises gay marriages.feedback

Louise Mensch

Sources with links to the intelligence community say it is believed that Carter Page went to Moscow in early July carrying with him a pre-recorded tape of Donald Trump offering to change American policy if he were to be elected, to make it more favorable to Putin. In exchange, Page was authorized directly by Trump to request the help of the Russian government in hacking the election. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who was the 'Designated Survivor' at the inauguration of Donald Trump (yes, really) is likely to become President.feedback

Peter Maurer

The fear is not so much with President (Donald) Trump or (Vladimir) Putin or anyone else in the region but more to discover that we may be late or too late. I am not sure by what we are witnessing on the ground in terms of extremist dynamics that this is easily stoppable even if the powers in the region and the global powers converge politically. We may have waited too long or a very long time to really get serious in terms of finding political solutions to the problems that are fueling the violence, the displacements, the humanitarian suffering.feedback

Philip Howard

Facebook data miners could give us information that intelligence officers cannot.feedback

Herman Gref

Well, I have to say that this has had an effect on us in the last two years… The inability to access international markets is painful for us. You know, sanctions were put in place for political reasons and most likely their removal will also be motivated by politics… To some extent (it) is a kind of deadlock which has resulted in us to predicate our three-year strategy towards a more negative scenario that does not foresee an end to the sanctions.feedback

Arseniy Yatsenyuk

It seems to me President Trump, he needs to get a better understanding of what Putin really is. It's important to understand him. He's the enemy of my country. But he's a very smart, sophisticated political animal. And his primary objective is to outplay President Trump. He wants to set a fire to the whole house of the free world, to distract everyone. The only language that President Putin understands is the language of strength. The good news is that President Trump wants to be a very strong, masculine leader. And you can't have two masculine folks on one block.feedback

Dick Pound - World Anti-Doping Agency

Is this the person about whom everyone has complained. They (Russia) are clearly jerking us around putting the pole vaulter (Isinbayeva) in charge. That was Russia basically giving us this. If you want to get back inside you better bloody well convince the people who you need to convince that you have turned the corner.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I spoke to (Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov) today. I'll be forced to issue him with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. It was very bad of him.feedback

Stephen Sestanovich

At one level, Putin may find Trump's trials amusing, but he also knows they will make it almost impossible to restore a modicum of order to Russian-American relations. I suspect he regrets that, while also seeing opportunities in having the U.S. brought low.feedback

Anders Aslund

I think that Trump gets less criticism from Russia than from anywhere else and that he greatly appreciates that.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

There's two people I think [Russian President Vladimir] Putin pays: [California Republican Dana] Rohrabacher and Trump. If you listen to it, everybody laughs. So you know that it's a bad attempt at a joke, and that's all there is to it.feedback

Majid Golpour

In effect by focusing on the nuclear issue, Rouhani has pulled back from several other issues, including human rights in Iran. And it must be said that it's not clear why the [European] Commission is not pursuing the issue of human rights. As soon as the negotiations between the US and Iran resumed, the Obama administration, which was aware of who has the power in Iran, conducted direct relations with the Supreme Leader of Iran. If we look at China and Russia, if they have things to do on a regional level, they directly contact the administration of the Supreme Leader.feedback

Anne Applebaum

Reading between the lines of the GOP's 2016 conversation about Trump and Russia.feedback

Brendan Buck

This entire year-old exchange was clearly an attempt at humor. No one believed the majority leader was seriously asserting that Donald Trump or any of our members were being paid by the Russians. What's more, the speaker and leadership team have repeatedly spoken out against Russia's interference in our election, and the House continues to investigate that activity. You don't have a sense of humor anymore? People aren't supposed to be able to laugh? There's a reason why I'm not a comedian.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

If you listen to it, everybody laughs. So you know that it's a bad attempt at a joke, and that's all there is to it. No one believes it to be true. There's two people I think Putin pays: [Rep. Dana] Rohrabacher [R-Calif.] and Trump.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

There's two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump. This is an off the record. No leaks, alright? This is how we know we're a real family here… What's said in the family stays in the family.feedback

Dana Rohrabacher

He was joking. He does that. He sort of makes jokes like that. There's nothing wrong with that. It would be wrong for everyone to think it's a news story that [McCarthy] jokes around that way. You have to be very careful when you're using humor.feedback

Vladimir Putin

If the US administration considers it possible, we are ready to submit a transcript of Lavrov's talk with Trump to the U.S. Senate and Congress, if, of course, the US administration would want this. You know what surprises me? They are destabilizing the internal political situation in the United States under anti-Russian slogans. They either do not understand that they are harming their own country, which means they are just short-sighted, or they understand everything, and that means that they are dangerous and unscrupulous people.feedback

Michael McFaul

It has become much more difficult to argue that our democracy is an example for other countries.feedback

Neha Sahgal

The look toward Russia is multi-dimensional: It's geopolitical, it's cultural, it's religious, and it's also economic. Trump talked so much about Putin on the campaign trail that Russians assume he was blustering and actually had no connection with the Russians. If anything, they think Trump's relationship to Russia is more fabricated than we may find out it is, once we have a new FBI director.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

There's two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump. I'll guarantee you that's what it is...The Russians hacked the DNC and got the opp [opposition] research that they had on Trump. There's... there's two people, I think, Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump. Swear to God.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I'll be forced to issue him (Lavrov) with a reprimand because he did not share these secrets with us. Not with me, nor with representatives of Russia's intelligence services. It was very bad of him. It's hard to imagine what else these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish can dream up next. What surprises me is that they are shaking up the domestic political situation using anti-Russian slogans. Either they don't understand the damage they're doing to their own country, in which case they are simply stupid, or they understand everything, in which case they are dangerous and corrupt.feedback

Jill Abramson

We expect the leader of the United States to uphold the constitution, but this one confronts and threatens it every day. ‘I have the absolute right,” to share classified information with Russia. So tweeted the United States president in defence of having spilled national security secrets to the Russians. Note that well, and put the emphasis on the word absolute, because the president’s use of the word shows that he lacks any understanding of the US constitution.feedback

Vladimir Putin

It's hard to imagine what else can these people who generate such nonsense and rubbish dream up next.feedback

Maxine Waters

We can't wait that long. We don't need to wait that long. He will have destroyed this country by then. We cannot wake up every morning to another crisis, to another scandal. We cannot have the uncertainty. So many people are stunned by it today … and it adds to all of the other mishaps and misinformation and firing of people who are getting close to the Russia investigation. I can't help but wonder why the American people are not expecting more from us in dealing with this issue.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Russia knows terrorism and the threat it creates for us all. Our people have had to deal with similar tragedies many times, and we are deeply distressed at the news. We would like to express our sympathy and solidarity with the French nation. … I would like to stress again that only through a united effort can we defeat terrorism.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

Think about what they get from Trump and the Republicans. They want to get a whole lot of precision guided missiles. Fully has their back and we will do what it takes to roll back Iranian influence. What they want to hear is the reset with Iran is over. Good bye to all of that. I don't think anyone thinks Putin will lose. He doesn't want protesters. I don't' think Putin wants to risk a significant uptick in discontent going into those elections.feedback

Vladimir Putin

They "need to meet first, talk and then choose the tune to match. It's a pity that the piano was out of tune. It was quite hard to play, even for me, someone who plays with two fingers. I cannot say I played, I was just pressing the keys with two or three fingers. I thought that if Mr Peskov is filming, it's probably for personal use, for the archive. But they decided to post it. But never mind. I think I didn't let you down.feedback

Kevin Kalinich

If you're a hospital that turned away patients, if you're a global delivery company that can't send package, or a telecom company in Spain, Russia or China, the financial statement impact from the business interruption is much larger than the US$300 ransomware. They will want to pick the companies that are most prepared.feedback

Liza Ignatieva

I think politics shouldn't intervene. But they broke the rules of the event by not letting her in. Why they invented new rules for Russia only? Yes, we have bad relations but they shouldn't do it to us.feedback

Chrystia Freeland

The US-Russia initiative will make it easier to move equipment, samples and data across borders in the north and facilitate scientific collaboration and sharing.feedback

Trevor Noah

It's starting to feel less like Putin is blackmailing Trump and more like he has him hypnotized.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

Your question looks very funny for me. Don't be angry with me. We had nothing to do with that.feedback

Jonathan S. Tobin - National Review

The last thing the country needs is another out-of-control probe that won't give us the answers we need about Russia and Trump.feedback

Dan Coats

It sweeps across Europe and other places. The Russians have upped their game using social media and other opportunities in ways we haven't seen before. It's a great threat to our democratic process.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We discussed our bilateral relations which are not very encouraging. The reason is well known. Unfortunately the previous administration bent over backwards to undermine the solid foundation of those relations.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Your question looks very funny for me. Don't be angry with me. We have nothing to do with that. There will be no effect.feedback

Vladimir Putin

There will be no effect. You see, I am going to play hockey with the hockey fans. And I invite you to do the same.feedback

Vladimir Putin

There will be no effect. Your question looks very funny for me. Don't be angry with me. We have nothing to do with that. President Trump is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law and Constitution. What about us? Why we? You see, I am going to play hockey with the hockey fans. And I invite you to do the same.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

You want to question the timing of when he hires, when he fires. It's inappropriate. He'll do it when he wants to. Especially on your network, you always want to talk about Russia, Russia, Russia. Yet now they want him to be a martyr? None of us want to re-litigate the campaign. We won it.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

Regarding this noise about our contacts, that fake information by which we are allegedly in control of the domestic policy of the US – yes, it [has become] the normal background for our relations. It must be humiliating for the American people to realise that the Russian federation is controlling the situation in America. How is it possible for such a great power and such a great country?feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We discussed specific issues, and we didn't even raise those absurd issues. That is why there is no need for him to tell us anything or to give us assurance behind closed doors. How can it be possible for such a great power and great country? I believe that politicians are damaging the political system of the U.S., trying to pretend that someone is controlling America from the outside.feedback

Lawrence Douglas

The Russians need no longer expend their energies trying to subvert the integrity of our political system. Now they have the US president to do that job. A brazen attack on the rule of law. There is no other way to describe President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Recalling the dismissal of Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, Senator Bob Casey, Democrat of Pennsylvania, rightly called the act “Nixonian.” But it is more than that.feedback

Bob Casey

This is Nixonian. Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein must immediately appoint a special prosecutor to continue the Trump/Russia investigation. This will not change our investigation. We have always said this: We will follow the intel and the intel will lead us to the truth.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We will always guard Russia just as you, the soldiers of the Victory, did. And [we will] strengthen the traditions of patriotism, loyally serving the homeland. The lessons of the past war force us to be vigilant and the Russian Armed Forces are ready to repel any potential attack. There was no, there is no and there will be no force that could ever enslave our people.feedback

Mike Rogers

If you take a look at the French election … we had become aware of Russian activity. We had talked to our French counterparts prior to the public announcements of the events publicly attributed this past weekend and gave them a heads-up: 'Look, we're watching the Russians, we're seeing them penetrate some of your infrastructure'. No, I do not. We're all trying to figure how we can learn from each other. We need to make it very clear to nation-states that engage in this behavior that it's unacceptable, and there's a price to pay for doing this.feedback

Abou Badweh

How can I trust these safe areas? If they can't deliver any aid or medicine into besieged areas in Syria, how can I trust them enough to go back inside my country and live in a big prison?feedback

Ahmet Üzümcü

I am not able to say that there was a violation, there was a clandestine program which continued after Syria joined the Convention, but there are certainly some gaps, inconsistencies, discrepancies, as we put forward in our report to the executive council.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

The FTSE100 was held back by a collapse in crude oil prices to their lowest levels since last November, on the back of concerns about slowing demand from China, rising US output, and a reticence on the part of Russia to commit to extending the quota cap into the end of this year.feedback

Mike van Dulken - Accendo Markets

A negative opening call comes after oil took yet another leg lower on heightened concerns about global oversupply, whether OPEC and Russia can agree to extend production cuts this month to offset rising US production. Off their worst overnight levels, much damage has been done, with 9-month Oil price uptrends and 2017 lows meaningful breached.feedback

Scott Presler

Colbert's homophobia rant was disgusting and we won't tolerate this anti-LGBTQ behavior.feedback

David Ignatius

Into the deadly morass of the Syrian war, Russian President Vladimir Putin has dropped a new peace proposal that calls for establishing safe zones in several parts of the country, grounding the Syria air force and possibly creating buffer zones between combatants to be monitored by international peacekeeping troops.feedback

Stephen Colbert

Trump has repeatedly said that this 100 days is totally arbitrary, okay. Totally unimportant. And to prove how unimportant it is, he took out a TV ad, he cut a cake on Air Force One, and he held a rally in Pennsylvania. The theme of that rally, Promises Made, Promises Kept.' Which is better than the original slogan, Promises made, never mind, never said it, fake news, watch Fox & Friends.' . It's true. He doesn't stand by anything except the dressing room door at Miss USA Pageant. … Who needs a lotion?feedback

Karl Rove

They wrote this. This was not a rant that he came up with on the top of this head. They wrote this.feedback

Marine Le Pen

I think I'm best placed to talk to this new world that's emerging, to talk to the Russia of Putin, to the United States of Trump, to talk to the Britain of (Prime Minister Theresa) May...to talk to the India of (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi. So, I feel much more in line with their political philosophy than with (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel's. It's true his comments were worthy of criticism but they were private comments – what's most important is the policies he implements. I don't think that he's implementing policies which aim to roll back the rights of women.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We never interfere in the political life and the political processes of other countries, and we don't want anybody interfering in our political life and foreign policy processes. Certainly, without the participation of such a party as the United States, it is also impossible to solve these problems effectively. So we are and will continue to be in contact with our American partners, and I hope that we will attain understanding there regarding joint steps in this very important and sensitive area of international relations today.feedback

Nikki Haley

Assad has no incentive to stop using chemical weapons as long as Russia continues to protect his regime from consequences. If Russia has the influence in Syria that it claims to have, we need to see them use it. We need to see them put an end to these horrific acts. How many more children have to die before Russia cares?feedback

Stephen Colbert

You're not the POTUS, you're the 'gloat-us.' You're the glutton with the button. You're a regular 'Gorge Washington.' You're the 'presi-dunce' but you're turning into a real 'prick-tator'. Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine. You have more people marching against you than cancer. You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head.feedback

John McCain

Now is not the time to send a signal to Russia that all is forgotten or forgiven. It is time for the Senate to take real action, including increased sanctions, to punish Russia's destabilizing behavior and counter its malign influence.feedback

Gary Thuerk - Digital Equipment Corporation

People either say, Wow! You sent the first spam!' . Or they act like I gave them cooties.feedback

Adrienne Watson

Trump's bromance with Putin appears to be back on track. Instead of sending Putin a tough message on backing Assad's brutal regime, Trump appears to be opting for a strategy of appeasement. Just days ago, Trump once again cast doubt on whether Russia attacked our democracy. With no apparent talk of Russia's abysmal record on human rights, no clear message on Assad's future in Syria, and no condemnation of Russia's continued aggression in Ukraine, it's clear that ultimately, Putin is getting what he wants from Trump.feedback

Viktor Baranetz

The Americans are deploying their tanks, airplanes and special forces battalions along the Russian border. Russia will not compete with the US in defence expenditure. We are in a different weight class. For us, the main question is how to ensure Russia's defence at a lower cost. I am sure that we have already found asymmetrical responses. I don't see a big problem here.feedback

Rodrigo Duterte

This is part of confidence-building and goodwill and to show we are friends and that is why I welcome them here. Yes, I said I agree. There can be joint exercises. I am tied up. I cannot make any definite promise. I am supposed to go to Russia, I am supposed to go to Israel. It was not a distancing (of relations) but it was rather a rift between me and the (US) State Department and Mr Obama, who spoke openly against me. Things have changed, there is a new leadership. He wants to make friends, he says we are friends so why should we pick a fight?feedback

Norio Maruyama

The situation concerning North Korea is very worrying. Worrying for us, worrying for Russia, for the international community. The two leaders discussed this point very frankly. And so Prime Minister Abe asked President Putin to play a constructive role to try to apply still more pressure which is necessary for North Korea.feedback

Michael McFaul

Of course, it is not coincidence that General Flynn was placed next to President Putin. Flynn was considered a close Trump advisor. … Why else would they want him there?feedback

Jason Chaffetz

I see no data to support the notion that Gen. Flynn complied with the law. It does not appear to us that [permission] was ever sought. As a former military officer you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else, and it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate and there are repercussions for the violation of law.feedback

David Golumbia

It was like the picture suddenly came into focus. There is this worldwide, rightwing, nationalistic movement that is counter to the EU, and this is present in the US and Europe and Russia, and we are just starting to understand how they do all seem to be in communication and co-ordination with each other.feedback

François Fillon

My foreign policy priority will be the destruction of ISIL because it is threatening us directly. This will only be possible the day when all big powers really act together. The more the USA, Europe, Russia, Iran, Turkey and the Golf States are divided, the longer victory against Islamic totalitarianism will be delayed.feedback

Mattia Toaldo

You are in a situation where the US backs off from the political process, the UN is extremely weak, the French and the British are having elections, and the Italians were basically pushed aside. So who is left? Egypt, Russia, and Algeria.feedback

Simon Waxman

We don’t know how effective Russian President Vladimir Putins efforts were to get President Trump elected. We dont know whether leaked documents, disinformation campaigns, or actual Russian agents joined forces with Trump to sink Hillary Clinton. But the evidence is clear, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Putin expressed a preference. Why? The easy [].feedback

Mike Pompeo

It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia. Julian Assange has no first amendment freedoms. He's sitting in an embassy in London. He's not a US citizen.feedback

Michael McFaul

It is not coincidence that Flynn was placed next to President Putin. Flynn was considered a close Trump adviser. Why else would they want him there?feedback

Sergey Lavrov

If our U.S. colleagues and some European nations believe that their version is right, they have no reason to fear the creation of such an independent group. What has changed is that Trump is now the American president. He reacted with deep emotion to the reports he was receiving of the deaths of Syrian civilians from the poison gas attacks. Voices from the U.S. Congress demanding that the administration seek congressional approval of deeper U.S. involvement in the Syrian civil war are being heard. How the president will answer those demands is as yet unclear.feedback