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Donald J. Trump
I don't know. I mean, we'll see. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie. But we have a situation that we just cannot let – we cannot let what's been going on for a long period of years continue. The concept of Russia with respect to us is total phoney story. When General Flynn came to us, as you now know, he already had the highest clearance you can have. I think the same clearance as the President of the United States would have. He had this really high clearance.feedback
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NEW Apr 30 2017
“I don't know. I mean, we'll see. And he was able to do it. So obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie. But we have a situation that we just cannot let – we cannot let what's been going on for a long period of years continue. The concept of Russia with respect to us is total phoney story. When General Flynn came to us, as you now know, he already had the highest clearance you can have. I think the same clearance as the President of the United States would have. He had this really high clearance.” said Donald J. Trump speaking about US, Russia relations. It’s one of the 803 quotes about US, Russia relations you can find on this page. 328 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Vladimir Putin, Sergey Lavrov and Barack Obama. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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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

Mike Pompeo

WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. In Kansas, we know something about false wizards. They cling to this fiction, even though their disclosures often inflict irreparable harm. It's time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: a nonstate hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia. Russian military intelligence, the GRU, had used WikiLeaks to release data of US victims that the GRU had obtained through cyberoperations against the Democratic National Committee.feedback

Prince Albert

Vladimir Putin. You ask them, Who is the head of Russia?' And yes, they actually reply, Putin'. [Gabriella] was the first with letters and numbers, but Jacques has caught up with her now. I think that's entirely Charlene's influence, and they are both pretty even.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We have not seen a single fact, or even a hint of facts. I do not know who saw them. No one showed us anything, no one said anything, although we repeatedly asked to produce the details on which these unfounded accusations lie.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We discussed our view that Russia, as their closest ally in the conflict, perhaps has the best means of helping Assad recognise this reality.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated.feedback

Donald J. Trump

North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn't know Steve. I'm my own strategist and it wasn't like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary. Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We may be at an all-time low in terms of relationship with Russia. Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will. We had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you've ever seen, and President Xi was enjoying it. So what happens is I said, We've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq,' . One by one, we are keeping our promises – on the border, on energy, on jobs, on regulations. Big changes are happening!feedback

Theresa May

Boris Johnson did an excellent job in bringing together the G7, bringing together international opinion and enabling [US secretary of state] Rex Tillerson from the United States to go to Moscow with a very clear message – a consensus from the international community. Russia is on the wrong side of this argument but we are willing to work with Russia to bring an end to the conflict in Syria, to bring about a political solution in Syria, but that political solution has to be without Assad.feedback

Emily Thornberry

UK foreign policy should be based on human rights and international law. That means putting some distance between us and an unpredictable White House. The world is a more uncertain place today than it has been for decades. We now face a period of renewed – and unexpected – confrontation between the United States and Russia, a civil war in Syria that seems only to be getting worse, and a renewed threat of nuclear sabre-rattling in North Korea.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Right now we are not getting along with Russia at all. We may be at an all-time low in terms of relationship with Russia. President Xi wants to do the right thing. We had a very good bonding. I think we had a very good chemistry together. I think he wants to help us with North Korea. We talked trade. We talked a lot of things. And I said, the way you're going to make a good trade deal is to help us with North Korea; otherwise we're just going to go it alone. I like her, I respect her. It's very early. Actually, it's a very good thing. And it actually makes money, it could make a lot of money.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Are we going to get involved with Syria? No. I think it's very bad for Russia. I think it's very bad for mankind. It's very bad for this world.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Right now we're not getting along with Russia at all. That could happen, and it may not happen. It may be just the opposite. I would like to think that they didn't know, but certainly they could have. They were there. Are we going to get involved with Syria? No. I see them using gas ... we have to do something.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete. I've spent a lot of time with him over the last two days. President Xi wants to do the right thing. We had a very good bonding, I think we had a very good chemistry together. I think he wants to help us with North Korea. We talked trade, we talked a lot of things. It would be a fantastic thing if we got along with Putin and if we got along with Russia. And that could happen, and it may not happen, and it may be just the opposite. I can only tell you what I would like to do. I would love to be able to get along with everybody.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

This is just the latest in a series of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. (…) Clearly, our view is that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end, and they have again brought this on themselves with their conduct of the war of these past few years.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We saw that our American colleagues are ready to support such an investigation and we expect that the powers that the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have will be used immediately.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Are we going to get involved with Syria? No. But if I see them using gas ... we have to do something. This is an animal.feedback

Boris Johnson

This puts Russia on the wrong side of the argument. Last week in Syria, a barbaric attack was committed. Today, British scientists have completed an analysis of samples obtained from the site of the attack and concluded that sarin, or a sarin-like substance, was used. Our assessment, like that of the US, is that it is highly likely the Assad regime was responsible. This afternoon in New York, the international community sought to make clear that any use of chemical weapons by anyone anywhere is unacceptable and that those responsible will face consequences.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're not going into Syria. But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons ... and see these beautiful kids that are dead in their father's arms, or you see kids gasping for life ... when you see that, I immediately called (Defense Secretary) General Mattis.feedback

Vladimir Putin

One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved but has rather deteriorated. Right now we're not getting along with Russia at all. We may be at an all-time low in terms of relationship with Russia.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I expressed the view that the current state of U.S.-Russia relations is at a low point and there is a low level of trust between our countries. The world's two foremost nuclear powers cannot have this kind of relationship. Until full progress is made under the Minsk accords, the situation in Ukraine will remain an obstacle to improvement in relations between the U.S. and Russia.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

It's quite evident that this is a topic with regard to which we have differences of opinion.feedback

Mohammad Nateqi

First, people are concerned now about how Americans view Afghanistan, and whether or not they will change their minds about supporting us. The relationship between Afghanistan, the United States, and NATO has been very strong. But if there are bad relations between Iran, the United States, and Russia, it will be very dangerous for us.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I look forward to a very open, candid, frank exchange so that we can better define the U.S.-Russian relationship from this point forward.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We have seen just recent highly alarming actions, when there was the unlawful attack against Syria. We believe it fundamentally important not to let these actions happen again in the future. I believe that your visit is quite timely. I believe that it gives us necessary opportunity, as it was discussed by President Trump and President Putin, to have an honest and frank discussion to clear the outlook for the future of our cooperation, first and foremost on the wide anti-terrorist front.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We have information from a variety of sources that such provocations ... are being prepared in other parts of Syria, including in southern suburbs of Damascus. They plan to use some substances and accuse the Syrian government of using those chemicals. We believe every incident should be properly investigated. Everyone [NATO members] agrees to it, accepts it and start nodding and expressing their support. The working level of confidence in Russian-American relations, especially at the military level, under the administration of Donald Trump has not improved, but rather worsened.feedback

Sergei Ryabkov

Overall, the U.S. administration's stance on Syria is still a mystery to us.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

We have seen very alarming actions recently with an unlawful attack against Syria. We consider it of utmost importance to prevent the risks of replay of similar action in the future. It's not easy to get clarifications on the current as well as prospective issues because of that.feedback

Sergey Lavrov

Our policy is consistent and it's formulated exclusively on the basis of international law and not under the impact of current opportunistic motives or false choice: 'You are with us or against us,'.feedback

Philip Hammond

The British Government position has been and will remain to lead the way on arguing for a robust approach towards Russian aggression in Syria. We have been doing it for years and we will go on doing it and we have to make that case and we will continue making that case. Sometimes some of our partners are less forward-leaning than we are but that won't stop us making the case for what we believe is the right approach for dealing with Russia.feedback

Boris Johnson

This was something that was sprung on a whim with no preparatory work. It was not particularly surprising that Germany voted it down because of the sensitivities over their energy supply from Russia. They would have cut off their own power. The lack of preparation has come back and bitten us.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think it is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end, but the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important, in our view, to the durability ... of a unified Syria. I hope that ... the Russian government concludes they have aligned themselves with an unreliable partner in Bashar al-Assad.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Russia has aligned with the Assad regime, the Iranians and Hezbollah. Is that a long-term alliance that serves Russia's interest? We hope that the Russian government concludes that they have aligned themselves with an unreliable partner in Bashar Al-Assad.... It is clear to us the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end. We do not want the regime's uncontrolled stockpile of chemical weapons to fall into the hands of ISIS (Islamic State) or other terrorist groups who could and want to attack the United States or our allies.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We cannot let this happen again. We want to relieve the suffering of the Syrian people. Russia can be a part of that future and play an important role. Or Russia can maintain its alliance with this group, which we believe is not going to serve Russia's interests longer term. It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end. But the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to the durability, the stability inside of a unified Syria. That's why we are not presupposing how that occurs.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I hope that whatever comes out of the G7 today is an agreement they will engage rapidly with Russia, rapidly with all the neighbouring countries who clearly are not in the G7, and reconvene, as a matter of urgency, the Geneva process and have a meaningful ceasefire. Putin and Trump have got to get together. They are the superpowers of the world. Vladimir Putin can be forced into all sorts of directions if sufficient political and other pressure is put on him.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Look, I'm sorry, this is the Federation of Small Business conference. I'm very happy to do an interview with you afterwards once this is finished about Syria. My media team have made that very clear to you. Is that ok?feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Several theories have been floating around to explain President Trump’s reverence for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Perhaps Putin has incriminating information on Trump, or maybe Trump owes millions to Russian oligarchs. Then again, Trump might have been trying to butter up Putin during the campaign, thinking that he could finally make some of the big deals he had been pining for - once he lost the election, as he expected. Well, as a world-class narcissist, Trump may have simply been smitten with a dictator who knew how to publicly stroke Trump’s ego. Alternatively, Trump may simply be enamored of a brutal anti-democratic kleptocrat who figured out how to make money off the state. Now, of course, he might fear revelations about the extent of Russian assistance in the election - which he might reasonably expect would delegitimize his victory.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I hope Russia is thinking carefully about its continued alliance with Bashar al-Assad, because every time one of these horrific attacks occurs, it draws Russia closer into some level of responsibility. I think the issue of how Bashar al-Assad's leadership is sustained, or how he departs, is something that we'll be working [on] with allies and other in the coalition. But I think, with each of those actions, he really undermines his own legitimacy. Once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated, I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilising the situation in Syria.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I don't draw conclusions of complicity at all, but clearly they've been incompetent and perhaps they've just simply been out-maneuvered by the Syrians. I do not believe that the Russians want to have worsening relationships with the US, but it's going to take a lot of discussion and a lot of dialogue to better understand what is the relationship that Russia wishes to have with the US. We're asking and calling on Bashar al-Assad to cease the use of these weapons. Other than that, there is no change to our military posture.feedback

Dmitry Medvedev

That's it. The last remaining election fog has lifted. Instead of an overworked statement about a joint fight against the biggest enemy, Isis (the Islamic State), the Trump administration proved that it will fiercely fight the legitimate Syrian government.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

The visit is on the agenda. Let him come and explain to us what they did today. We will tell him what we think about it.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

President Putin considers the American strikes against Syria and aggression against a sovereign government in violation of the norms of international law and under a far-fetched pretext. This step by Washington is causing significant damage to Russian-American relations, which are already in a deplorable state.feedback

Dmitry Medvedev

That's it. The leftovers of the pre-election haze are blown away. Instead of the much-publicized idea about joint fight against the arch-enemy, [Islamic State], the Trump administration proved that it would fiercely fight against the legal government of Syria.feedback

William Cohen - Cohen Group

We need to get the State Department really beefed up so that Secretary Tillerson can have his full team to give all the options to the president as he moves forward. It won't be just military, it has to be economic.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

President Putin considers American strikes on Syria aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international norms, and under an invented pretext. The Syrian army does not have any chemical weapon stockpiles. The fact of destruction of all chemical weapon stockpiles of the Syrian armed forces was recorded and confirmed by the (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons). This step by Washington inflicts considerable damage to US-Russia relations, which are already in a lamentable state.feedback

David Dollar

Just a couple of weeks ago we were thinking that Trump might be building a better relationship with Russia and he was saying all kinds of very hostile things to China. And now, in the initial press reports out of Florida, he's talking about his friendship with Xi Jinping and clearly this action in Syria is making Putin and Russia unhappy. The U.S. did warn the Russians about this. I think U.S. went out of its way not to hit any Russian forces but still, this is the kind of intervention that the Russians will be unhappy about.feedback

Yelena Suponina

Some people here thought that it would be easy to deal with Trump. No, it will be very difficult. He's not only ready to make tough decisions, he is unpredictable.feedback

Mikhail Yemelyanov

This step will have far-reaching consequences. There's a risk of a direct confrontation between Russia and the US and the consequences could be very difficult, right up to an armed clash and exchanging strikes – nothing can be excluded here.feedback

Victor Cha

Kim Jong-un has shown no interest in dialogue with any partners, including China, South Korea, Japan, Russia and the United States – in the US case, despite numerous attempts by the previous administration to establish contact.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Bashar al-Assad and Vladimir Putin are responsible for the Syrian genocidal war, including a series of apparent chemical attacks on innocents. Indeed, they are war criminals by any definition, having, among other things, deliberately targeted civilians and aid workers. President Barack Obama and his advisers who indulged in excuse after excuse to avoid action will have a blot on their record that is permanent and damning. Responsibility goes to Republicans and Democrats alike who opposed the use of force in defense of the “red line, ” thereby facilitating Obama’s flip-flop. These include everyone from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to liberal Democrats. And, finally, presidential candidates (e.g., President Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.)) who egged on isolationists and urged we not oppose Assad and are not exempt from blame.feedback

Bob Casey

This was a moment the president could have spoken with moral authority and with the beginning of an outline of a strategy. And we don't see it.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

It's necessary to demand that the rebels offer full access to study the area and collect necessary information. When the United Nations consistently fails in its duty to act collectively, there are times in the life of states that we are compelled to take our own action.feedback

Evgeny Kuznetsov

I didn't really pay attention yesterday about that (Olympic announcement) because there were some tough things in St. Petersburg. ... But it is what it is, I still hope they (the NHL) will let us play. But nothing is going to change from my point of view. Of course, if Russia needs us, of course. It's from the heart for Russian people. We'll see though. Maybe they'll let us go.feedback

Evgeny Kuznetsov

If Russia needs us, of course. It's in the heart always for Russian people. … I'm pretty sure for Ovi, [Dmitry Orlov] and me, we kind of always talk about that and we always, like, if you don't make the playoffs or whatever, you have to go to play World Championships or always go even if you're hurt. It's in the heart. That's why we play hockey, to play for national team.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.feedback

Petr Iliichev

Why are we taking everything to the Security Council? Then those bodies should be dismantled.feedback

Michael McFaul

Trump most certainly has fueled deep divisions among American elites and society, pushing all of us to focus inward – on our internal polarizing differences – and giving less attention to Putin's domestic or foreign policy behavior. Stories and discussion about Russian interventions in Ukraine and Syria, just months ago the center of attention in U.S. foreign policy debates, have faded from the public eye. Likewise, top leaders in the new administration seem indifferent to the continuing autocratic trends inside Russia.feedback

Aleksandar Vucic

My victory is crystal clear. This is a very important day for us, showing which way Serbia should be heading. A huge majority of people in Serbia support continuation of the European path for Serbia, along with preserving our traditionally good ties with Russia and China. This is a political process that has just begun. We are cooperating with the EU, with Russia, with China, with everyone where we have our own interests and everyone knows that we are a reliable partner.feedback

Alexander Lukashenko - European Union

We see what's happening around us, and we just want to preserve the stability of Russia and Belarus. There are too few quiet, calm spots on the planet still left. So we agreed on joint measures to preserve the security of our states.feedback

John Cornyn

Sometimes I think this is a distraction from what we should be doing.feedback

Aleksander Vucic

My victory is crystal clear. This is a very important day for us, showing which way Serbia should be heading. A huge majority of people in Serbia support continuation of the European path for Serbia, along with preserving our traditionally good ties with Russia and China.feedback

Aleksandar Vucic

My victory is crystal clear. This is a very important day for us, showing which way Serbia should be heading. A huge majority of people in Serbia support continuation of the reform process, continuation of the European path for Serbia along with preserving our traditionally good ties with Russia and China.feedback

Mark Cuban

No chance this is a DJT led conspiracy. He isn't detail oriented, organized or big picture enough to pull off any [type] of conspiracy. I think Putin recognized trumps greed and took advantage by back channeling coordinated misinformation in an attempt to influence voters. Trump had no idea this was happening. He was doing what he was told to do. Stick to the script and read what was written for him.feedback

Stephen Colbert

There is sort of a debate on the internet about this thing. Some people find it kind of comforting, others want to know if you can take out a restraining order against a cartoon. Some people have said its the most disturbing cartoon they've ever seen. Well, we here at The Late Show took that as a challenge.feedback

Tsvetan Atanasov

After making the life-size figure of Putin eight months ago, it was only logical to invite Trump to our museum. I hope they will meet soon for real, because they are leaders of two military superpowers and our peace depends a lot on them.feedback

Fiona Hill - The Brookings Institution
Clifford G. Gaddy - The Brookings Institution

Money is ever-present in the system, but it is not money that guarantees loyalty or holds the top level together. Instead, it is the fact that the money derives from activity that is or could be found to be illegal. Participants in the system are not bought off in the classic sense of that term. They are compromised; they are made vulnerable to threats. . . . Corrupt, even illegal, activity will be kept secret as long as the individual continues to play the game.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We feel that our US partners are interested in developing this cooperation and this is a very good signal. We hope that this (cooperation) will spread to other world regions, including the Arctic,'' the president said.feedback

Vladimir Putin

You see what's been happening? The newly-elected president is barred from implementing his agenda – delivering on his pledges on health care, and international affairs, and relations with the Russian Federation. We [will] just wait until things rectify and stabilize.feedback

Andrei Znamenski

It's a very convenient episode for nationalists, who want Russia to expand, to exploit. It fits into national rhetoric: 'Look how the Americans have treated us.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Read my lips, no. We said on numerous occasions and I reiterate that we are confident ... and know for sure that opinion polls in the United States show that very many people are ... friendly towards the Russian Federation, and I'd like to tell these people that we perceive and regard the United States as a great power with which we want to establish good partnership relations.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Only by pooling efforts can we efficiently combat terrorism. I hope that we will eventually come to constructive cooperation. There are many issues which long have come to a head in the economic and security fields and regarding regional conflicts. We are ready for that discussion. It's necessary for the other side to also show goodwill and readiness for constructive work.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I don't think it's in the interests of the majority of the American people to bring the U.S.-Russian relations to absurdity for the sake of domestic politics. Do we want to completely cut diplomatic relations? Do we want to bring the situation to what it was in the 1960s during the Cuban (missile) crisis? Where do people behaving in such an irresponsible way want to take us all, including the American people. We aren't obstructing it, just opposite, we are helping it. Only by pooling efforts can we efficiently combat terrorism. I hope that we will eventually come to constructive cooperation.feedback

Vladimir Putin

We have a lot of things to discuss in economy, security and regional conflicts. We're ready for discussions and talks but the other side should demonstrate and manifest their goodwill and readiness for constructive cooperation and work. Helsinki would be an appropriate venue for organizing such events. If it happens we would be glad to participate and I would be glad to attend. If not, probably in the format of regular meetings in G20 we'll have that event, that meeting.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Opinion polls in the United States show that very many people are ... friendly towards the Russian Federation, and I'd like to tell these people that we perceive and regard the United States as a great power with which we want to establish good partnership relations. Do we want to completely cut relations? Do we want to bring the situation to what it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s?feedback

Vladimir Putin

Isn't it nonsense? What is the ambassador there for? He's there to speak to people, to maintain contacts with the political elite, with businessmen, with members of the House and the Senate, with administration officials. They are now also taking up the issue of the meetings our businessmen and bankers had there. Don't American businessmen come here and speak to our representatives, including Russian government officials? Otherwise how can they work? Of course they do. We aren't obstructing it, just the opposite, we are helping it.feedback

Vladimir Putin

As Ronald Reagan once said. All those things are fictional, illusory and provocations, lies. All these are used for domestic American political agendas. The anti-Russian card is played by different political forces inside the United States to trade on that and consolidate their positions inside. Without constructive work with our colleagues in Pentagon & CIA we cannot obtain what we aim to. I'd like to tell these people that we perceive and regard the United States as a great power with which we want to establish good partnership relations.feedback

Alexander Novak

Russia is reducing its oil production in stages, in accordance with the plans that we worked out voluntarily with our production companies. The decrease in production in January and February were ahead of tempo with regards our initial plans. Currently, in March we have already reached a reduction level of 200,000 barrels a day. We anticipate complying with the figure set forth in the agreement by the end of April. But the figures for gas will be even more interesting to you. We currently produce 80 percent of our gas in the arctic.feedback

Alexander Novak

It's clear that we are all assessing the situation in a sober fashion, we understand that there will be a rise in the production of shale oil … Again I want to say that we need to look at the situation as a whole throughout the world.feedback

Clint Watts

Part of the reason active measures have worked in this US election is because the commander-in-chief has used Russian active measures at time [sic] against his opponents. I'm not sure what our policy or stance is with regards to Russia at this point in the United States. I think that's the number one thing we've got to figure out, because that will shape how they interface with us.feedback

Michael Krepon

Every major space-faring nation that can track a satellite and launch into outer space has the means to mess up a satellite. My guess is that our capabilities to carry out a war in space are a lot better than the Chinese and Russians.feedback

James Clapper

Russian defense officials acknowledge they have deployed radar-imagery jammers and are developing laser weapons designed to blind U.S. intelligence and ballistic missile defense satellites. Russia and China continue to pursue weapons systems capable of destroying satellites on orbit, placing U.S. satellites at greater risk in the next few years.feedback

Charles Richard - Navy

We Actshare a number of common interests with out partners and allies. We are not the only people who have assets. And I think there is great opportunity for us to collaborate for mutual benefit in this area.feedback

Todd Harrison

Our military space systems are critical to the way we fight war today. We took it for granted and kind of ignored the vulnerabilities.feedback

Charles Richard - Navy

While we're not at war in space, I don't think we can say we are exactly at peace either. With rapidly growing threats to our space systems, as well as the threat of a degraded space environment, we must prepare for a conflict that extends into space.feedback

Todd Harrison

China has shown the whole world that they can do something about our space capabilities. The Russians have pretty advanced space capabilities as well.feedback

Andrew Hunter

It's going to vary a lot from country to country–he Europeans, the US, I would expect, are going to call for controls or not doing this kind of thing, not breaking the norms [against militarizing space]. If it's Russia or China, if it's to their strategic advantage to do something like this, I don't know why they wouldn't do this.feedback

Claudio Tapia

(We) will make the necessary efforts before FIFA for the sanction to be ... reduced because it is unjust. We must back him ... as well as all the players. We must meet with him to sit down and see what's best (for the team). We must find the way to recover our confidence so our beloved Argentine national team represents us in Russia and does its best possible.feedback

Giampiero Ventura

Winning tonight was important for the image that we're trying to build and the mentality that we're developing. We showed the team spirit, the ability to fight and to suffer, and we got the result. This victory helps us to rise in the rankings as well. I am sure that this is a group that is growing. This is a team that will be the revelation of the World Cup in Russia if we get there. Verratti's performance is what happens when we can express ourselves. I'm satisfied with his efforts. He had a big game against Albania and when we play well he is able to make the difference.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

You know things are looking grim for President Trump when he starts tweeting about Hillary Clinton again. Monday evening he sounded trapped and wounded: “Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech.” Well, perhaps it is because she is not president, did not hold back her tax returns, did not constantly cheer for Vladimir Putin, did not hire a host of pro-Putin flunkies and did not have aides who lied about contact with Russian officials.feedback

Andrey Guryev

We know how to live with (such tax duties)… we know how to appraise the markets and so I don't really think that it will damage our supply. For us, the U.S. market is not the major market, we like Europe, we like Russia, we like Latin America, that's where PhosAgro is concentrated and this is a premium market for us.feedback

Ilya Amutov

Russia is divided into two totally different worlds. There are those who believe in fairy tales about how great Russia is doing – 86 percent of the people believe this – and the rest of us who live in cities or have more education. There is a Russia that believes in myths and a Russia that believes in reality.feedback

Dawood Moradian

There is an emerging Taliban Axis comprising of Pakistan, China, Russia, and Iran. They are united in two things: evicting US from Afghanistan and combating Daesh.feedback

Nigel Farage

Because we already know the European Union wishes to expand. And eastwards expansion by nations, history tells us leads to conflict. We are on a collision course with Putin's Russia and I think if these people in these institutions have more power, they are likely to use it.feedback

Maria Katasonova

Putin, Trump and Le Pen all stand up for their countries' interests but they understand very well that cooperation and dialogue with each other's countries can correct the mistakes that the Obama-Merkel-Hollande axis made–really serious mistakes like allowing for terrorism, an economic crisis, and a refugee crisis. They can fix all that.feedback

Marine Le Pen

For a long time I've called for France and Russia to resume cultural, economic, and strategic relations, especially now when we are facing a major terrorist threat. It's now the world of Putin, the world of Donald Trump.feedback

Nicolas Bay

With Donald Trump to the West, and Vladimir Putin to the East, Marine Le Pen clearly appears to be the least isolated of the presidential candidates.feedback

Jennifer Palmieri - Clintons

At the Democratic convention in Philadelphia last summer, Jake Sullivan and I took to our golf carts one afternoon to make the rounds of the television networks’ tents in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center. It is standard for presidential campaign staffers to brief networks on what to expect during that night’s session. [].feedback

Peter Augustine Lawler

But, when the guys at Panera talk him up, they admire his toughness, his capacity to stand up to Putin, ISIS, and the Chinese, his willingness to speak his mind, his can-do record of success as a business leader (displayed by his wealth and his reality show). It's (well, misguided) praise of his character and competence, and it is pretty content-free, although they do believe the president gave the Iranians way too much just to get a deal. A tough negotiator like Trump wouldn't have done that!feedback

Michael McFaul

After the vote results came in last November, many Russians close to the Kremlin celebrated. “Our Trump” - or #TrumpNash, as they tweeted - had been elected president of the United States. Few in Moscow expected Donald Trump to win, but many Russians wanted him to win, including Vladimir Putin. The Russian president so passionately supported the Republican candidate and despised Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton that he brazenly tried to influence our presidential election. As FBI Director James B. Comey described on Monday, the Russians “were unusually loud in their intervention, ” violating our sovereignty by meddling in one of our most sacred acts as a democracy and not seeming to care if they were exposed. The Russian theft and then publication of private data from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta produced a significant impact on our electoral process. The DNC chair was forced to resign and Democratic supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became more enraged at Clinton, causing many of them to stay home on Election Day. Clinton’s image was damaged continuously by daily media coverage of these stolen emails. Of course, many factors combined to produce Trump’s victory, but Putin’s intervention most certainly played a contributing role.feedback

Heather Conley

Tillerson will need to publicly outline what he hopes to accomplish when he visits Moscow and what is the basis for U.S. policy toward Russia.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We'll take care of the representation. This is something to be worked out, no problem.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I don't know if he violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act, but it's something I think we all need to know more about.feedback

Jackie Speier

This is now dam-breaking with water flushing out with all kinds of entanglements.feedback

Lindsey Graham

Clearly, if he's getting millions of dollars from a billionaire close to Putin, to basically undermine democratic movements, that's something I'd want to know about. I doubt if Trump knew about it.feedback

Chagai Tzuriel

We don't view Russia as the enemy and I don't think they view us as the enemy either. We have to assume that the Russians want stability, they want a Pax Russiana in the region. If they want a stabilization, they can't do it alone. They need the United States, they need regional powers, they need opposition parties and militias, even those that are not exactly Russia's cup of tea.feedback

Anne Garrels

He may be reviled in the west but the president was a godsend in the desperate, dying old rustbelt towns. Any number of journalists are now scouring the American heartland to find out what they missed in the run-up to the US presidential election. For more than 20 years I’ve done the same in Russia to try to understand the political aftershocks of the Soviet Union’s collapse. I was convinced, as a reporter there on and off from the 1970s, that Moscow was not Russia.feedback

James Stavridis

Mr. Putin is going right down the game plan that started with the interference in the elections and undermining the U.S. globally because at the end of the day, deterrence – which equals peace – is composed of two things: capability, we've got a great military; the other is credibility. Our credibility is shredding in front of us. Russia is not going to attack the United States. They're not going to blow a U.S. aircraft out of the air. But I think over time what they're going to try to do is crack the NATO alliance.feedback

James Comey - FBI

I'm not going to confirm there was a conversation. How do you know that? I can't comment. I can't answer that.feedback

Trey Gowdy

Did you brief President Obama on any calls involving Michael Flynn?feedback

James Comey - FBI

Putin hated Secretary Clinton so much that he had a clear preference for the person running against Secretary Clinton. That includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian Government and whether there was any coordination.feedback

William Cohen - Cohen Group

Namely that you could embrace Putin given what he's done in Crimea, given the fact he's tried to destabilize Ukraine, given the fact he's tried to cause some anxiety in the Baltic etc., and it's inexplicable at this point, so I think he's [Trump] going to have to be more forthcoming. I think he's also learning you can't be a CEO of the US and conduct it as if it were the Trump business empire.feedback

William Cohen - Cohen Group

President Trump will find it hard to move ahead with Republicans in the Senate saying 'Wait a minute, we want to investigate, we want to follow the money, and we want to look at Mr. Manafort and others. I don't think President Trump will be able to have a reset with President Putin until the issue of money, and the trail of money is resolved.feedback

William Cohen - Cohen Group

There is a cloud hanging over the Trump administration saying what is the nature and the basis of this bromance (with President Putin)? The president should be asked three questions, number one, what do you own? Number two, what do you owe? And three, to whom you owe it? And if you resolve those issues then you remove the cloud (as) we all want a better relationship with Russia.feedback

Tatiana Makarova

I like Trump and I hope he will be peaceful with Russia. I don't think Putin is interested in the Baltics. He doesn't need it. We are just neighbors.feedback

Devin Nunes

For the first time the American people, and all the political parties now, are paying attention to the threat that Russia poses. We know that the Russians were trying to get involved in our campaign, like they have for many decades. They're also trying to get involved in campaigns around the globe and over in Europe. We need to get to the bottom of that. Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No there never was. The information we received Friday continues to lead us in that direction.feedback

Michael Fallon

In the face of an increasingly assertive Russia, NATO is stepping up its commitment to collective defence. British troops will play a leading role in Estonia and support our US allies in Poland, as part of wider efforts to defend NATO. Our rising defence budget means we can support those deployments in the long-term and strengthen our commitment to European security.feedback

Shaun Chilton

If I had a shopping list, it would be Latin America, the Middle East and Russia. We see some big opportunities here. A drug company might, for instance, want to work with us to manage the real world data because they don't want to do it internally. It really spans all divisions in Clinigen. Of the five we already have most focus on oncology support, so the likelihood is it will be related to oncology. I'm not given to hyperbole but I'm actually really pleased.feedback

Mevlut Cavusoglu

The Netherlands should stop this faulty understanding and approach...If they think Turkey will take whatever they do, that Turkey is gone. I told them this, stop this boss-like attitude. If Europe keeps this up, they will lose many places, including Russia and us.feedback

Stephen Colbert

[President Trump] is drowning in P, which again, stands for Putin. Just drink it in.feedback

Stephen Colbert

A lot of people say [the accusation] was to distract from recent bad press: [President Trump]'s like a magician, misdirecting your attention with sleight of hand.feedback

James Lewis

This might be one explanation for the leaks – it's data to build a case that the Russian interference and connections are a secret 'deep state' plot, as the false flag bits in WikiLeaks 'shows'. Mr Trump, who last year angrily dismissed the conclusion of intelligence officials that the Russians interfered in the presidential election to boost his candidacy, has now asked both his staff and a congressional committee investigating Moscow's influence on the election to turn up evidence that Mr Obama led an effort to spy on him.feedback

Francois Hollande

If Europe is strong and united, Russia will want to keep a lasting and balanced relationship [with us].feedback

Masha Gessen

I knew this was how he understood the word patriotism – just the way he had been taught in all those KGB schools: the country is as great as the fear it inspires, and the media should be loyal.feedback

Bill O'Reilly

He's a killer. There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers. Well, you think our country is so innocent?feedback

Donald J. Trump

I hear by demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it.feedback

Oliver Bullough

Russia’s president never wanted to dethrone America, but use it to further his kleptocracy. He’ll have to think again. Anyone who tells you that they know what’s going on behind the Kremlin’s red battlements is lying. Those who speak don’t know, while those who know don’t speak. Moscow insiders with actual insight into what the Russian president thinks about the mess in America are keeping their counsel, thus leaving the uninformed and the hysterical to fill in the (very large) gaps. This is unfortunate, because it would be really useful to know what Putin thinks right now.feedback

Chuck Schumer

When I showed the president of Russia a Krispy Kreme doughnut and he ate it and said it was good, that was one of the more surreal moments I've had in politics.feedback

Sergei Ryabkov

We will work on it on such a pace, with such intensity and succession of steps that would be comfortable for the American side. We aren't going to artificially rush any processes. We realize that it will take certain time for the current U.S. administration to make all key appointments and determine its policy priorities, including on the Russian track.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

It would hardly concern us until a rise in spending upsets the existing balance of strategic deterrence.feedback

Sergei Ryabkov

Regrettably, influential forces in the U.S. are using relations with Russia as an instrument for achieving certain goals or treating our relations as a collateral damage in their internal fighting. It causes a strong regret, but we aren't making a tragedy out of it.feedback

Tom Toles

If the Trump administration hopes to get ahead of the Russiagate story, it better hurry.feedback

Matthew Rojansky

There is so much panic in the U.S. political establishment over Russia right now that Trump will be boxed in on what he can do.feedback

Marco Rubio

We have had two presidents - a Republican and a Democrat - previous to the current president who thought they could do such a deal with Vladimir Putin. Both of them fell on their face because they did not understand what they were dealing with. It is my sincerest hope that our current President doesn't make the same mistakes.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

The US president’s links to Russia reflect the depth of the political crisis. This is a scandal of the entire American right. Who’s the villain here? Naturally our rage focuses on Donald Trump, a pantomime baddie drawn, as he would put it, from central casting. But behind him stand many others, and it’s about time they shared in the opprobrium.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Please explain to me how volunteers meeting at a conference where nearly 80 ambassadors attended is a story. I guess it's kind of lost on me where that would be newsworthy in any capacity. I mean, Chuck Schumer sitting and having drinks with Putin and that's not a news story, but apparently a volunteer for a campaign bumping into one at a conference where there's again dozens of other ambassadors is newsworthy.feedback

Alexey Poushkov

Almost the entire US elite is, it turns out, linked to Russia. Including the attorney general. Paranoia knows no bounds.feedback

James Woolsey

The Russians have been doing this for decades in one way or another. What's new is to use cyber in … trying to influence their neighbors' elections, including us. And that's something we shouldn't put up with. Things deteriorated. We need to get back into the business of having the world's best military that not only is good but functions smoothly and is innovative and all of that means some added resources. You can see it in the people he selected for senior jobs, you can see from the commitment to the defense budget, the attention he pays to the military.feedback

James Woolsey

That would make the Russians very unhappy and I think probably a lot more willing to be decent.feedback

Dmitry Medvedev

Reports received from government, from regions and organizations, don't always look substantive. They're often just runarounds trying to push back this or that deadline. Our respected colleagues report that they've done this and that, but in reality … basically nothing has happened.feedback

Lindsey Graham

I have full confidence in Jeff Sessions serving as Attorney General.feedback

Boris Schlossberg

Ironically enough, I actually think that all of this focus on the Trump-Putin ties makes it far less likely simply to have a thaw in ties, and therefore the sanctions and all the other political ramifications that surround Russia really put a huge question mark as to whether the rally can continue.feedback

Nikki Haley

Russia just doesn't want to criticise the Assad regime for using chemical weapons. That's the truth. So what message are we sending to the world? If you are alie with China and Russia they will cover the backs of their friends who use chemical weapons to kill their own people. Some say we should focus more on ISIS.. The US condemns any use of chemical weapons by ISIS or any other non-state actor.feedback

Ali Akbar Salehi

About 650 tonnes is to be delivered in two shipments over two years and 300 tonnes during the third year and this shipment is to be returned to Kazakhstan (after enrichment). Five of the members of the committee overseeing the (nuclear deal) have given their written approval, but Britain changed its mind at the last moment, considering the U.S. elections and Middle East problems. In nuclear talks ... we reached a final agreement on jointly producing nuclear fuel with Russia. We asked for their help in this regard... and it was agreed for the Russians to give us advisory help.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I do respect him. Well, I respect a lot of people, but that doesn't mean I'm going to get along with them. He's a leader of his country. I say it's better to get along with Russia than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS - which is a major fight - and Islamic terrorism all over the world, major fight,- that's a good thing. Will I get along with him? I have no idea. It's very possible that I won't. There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country's so innocent?feedback

Yuri Ushakov

Specific dates of such a meeting... are not being considered at all.feedback

Mikhail Kasyanov

Absolutely not – not laughing. The situation is very serious and the whole of [Putin's] team, they are nervous.feedback

Andrei Fedorov

Very serious preparatory work is going on in the Kremlin, including a paper – seven pages – describing a psychological portrait of Trump, especially based on this last two to three months, and the last weeks. Trump is not living in a box – he is living in a crowd. He should listen to the people around him especially in the areas where he is weak. Trump cannot come to a meeting with Putin as a loser – he must sort out his domestic problems first. It's a risky game.feedback

Sergei Markov

Donald Trump has done nothing good for Russia, nothing. But they already attack him.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

Looks like we have 2 governments. (at)VP just gave speech about shared values btwn US and Europe as (at)POTUS openly wages war on those values.feedback

Michael Chertoff

They've all been consistent about the fact that there is a strong, deep and enduring commitment to Europe and to NATO, and I think that message has been received.feedback

Mike Pence

Know this: The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable, even as we search for new common ground which as you know President Trump believes can be found. Let me be clear on this point: The president of the United States expects our allies to keep their word, to fulfill this commitment and, for most, that means the time has come to do more.feedback

Andrzej Duda

We only know what the media has reported and the statements that we've got. Now we are waiting for actions of the new government of Donald Trump.feedback

Natalia Narochnitskaya

The golden age of the liberal international order is over. Putin, for them, is the only leader who dares raise the banner and openly, without excuses, declare that he will defend traditional values. Only together can Russia and Europe become one side of the global power triangle – Eurasia, the US and China.feedback

Alexei Chesnakov

In that sense, it becomes part of the agenda for jointly countering international terrorism for the US and Russia.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

There has not yet been substantive contact between the two heads of state, . We haven't been wearing rose-tinted glasses, we never harboured illusions, so there is nothing to be disappointed in. There has not yet been substantive contact between the two heads of state. It's not known when this will happen. And probably only after they talk will it be clear where significant differences remain and where it is possible to discover areas for cooperation.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We had Hillary Clinton give Russia 20 percent of the uranium in our country. You know what uranium is, right? It's a thing called nuclear weapons and other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium, including some bad things.feedback

Konstantin von Eggert

The fate of Russia-American relations is much less predictable than it was just a few weeks ago.feedback

Alastair Newton

Despite Trump's seeming single-mindedness over Putin any hope of significant rapprochement with Russia is well and truly dead – as the Kremlin at least appears to be recognising even if Trump himself does not.feedback

Stephen Vladeck

It's not, at the end of the day, the job of the intelligence community to regulate the White House - and it shouldn't be.feedback

Jens Stoltenberg - NATO

Compliance with arms control agreements is of great importance and especially when it comes to treaties covering nuclear weapons. Any non-compliance of Russia with the INF Treaty would be a serious concern for the alliance.feedback

Jeremy J. Siegel

I think the biggest risk to the rally is that we're going to see a protectionist movement … throwing tariffs on, and then retaliation [from abroad]. It has to be recognized as a risk to the market. If [Russian President Vladimir Putin] makes some moves toward the Baltic states or more aggressively in Ukraine, … if China makes some moves, you know, Trump is more unpredictable. And that unpredictability is a negative for the market.feedback

Leonid Slutsky

I don't rule out the possibility that Flynn would appear again in the administration at some point and all this situation is aimed at creating an impression among ordinary people and in the US political establishment that Russia is still a strategic opponent, to put it mildly.feedback

Garry Kasparov

Putin's propaganda machine supported Trump, but I think the reason they supported him is not for him to win, they didn't expect him to win actually, but they wanted to discredit American democracy.feedback

Dennis Ross

I think at a minimum that there would be an understanding that the Trump administration will insist with Putin that an Iranian-Hezbollah-Shiite militia presence can't go below a certain line within Syria.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think he's a total traitor and I would deal with him harshly. And if I were president, Putin would give him over. Snowden is a spy who should be executed.feedback

Juan C. Zarate

For Russia, this would be a win-win. It would signal warmer relations and some desire for greater cooperation with the new administration, but it would also no doubt stoke controversies and cases in the U.S. around the role of surveillance, the role of the U.S. intelligence community, and the future of privacy and civil liberties in an American context. All of that would perhaps be music to the ears of Putin.feedback

Vladimir Putin

What about Ljubljana, Slovenia? Of course, it is a great place to hold a dialogue of this kind. But it doesn't depend only on us, it also depends on a range of things, current issues. If these meetings ever happen, then I have nothing against Ljubljana.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

I couldn't confirm this. We've already reported everything that we considered necessary about the results of the telephone conversation. We have nothing to add.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Ljubljana – and Slovenia in general – is of course a great place to hold such dialogue. If this meeting takes place someday, we have nothing against Ljubljana (as the venue). We always welcomed that and we hope that relations will be restored in full in all areas. It relates to trade and economic ties, security issues and various regions of the world, which are suffering from numerous conflicts. By pooling our efforts, we naturally would be able to significantly contribute to solving those issues, including the fight against international terrorism.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

I was reassured by what I heard in the meetings on the intention to stick to the full implementation of the agreement. We agreed that as long as the Minsk agreements are not fully implemented, sanctions would remain in place. But I don't know if this is going to be the consolidated policy . . . I was not in the Oval Office when President Trump called President (Vladimir) Putin.feedback

Vladimir Putin

As regards Ljubljana, Slovenia in general, it is of course a brilliant place to have a dialogue of such a sort. But it doesn't depend only on us, it depends on a whole series of circumstances. If these meetings ever happen, we don't have anything against Ljubljana.feedback

Vladimir Putin

The Russian-US relations have especially strongly degraded over the past five years, and of course they need to be restored in the interests of both the Russian and American people. As for Ljubljana, Slovenia in general, of course, it is an excellent place to conduct dialogues of this kind. However, it does not depend solely on us, it depends on a number of circumstances – current affairs.feedback

Sean Spicer

We're looking into the situation, yes, and it's very concerning. I would say they had a very productive call. It wasn't like he didn't know what was being said. He wanted an opinion on something.feedback

Jeanne Shaheen

It's impossible to overstate the negligence of the president of the United States not knowing basic facts about nuclear policy and arms control. New START has unquestionably made our country safer, an opinion widely shared by national security experts on both sides of the aisle.feedback

Vladimir Putin

Ljubljana – and Slovenia in general – is of course a great place to hold such dialogue. If this meeting takes place someday, we have nothing against Ljubljana (as the venue). By joining our efforts, we could make a considerable contribution to settling these issues, including fighting international terrorism.feedback

Donald J. Trump

He asserted incorrectly then that it had allowed Russia to continue to produce nuclear warheads while the United States could not.feedback

Alexander Glazastikov

We did not have any interest in Western countries, the United States. No one except inside Russia. We were playing with fire: The counterintelligence got very interested in us after that letter.feedback

Daryl Kimball

Unfortunately, Mr. Trump appears to be clueless about the value of this key nuclear risk reduction treaty and the unique dangers of nuclear weapons.feedback

Alexander Glazastikov

Our group has never attacked targets outside Russia. We weren't interested in the Democrats or the Republicans. We were playing with fire. The counterintelligence got very interested in us after that letter.feedback

Patrick Surrey

I can't speak to what's causing the interest in Russia, but that increase definitely jumped out at us since search demand is down in so many other countries.feedback

Patrick Surrey

What is surprising to us is that you usually see in an increase in flight searches after an event, even terrorist attacks, as people look to rebook flights. But in this case, there is simply a drop. It's hard to know exactly why flight searches to the U.S. have fallen off, but I think the perception is the door is closing and the U.S. is not as welcoming.feedback

Mac Thornberry

If you're asking me 'Are we the same as Putin's Russia?' The answer is no.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well I respect a lot of people but that doesn't mean I'm going to get along with them. He's a leader of his country. I say it's better to get along with Russia than not and if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS which is a major fight and Islamic terrorism all over the world, major fight, that's a good thing. Will I get along with him? I have no idea. It's very possible I won't. A lot of killers. We got a lot of killers. You think our country is so innocent? You think our country is so innocent?feedback

Bill O'Reilly

I don't know of any government leaders that are killers in America.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Take a look at what we've done too. We've made a lot of mistakes. I've been against the war in Iraq from the beginning. A lot of mistakes. OK but a lot of people were killed so – a lot of killers around believe me.feedback

Dmitry Peskov

We consider such words from the Fox TV company to be unacceptable and insulting, and honestly speaking, we would prefer to get an apology from such a respected TV company.feedback

Bill O'Reilly

I do respect him. But I respect a lot of people. That doesn't mean I'm going to get along with him. But he's a killer, though. Putin's a killer.feedback

Marco Rubio

When has a Democratic political activists been poisoned by the GOP [Republicans], or vice versa? We are not the same as #Putin.feedback

Andrius Tursa

A recent outburst in fighting in the Donbass, observed since January 28, follows a cyclical pattern of intensification and de-escalation, characteristic to this conflict. A frozen-conflict in the Donbass serves Russia's goals of preventing Ukraine from joining the EU and NATO. A more sustainable settlement would likely entail a wider agreement between Russia and Western powers, including the U.S.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Well, take a look at what we've done too. We've made a lot of mistakes. I've been against the war in Iraq from the beginning. There are a lot of killers. We've got a lot of killers. What, you think our country's so innocent? You think our country's so innocent? Well, I respect a lot of people but that doesn't mean I'm going to get along with them. He's a leader of his country. I say it's better to get along with Russia than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS, which is a major fight, and Islamic terrorism all over the world.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Maybe it will take till sometime into next year, but we are certainly going to be in the process. Very complicated. Obamacare is a disaster. You have to remember, Obamacare doesn't work. So we are putting in a wonderful plan. It statutorily takes a while to get. We're going to be putting it in fairly soon. I think that, yes, I would like to say by the end of the year at least the rudiments, but we should have something within the year and the following year.feedback

Mike Pence

No, not in the least. Look, President Trump has been willing to be critical of our country's actions in the past. But what you're hearing there is a determination by the president of the United States to not let semantics or the arguments of the past get in the way of exploring the ability to work together with Russia and with President Putin in the days ahead. He has expressed himself in the campaign, an election that he won, that he was determined to go forward and see whether or not we might be able to start anew in a relationship with Russia.feedback

Mike Pence

The president of the United States has every right to criticize the other two branches of government. It was not done hastily. There may have been some leaders on Capitol Hill that were not informed with usual niceties of Washington D.C.. but look, we live in a very dangerous world. The reality is there the people around the globe who have inspired violence here in the homeland.feedback

Amy Klobuchar

I don't think there's any comparison. I really do resent that he would say something like that.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I respect a lot of people, but that doesn't mean I'm going to get along with them. He's a leader of his country. I say it's better to get along with Russian than not. And if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS…and Islamic terrorism all over the world…major fight. That's a good thing. Will I get along with him? I have no idea. We got a lot of killers. What, you think our country's so innocent?feedback

Mike Pence

If we were able to work with Russia to hunt down and destroy ISIS and confront radical Islamic terrorism, that would be a good thing. ''What you have in President Trump is someone who is not going to look in the rearview mirror so much as looking out the windshield.feedback