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‘Putin is really happy’: Democratic senator scorches Trump for pushing to let Russia back in the G7

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On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) slammed President Donald Trump for his ongoing insistence at the G7 that Russia ought to be allowed back into the group.

“As you know, the president … made the case for letting Russia back into the G7 without preconditions, once again becoming the G8,” said anchor Wolf Blitzer. “What message would that send to the world? ”

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“The message that sends to the world is that a country like Russia — I would say that President Putin is really happy with the kind of support he gets from President Trump, as would two other world leaders, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-Un,” said Hirono. “The president has an affinity toward these kind of leaders. So once again he — the president blames Obama, President Obama, for the so-called annexation or takeover of Crimea from Russia, but nothing could be further from the truth, and yet he continues to push it out.”

“Under what circumstances, Senator, if any, would you support reinstating Russia into the G7 and making it once again the G8?” asked Blitzer.

“Maybe they should give Crimea back,” said Hirono flatly. “But I think that for the president to keep going on and after the other leaders, we don’t get to select who should be in the G7 or G8 all by ourselves, even if the president wants to do that. There are other members … and I don’t think they’re eager to welcome Russia back, because they’re the ones who took the position that Russia should we kicked out of the G8.”

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Putin aims a weaponized barb at Trump over Saudi attack – and hits the mark

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Russian President Vladimir Putin joked this week about selling defense systems to Riyadh following weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities. The gag was aimed at US President Donald Trump and it hit the mark with the precision of a guided weapon.

It was a masterful piece of trolling by the czar of trolls – a snide, disparaging jibe with an element of truth twisted into absurdity for maximum effect and laughs. At a joint press conference with his Turkish and Iranian counterparts in Ankara on Monday, Putin cast his bait into the volatile Persian Gulf region just days after devastating attacks on Saudi oil facilities exposed the limits of the Gulf kingdom’s expensive defense systems.

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Rick Wilson obliterates Dems for letting Lewandowski get away with stonewalling: ‘So bad it makes me cringe’

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Anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson dropped the hammer on House Democrats Tuesday for letting Trump minion Corey Lewandowski make a mockery of their oversight powers.

After witnessing a House Judiciary Committee hearing that quickly devolved into a circus with Lewandowski stonewalling and evading questions, Wilson unloaded on Democrats for failing in their basic responsibilities in governmental oversight.

"This is outrageous contempt," Wilson wrote. "It isn't just that this scumbag Lewandowski is slapping the committee with it. This is a test, and the Democrats are going to fail it. They're so bad at this it makes me cringe."

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Israeli exit polls show Netanyahu losing election: reports

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In a surprising turn of events, exit polls in Israel show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu losing the election. The prime minister's voting block failed to reach a 61 seats majority in the Knesset.

According the to the Jerusalem Post, there is no clear winner in the election. However, Axios reports that Netanyahu has failed to secure a victory.

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