Venezuela Crisis Discussed in Trump-Putin Call

Sanders did not say which arms control agreement they discussed, but the Russian state news agency Tass reported that they talked about the New START treaty, the last major arms-control treaty remaining between the U.S. and Russia.

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday he believes there is a big potential for building good relations with Russian Federation.

He alleged the media misled the public about special council Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference into the 2016 US presidential election.

"We didn't discuss that".

"We talked about many things, Venezuela was one of the topics", Trump told reporters at the White House.

The U.S. president admitted that he did not tell Putin not to meddle in the next election, despite White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders" earlier claim that Trump is "looking at ways to actually prevent it' unlike his predecessor.

Meanwhile, she also said that Trump and Putin also "spoke about North Korea for a good bit of time", where he stressed the importance of denuclearization.

President Trump drew widespread criticism for his remarks at a joint press conference in Helsinki on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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He and Fox News host Harris Faulker were discussing Democrats' next steps after Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his report on Russian meddling.

Trump later tweeted about the call, referring to the Muller investigation as the "Russian Hoax".

"Trump might as well have told Putin, 'You're cleared to keep up your attack on our democracy, Vlad". The United States supports in the months of the ongoing power struggle with the leader of the opposition, and even the transitional President Juan Guaidó, Russian Federation called behind the left-wing leader Nicolás Maduro.

According to the White House, Mr Trump told Mr Putin the United States "stands with the people of Venezuela" and stressed he wanted to bring humanitarian relief supplies to the chaotic country. "We cover a broad range of subjects", Pompeo said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) welcomes North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, on April 25, 2019.

The two leaders, said Sanders, also talked about the situation in Ukraine. The interference of Russian Federation in the USA election campaign, however, came to the language. "He actually sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse", Trump said of Putin. But he knew that because he knew there was no collusion whatsoever.

On the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia waged espionage and propaganda campaigns against the U.S. in an effort to influence the 2016 election. The newest go is seemingly to ratchet up tensions as Mr. Kim seeks a bargaining chip in talks with the United States.

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