The Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has congratulated President Vladimir Putin on winning the Russian presidential election with over 75 percent of the vote, joining China that was the first world power to congratulate him on the resounding victory, which grants him a six-year mandate.
Mr Trump has called the probe a political witch hunt.
While Trump panders to Putin, his criticism of Mueller, is becoming harsher, as the investigation raises increasingly serious concerns about a web of ties connecting Trump's associates to Russian Federation.
Some Trump defenders noted that President Barack Obama also called Putin when he was elected president in 2012. It was unclear if he read the memo.
On Tuesday, the president said he hoped to meet Putin soon and discuss preventing an arms race - an arms race both leaders have encouraged with loose talk and investment in new weapons. "They are wrong! Getting along with Russian Federation (and others) is a good thing, not a bad thing", the United States President wrote on Twitter.
The revelation that President Donald Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his, um, hard fought re-election has set off a firestorm of criticism - from a Twitter scolding by Sen.
Critics of the president's call to the Russian president - despite his own national security team's written warning: "DO NOT CONGRATULATE" - openly shared his dismay that a member of his team would give such sensitive information to the press. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed Trump, saying "an American president does not lead the free world by congratulating dictators on winning sham elections".
The leak, which one CNN report described as contributing to the ongoing atmosphere of paranoia in the West Wing, has irked White House aides and infuriated Chief of Staff John Kelly who is working to find out who the leak is.
Against that backdrop, it should come as no surprise that Trump has a soft spot for Putin, a former KGB agent.
Our current president appears to only admire brutal and corrupt dictators, men like Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, and Vladimir Putin, president of Russian Federation. "I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because there was no probable cause for believing that there was any crime, collusion or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!" "Also to discuss Ukraine, Syria and North Korea and other things".
But Mr Trump on Wednesday agreed with Mr Macron on the need to "hold Russian Federation accountable" for the spy attack, according to the White House. According to accounts from the White House and the Kremlin, Trump did not do that either.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders acknowledged later Tuesday that Trump also did not mention the recent nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom - for which the U.S., the U.K., France and Germany have blamed Russia.
The Kremlin also said on Tuesday that Trump congratulated Putin on his win during their call and the leaders spoke "in favor of developing practical cooperation in various areas, including in ensuring strategic stability and combating worldwide terrorism". Sanders insisted that the administration has scolded Putin at the appropriate times.
He said he had been pleasantly surprised "at the strength of the solidarity that there is with the U.K". He also rejected the assertion by Russian Federation that it had nothing to do with the attack on Mr.
Special assistant attorney general Paul Barnes argued the state has an interest in protecting maternal health and "unborn life". Lawyer Rob McDuff says the clinic wants a federal judge to impose a temporary restraining order by Tuesday.
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She switched to the Republican Party in late 2010 and was elected statewide in 2011 as the MS commissioner of agriculture. That is the hometown of Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican who was first elected agriculture commissioner in 2011.
She took the test at the request of a U.S. magazine in a bid to discuss her alleged one-year affair with the billionaire. He said Daniels had been threatened but would not say if those threats came from anyone associated with Trump .
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton reported that Trump Jr. told O'Day that "he loved her and that he wanted to be with her". The reports did not say if the alleged affair with Aubrey O'Day played any role in Trump Jr.'s divorce.
United said it compensated the passengers on that flight for the diversion, although it's unclear how they were compensated. He said the airline would consult independent experts in pet safety and that the airline is not ending the program.
ER and Good Wife star Julianna Margulies said that at one hotel meeting with Seagal in the 1980s, he had brandished a gun at her. He said it was implausible that either woman ended up unaccompanied with Seagal in the ways they said they were.
A sheriff says the school resource officer who shot at the suspect during a shooting at a Maryland high school is unhurt. The 16-year-old girl was hospitalized in a life-threatening condition with critical injuries, the sheriff said.
Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin was in second with 15.6%, followed by nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky with 6.9%. In the town of Istra some 60 kilometres northwest of Moscow , Valeriya Ivanova, 23, and her husband also voted for Putin.
Turkish soldiers martyred in explosion in Afrin
He added that the operation may continue along the whole Syrian border with Turkey, and into northern Iraq if required. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for greater access to the civilian population of Afrin.
India confirms 39 of its citizens kidnapped by Isis are dead
What was the need to lie to us? He had escaped along with Bangladeshis with the help of a caterer with a fake name Ali, she said. Most of the victims' family members said they were in touch with them until about 15 June 2014 when things took an ugly turn.
Wall St edges higher on oil jump, tech still soft
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained $1.63, or 2.6 percent, to settle at $65.17, their highest since February 2. Benchmark 10-year note yields increased to 2.936 percent, the highest since March 12, before retracing to 2.894 percent.
Trump says he wants to meet with Putin soon
Trump said they will likely get together in the not-too distant future to discuss the arms race, which Mr. Trump's comments drew significant criticism among USA politicians, including by Arizona GOP Sen.
EPL: Mourinho tells Manchester United players to "grow up"
He is also right that Pep Guardiola - despite spending similar amounts - inherited a much better squad at Manchester City . The injuries and suspensions mean there will are likely to be starts for Markus Suttner , Beram Kayal and Solly March .
Britain, EU agree terms for Brexit transition deal
The agreement must now be agreed upon by the EU's 27 member states at the European Council summit later this week. The thorny issue will, however, require further talks to be fully resolved, the two sides said.