Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Rubio, Warner Stress Election Security After Trump-Putin Summit

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Rubio, Warner Stress Election Security After Trump-Putin Summit

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

One of the most surprising things about the jaw-dropping joint press conference given by US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday is that it compelled a Democratic and a Republican member of Congress to admit, before a room full of press and international lawmakers, that they agree with each other.

Seated side by side at a summit held by the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, senators Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) both cast Trump’s appearance in Helsinki as a major setback in the fight against Russian interference in elections around the world. Just hours before, Trump had stood beside Putin in Helsinki and expressed doubts about whether Russia interfered with the US election in 2016, despite the fact that the US Department of Justice issued an indictment against a dozen Russian intelligence agents last week.

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