10/9/2022

UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “During an interview on Saturday morning [October 8, 2022] on Real America’s Voice, a right-wing network, the former president accused the US and its leadership of goading Putin into waging a botched invasion of Ukraine on February 24. ‘They actually taunted him, if you really look at it, our country and our so-called […]

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5/19/2022

VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Vladimir Putin ‘had to keep explaining things’ to Donald Trump when Trump was US president, the former White House aide Fiona Hill said. ‘Putin doesn’t like to do that,’ Hill told the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. ‘You could see that he got frustrated many times with President Trump. Even though he loves […]

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4/25/2022

2024 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN FINANCE/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “[In an interview with Piers Morgan,] Trump dropped one of the biggest hints yet that he will run for President in 2024, stating: ‘For reasons of campaign finance I can’t say but I think people are going to be very happy [with my decision].’ […] Calling Putin a ‘genocidal monster,’ Trump […]

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3/30/2022

JOE BIDEN/NATO/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “I hear that VERY low-rated ‘Morning Joe’ and his psycho wife, Mika, think that I should not be asking Russia what the $3.5 million that Hunter and Joe [Biden] got from the Mayor of Moscow’s wife was for. In time, Russia may be willing to give that information. The Fake News is […]

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3/29/2022

JOE BIDIN/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Former President Donald Trump in a new interview called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release information regarding alleged dealings between Eastern European oligarchs and Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son… Trump has repeatedly promoted dubious claims of foreign business dealings by Hunter Biden, specifically alleging that he received millions of dollars […]

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3/12/2022

ENERGY/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Do you think Putin is going to stop? It’s going to get worse and worse. He’s not going to accept it. And we don’t have anybody to talk to him. You had somebody to talk to him with me; no one was ever tougher on Russia than me… The U.S. must make clear […]

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3/11/2022

UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “During a lengthy interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Thursday night [March 10, 2022]… Hannity tried to elicit Trump into calling Putin evil or something amounting to it. And repeatedly, Trump declined, instead focusing on tangential issues. When he did lament the atrocious scenes in Ukraine, he talked about it merely as […]

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3/6/2022

CHINA/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Former president Donald Trump mused Saturday [March 5, 2022] to the GOP’s top donors that the United States should label its F-22 planes with the Chinese flag and ‘bomb the s–t out of Russia.’ […] ‘And then we say, China did it, we didn’t do it, China did it, and then they start […]

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3/3/2022

LINDSEY GRAHAM/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, said on Wednesday that he thinks it ‘was a mistake’ for former President Donald Trump to call Russian President Vladimir Putin a genius. ‘I think that was a mistake. I think I know what he was trying to say, you know, going into the […]

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3/1/2022

FAKE NEWS/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “The RINOs, Warmongers, and Fake News continue to blatantly lie and misrepresent my remarks on Putin because they know this terrible war being waged against Ukraine would have never happened under my watch. They did absolutely nothing as Putin declared much of Ukraine an ‘independent territory.’ There should be no war waging […]

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2/26/2022

AFGHANISTAN/RUSSIA/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “The Russian attack on Ukraine is appalling. It’s an outrage and an atrocity that should never have been allowed to occur. It would never have occurred— We are praying for the proud people of Ukraine, God bless them all… As everyone understands, this horrific disaster would never have happened if our [2020] election […]

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2/25/2022

RUSSIA/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “As Russia prepared to strike Ukraine and the United States rushed to defend neighboring allies in Europe, former President Donald J. Trump had nothing but admiration for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. He is ‘pretty smart,’ Mr. Trump said on Wednesday [February 23, 2022] at a Florida fund-raiser, assessing the impending invasion […]

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2/25/2022

HILLARY CLINTON/RUSSIA/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Appearing on ‘Morning Joe,’ [Hillary] Clinton accused Trump of ‘giving aid and comfort’ to Putin amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine and claimed Republicans were playing into the latter’s ambitions to ‘undermine democracy’ by viewing him as a strong leader who aligned with their values. ‘We have to also make sure that […]

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2/23/2022

JOE BIDEN/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Putin is playing Biden like a drum. It is not a pretty thing to watch!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, February 23, 2022 […]

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2/22/2022

OIL/RUSSIA/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “If properly handled, there was absolutely no reason that the situation currently happening in Ukraine should have happened at all. I know Vladimir Putin very well, and he would have never done during the Trump Administration what he is doing now, no way! Russia has become very very rich during the Biden Administration, […]

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2/22/2022

JOE BIDEN/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “I went in yesterday and there was a television screen, and I said, ‘This is genius…’ Putin declares a big portion of the Ukraine — of Ukraine. Putin declares it as independent. Oh, that’s wonderful. So, Putin is now saying, ‘It’s independent,’ a large section of Ukraine. I said, ‘How smart is […]

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12/7/2021

AFGHANISTAN/JOE BIDEN/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Vladimir Putin looks at our pathetic surrender in Afghanistan, leaving behind dead Soldiers, American citizens, and $85 billion worth of Military equipment. He then looks at Biden. He is not worried!” -Donald Trump, “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” donaldjtrump.com, December 7, 2021 […]

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11/17/2021

CHRIS CHRISTIE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie writes in his new memoir that former President Donald Trump believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is ‘just like him.’ Trump thought ‘that if he complimented Putin enthusiastically enough, the Russian president would behave,’ Christie writes… But Trump turned out to be wrong: his […]

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6/17/2021

PIPELINES/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Trump told host Sean Hannity he is upset that Biden didn’t score any wins during the summit, while in his view, Putin and Russia dominated the day… ‘We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing. We gave up something that was unbelievably valuable. I stopped the pipeline, NordStream II, […]

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6/10/2021

JOE BIDEN/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “As President, I had a great and very productive meeting in Helsinki, Finland, with President Putin of Russia. Despite the belated Fake News portrayal of the meeting, the United States won much, including the respect of President Putin and Russia. Because of the phony Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, made-up and paid for […]

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3/16/2021

2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia authorized extensive efforts to hurt the candidacy of Joseph R. Biden Jr. during the election last year, including by mounting covert operations to influence people close to President Donald J. Trump, according to a declassified intelligence report released on Tuesday [Mar. 16, 2021]. […]

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11/2/2020

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “This president likes to portray himself as a tough guy, a macho man. When’s the last time you saw a President of the United States literally being laughed at by the world leaders when he spoke to the United Nations? I don’t ever recall that ever happening. Can you believe when […]

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10/22/2020

DEBATES/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “I don’t understand why this President is unwilling to take on Putin when he’s actually paying bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan, when he’s engaged in activities that are trying to destabilize all of NATO. I don’t know why he doesn’t do it but it’s worth asking the question. Why […]

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9/24/2020

RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “I’m actually the toughest there ever has been on Russia. I guarantee you Putin would say that, I guarantee you that Putin would say that behind the scenes he tells his people with the sanctions and all the things that I’ve done and the pipeline to Germany.” -Donald Trump in an interview with […]

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9/7/2020

MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “In ‘Disloyal: A Memoir,’ [Donald Trump’s former] lawyer, Michael Cohen, writes that he believes his longtime client won’t leave office willingly if he is defeated in the November election… Cohen said Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign because he assumed he would lose and wanted to make […]

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9/5/2020

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/NANCY PELOSI/NORTH KOREA/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Nancy Pelosi said she got ‘set up’ by the owner (a very good one) of a beauty parlor. If so, how will she do in negotiations against President Xi of China, President Putin of Russia, or Kim Jong Un of North Korea. Not so well, I suspect, but […]

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9/4/2020

JOE BIDEN/MILITARY/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “He [Donald Trump] stood by, failing– failing to take action or even raise the issue with Vladimir Putin while the Kremlin puts bounties on the heads of American troops in Afghanistan… We have many obligations as a government. We only have one truly sacred obligation. Equip and support those who we send […]

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9/2/2020

JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Once again, the Kremlin has used a favorite weapon — an agent from the Novichok class of chemicals — in an effort to silence a political opponent… The Kremlin no doubt thinks that it can act with impunity. Donald Trump has refused to confront Putin, calling him a “terrific person.” […]

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8/31/2020

JOE BIDEN/MILITARY/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “The Kremlin has put bounties on the heads of American soldiers. And instead of telling Vladimir Putin that there’d be no putting up with this, that there’d be a heavy price to pay if they dare touch an American soldier, this president doesn’t even bring up the subject in his multiple phone […]

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8/29/2020

DNI/ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Nothing is more important than the security and integrity of our elections. And we know that President Trump is unwilling to take action to protect them. That leaves Congress as the best defender of our democracy. But now President Trump, through his hand-picked DNI — chosen for loyalty, not experience — […]

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8/24/2020

JOE BIDEN/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UKRAINE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “President Trump refuses to confront Vladimir Putin over Russia’s continuing assault against Ukraine, even insinuating on several occasions that Crimea is rightfully Russian territory. He withheld vital military assistance in an effort to extort Ukrainian President Zelensky into interfering in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. He sidelined professional diplomats in […]

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8/21/2020

JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Donald Trump continues to cozy up to Russia while Putin persecutes civil society and journalists. Now, opposition leader Alexei Navalny is in a coma after being poisoned. It’s unacceptable. Unlike Trump, I’ll defend our democratic values and stand up to autocrats like Putin.” -Joe Biden, Twitter.com, Aug. 21, 2020 11:18 […]

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8/11/2020

CIA/GOVERNMENT/INTELLIGENCE/JAMES CLAPPER/JAMES COMEY/JOHN BOLTON/POLICE/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “John Bolton, one of the dumbest people I’ve met in government and sadly, I’ve met plenty, states often that I respected, and even trusted, Vladimir Putin of Russia more than those in our Intelligence Agencies. While of course that is not true, if the first people you met from…. ..so […]

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7/27/2020

RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: [Reporter: “You did talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. And I wanted to ask if you did bring up the reports of Russia having bounties on our soldiers in Afghanistan.”] “We don’t talk about what we discussed, but we had plenty of discussion, and I think it was very productive.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks […]

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7/23/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/PUTIN/SAUDI ARABIA: “This morning, I spoke with President Putin of Russia, and they’re going through a very hard time with this [coronavirus]— in Moscow, in particular. I spoke to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. They’re doing well, but they’re going through a lot. Everybody is going through a lot. Yesterday, I spoke to the […]

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7/12/2018

VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Well, he’s [Vladimir Putin’ a competitor. He’s been very nice to me the times I’ve met him. I’ve been nice to him. He’s a competitor. You know, somebody was saying, “Is he an enemy?” No, he’s not my enemy. “Is he a friend?” No, I don’t know him well enough. But the couple […]

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4/26/2018

RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “There’s no collusion with me and the Russians. Nobody’s been tougher to Russia than I am. You can ask President Putin about that. There’s been nobody. Between the military and the oil and all of the other things that I’ve done — the aluminum tax.” -Donald Trump as quoted by Aaron Blake, “Trump’s unwieldy […]

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4/9/2018

RUSSIA/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Can you have a good relationship with the leader of Russia at the same time you have a bad relationship with the country of Russia? The quest to do exactly that has been at the heart of President Donald Trump’s global strategy. He has tried hard to separate his leader-to-leader relationship […]

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4/8/2018

RUSSIA/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN/WAR: “President Trump on Sunday [4-8-18] promised a ‘big price’ to be paid for what he said was a chemical weapons attack that choked dozens of Syrians to death the day before, and a top White House official said the administration would not rule out a missile strike to retaliate against the […]

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3/26/2018

RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “President Trump ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials on Monday [2-26-18], joining a coordinated campaign by two dozen countries to retaliate for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain in a Cold War-style escalation that again highlighted the disparity between the president’s words and actions. The mass expulsion […]

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1/23/2018

NATO/PUTIN/RUSSIA/JOE BIDEN: “I think a basic judgment has been reached that in order for Russia, with all its profound structural difficulties that it has, to be able to sustain itself and for this kleptocracy to continue, there’s—it’s much easier if you’re dealing with 28 different nations not in union with one another, not a Western […]

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1/28/2017

RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “President Donald J. Trump received a congratulatory call today from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The call lasted approximately one hour and ranged in topics from mutual cooperation in defeating ISIS to efforts in working together to achieve more peace throughout the world including Syria. The positive call was a significant start to improving […]

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