Trump slammed by both parties for congratulating Putin

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It comes as Trump and White House officials are said to be fuming over a leak of Trump's briefing materials for the Tuesday call, in which aides warned Trump against congratulating Putin. But one account of their phone call said Bush "appeared to stop short of offering the customary White House congratulations to the president-elect". Trump's action seems like a disgrace, given that Putin rigged the Russian election, interfered in the US election, poisoned two exiled Russians in Britain, invaded Ukraine, etc., and given Trump's general failure to call out or stand up to Putin.

"Donald Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin on his winning the presidential elections", the Kremlin said.

Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi wondered on Twitter why it took Trump fewer than 48 hours to call Putin, "Yet after 14 months, he still refuses to take any concrete steps to prevent foreign interference in the 2018 elections".

"Mr. President, please accept my honest congratulations for your victory in yesterday's elections", Netanyahu wrote in a letter sent to Putin, the Prime Minister's Office said.

The remarks came on Tuesday hours after Trump claimed that he will probably meet Putin "in the not too distant future", Xinhua news agency reported.

Another White House official didn't dispute to CNN Tuesday the language on the notes provided by members of Trump's National Security Council, but said Trump didn't read or see the notecard.

The Trump administration last week announced it was enacting new sanctions on Russian Federation, several months after Congress mandated that punitive measures against Russian Federation for its cyber attacks against the United States.

The President described his conversation with Putin as a "very good call" and said they talked on a range of topics including arms control and the security situations in Syria and North Korea. The United States has not taken similar action against Russian Federation for the attack, though the Trump administration last week sanctioned 19 individuals and five entities for their roles in the 2016 campaign meddling.

Asked whether Russian Federation conducted a free and fair election, she said the USA can't "dictate" what happens in elections in other countries.

The former United States presidential candidate John McCain was quick to criticize Trump for his failure to raise allegations of widespread voter irregularities. A leak that only a small group of people would know about.

But the two leaders did not discuss Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election or the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, the former double agent targeted with a nerve agent in the UK.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called the leak a "bigger outrage" than Trump's congratulations for Putin. Russian Federation has denied the accusation. Among those protesting that move was Republican Senator John McCain, who echoed the view of many in saying Putin had won a "sham election". Three of Trump's associates - former national security adviser Michael Flynn, deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates and campaign aide George Papadopoulos - have pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and agreed to cooperate.

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