The Collusion Is Still Right out in the Open — in Finland

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet in Helsinki, Finland on July 16, where, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, "The two leaders will discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues." Cool.
Shortly before the announcement, Trump took to Twitter, relaying that Russia continues to deny interfering in the 2016 election and to repeat previously aired complaints about former FBI director James B. Comey and Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

"Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!" Trump wrote. "Where is the DNC Server, and why didn't Shady James Comey and the now disgraced FBI agents take and closely examine it? Why isn't Hillary/Russia being looked at? So many questions, so much corruption!"

On Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "I'm confident that when the president meets with Vladimir Putin he will make clear that meddling in our elections is completely unacceptable."
Sure, that sounds very likely. We can all rest assured that the midterms will be free, fair, and clear of any meddling, since there's definitely no collusion, especially not right out in the open on a constant basis.

In small favors, at least Trump, as feared, won't be taking the meeting at the same time as the July 11-12 NATO summit in Brussels, which would have added injury to whatever (additional) insult he'll deliver there.

Instead, he'll take a golf weekend in Scotland first and then meet with Putin. Sorry, Scotland!

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