FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 07/16/18
Let Me Be Clear: Russia Is Not Our Friend
WARWICK, R.I. – Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Judge Robert Flanders, issued the following statement regarding the press conference held by President Trump and President Putin of Russia after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland:
“The president missed a key opportunity today to call Russia to task and to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s meddling in our elections. Unfortunately, the President actually undermined American interests by siding with Putin over the unanimous findings of the U.S. intelligence community.
President Trump took a wrong turn today; he owes the American people an apology and a 180 degree change in his policy towards the Russians.
Our American president needs to stand with our U.S. intelligence community and not with Russian autocrats.”