[Ed. – There is zero percentage now in chasing after these developments with conventional-wisdom complaints and predictions. But I suppose plenty of folks will still try.]
The White House announced Thursday morning that President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, days after the conclusion of the NATO summit.
The two leaders will meet in Helsinki, Finland, to “discuss relations between the United States and Russia and a range of national security issues.” …
Shortly before the details of the summit were announced Trump took to Twitter to comment on Russian meddling, writing, “Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!”