Trump Dismisses New Allegations He Is Beholden to Putin

By Ken Bredemeier | VOA News |

VOA FILE – President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House as he walks from Marine One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington.

WASHINGTON (VOA New) — U.S. President Donald Trump is dismissing news reports suggesting he is beholden to Russia and President Vladimir Putin or hiding accounts of his private talks with the Russian leader the five times they have met, including at their July summit in Helsinki.

Asked directly late Saturday by Fox News talk show host Jeanine Pirro whether he is now or has ever worked for Russia, Trump said, “I think it’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked.”

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a round-table discussion on border security with state, local and community leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 11, 2019.

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