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  • Among Coloradans In Congress, No Defense Of Trump’s Words At Summit With Putin
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    President Donald Trump stood at a podium beside Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Monday and was asked by a reporter whether he believed Putin, or the conclusions of U.S. intelligence experts, on whether the Russians had interfered in the 2016 general election — which he won. “In so many words, Trump gave the answer: Putin,” summarized NPR’s Ron Elving. “My people came to me. Dan Coats came to me, and some others,” Trump said in part, referencing his national security director. “They ... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on Trump-Putin Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement today after President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin: “Today is yet another example of President Trump favoring Russian President Vladimir Putin over the democracy and national security of the United States. In January 2017, 17 U.S. intelligence agencies proved Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. This was confirmed again last week when Special Counsel Robert Mueller and t... Read more

  • Colorado lawmakers react to President Trump’s press conference with Putin
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER — Colorado lawmakers, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump’s performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During Monday’s meeting, Trump refused to condemn Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and said that he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the U.S. election. Cory Gardner (R) “Whether it be chemical attacks on our allied soil, the invasion of Ukraine, propping up the murderer Assad in Syria, or meddling in o... Read more

  • Colorado Congressional delegation responds to Trump-Putin press conference
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado's Congressional delegation is reacting to a joint-press conference held Monday between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Senator Cory Gardner and Rep. Mike Coffman join the chorus of Republicans who want to keep an arm's-length between the U.S. and Russia. Here are their official statements: Sen. Cory Gardner (R): “Whether it be chemical attacks on our allied soil, the invasion of Ukraine, propping up the murderer Assad in Syria, or meddling in our elections ... Read more

  • Colorado’s members of Congress criticize Trump for statements on Russia and 2016 election during press conference with Putin
    Posted in In the News on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Colorado’s members of Congress on Monday heaped bipartisan scorn on President Donald Trump’s statements during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin that challenged U.S. intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Both U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, quickly released statements of condemnation. “By taking Putin at his word — when it directly contradicts the U.S. intelligence community’... Read more

  • Perlmutter Statement on North Korea Summit
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) released the following statement on the meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un: “The world seems to be upside down when the White House is fighting with our strongest allies, such as Canada, yet acting like North Korea is our long-time friend. I do believe it is always better to try and resolve conflicts by talking rather than fighting. The meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un could be a step... Read more

  • $500 fine dropped against woman who brought apple into U.S. given to her on international flight
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Aerospace, Foreign Affairs, Immigration

    DENVER -- A $500 fine against a woman who took an apple provided by an airline off her international flight said Wednesday she is thrilled the fine has been dropped and her global entry status has been reinstated. The FOX31 Problem Solvers first reported Crystal Tadlock's story in April and her story went viral around the world. Tadlock was flying back to the U.S. from Paris when a flight attendant handed her an apple. She wasn't hungry at the time so she saved the apple in her bag, thinking she... Read more

  • Colorado Congressmen React To President’s Announcement On Iran
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    DENVER (CBS4) – President Donald Trump announced his intentions of leaving the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday. He said there is intelligence proving Iran is not complying with the agreement. Some of Colorado’s congressmen are responding to the announcement. Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat representing Colorado, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), a non-proliferation agreement ... Read more

  • Trump announces US will exit nuclear accord with Iran — Rep. Coffman supports the exit; Bennet, Perlmutter oppose ‘reckless’ announcement
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON | President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he’s making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies and deepening the president’s isolation on the world stage. “The United States does not make empty threats,” he said in a televised address from the White House Diplomatic Room. Trump said the 2015 agreement, which included Germany, France and Britain, was a “horrible one-sided deal that should never eve... Read more

  • Cory Gardner defends Trump’s decision to ditch Iran nuclear deal; Michael Bennet calls it “reckless”
    Posted in In the News on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Tuesday that he supported President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, and he suggested the U.S. should work with its allies to seek new economic sanctions against Tehran. The backing from Gardner, R-Colo., comes amid outcry from European allies and former Obama administration officials, as well as uncertainty on whether U.S. allies would even work with the Trump administration on a new deal. Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Benne... Read more

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