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Michael D. Cohen Denies Allegation about Russian Ties

Michael D. Cohen Denies Allegation about Russian Ties

Michael D. Cohen Denies Allegation about Russian Ties

US Secretary of Defence James Mattis said the US was "actively reviewing" Obama's refusal to supply vital weaponry to Kiev, but Trump has held off on a decision that would ratchet up tensions with Moscow.

The United States has given Russian Federation two days to close diplomatic offices in Washington, New York and San Francisco in a significant escalation of diplomatic tensions between the two countries.

One reason relations only may have worsened is that the State Department said in a press release that the new Russian closures, along with the U.S.'s compliance with Putin's demand to pull 455 diplomatic employees out of Russia and the decision to allow Russia to maintain some annexes around the USA, are steps "to arrest the downward spiral in our relationship". She said along with it, the USA did not demand that the Russian staff employed at these legations be sent off home.

The primary reasons behind Russia's meddling in last year's election, allegedly to boost Donald Trump's chances of victory, have always been thought to be efforts to improve relations between the two superpowers and to remove sanctions that have hurt the Russian economy. The probe led by Robert Mueller is geared towards finding the relation between Russia's effort to alter the presidential election and the members of Trump's team.

Still, Cohen's outreach shows that the Trump Organization was trying to contact Russian officials about business deals even as Trump was running for president.

"The United States is prepared to take further action as necessary and as warranted", State Department official Heather Nauert said in a statement.

Cohen has increasingly come under investigators' spotlight, particularly after recently disclosing emails he received from Felix Sater, a business associate of Trump, in 2015.

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Beyond giving Russia policy advantages, Schiff also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin could use Trump's possible financial ties to Russia as leverage for blackmail.

The U.S. Congress in July overwhelmingly endorsed a new set of sanctions against Moscow over the alleged election interference and for Russia's actions in Syria and Ukraine. The Russians promised a tough response to this move by Washington.

Russia is promising to answer a Trump administration order to close three Russian diplomatic offices in the United States.

This is another stage in the ongoing back and forth retaliation between the USA and Russian Federation.

Now, more than half a year into Trump's term, the State Department says relations between the two countries are in a "downward spiral" - but adds that, in the interest of arresting that slide, it will not be pursuing true parity in diplomatic sites.

"But this step also highlights once again the disconnect between Trump and his administration - for the last time we heard from the President on this issue he joked that he thanked Putin for reducing the size of the USA government", he added.

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