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Taking the President at his word: So what would better US-Russia relations look like?




President Trump's and Russian President Vladimir Putin's summit was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals, according to a Brookings Institution fellow. (Photo Credit:Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)
President Trump's and Russian President Vladimir Putin's summit was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals, according to a Brookings Institution fellow. (Photo Credit:Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)
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Repercussions of the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are still being felt in DC and beyond, three days after their historic summit.

In an seemingly uncharacteristic move, President Trump yesterday walked back his rebuke of the findings of US intelligence that squarely pointed to Russia for meddling in the 2016 election. All along, President Trump has maintained that relations between the US and Russia need to improve for both global stability and for the benefits of the US.

AirTalk looks at the President’s assertions and whether better US-Russia relations are realistically possible.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guests:

Will Pomerantz, expert on Russia; deputy director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC

Andrew Weiss, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C.; he served as a Russia expert in the Clinton White House (1998-2001)