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Nicholas Burns talks to PBS NewsHour about the second Trump/Putin conversation

PBS

Analysis & Opinions - PBS NEWSHOUR

Why Trump and Putin’s undisclosed conversation is noteworthy

| July 19, 2017

After President Trump sat down with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 7 for a highly anticipated meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, he met with Putin a second time for a lengthy meeting, that was unattended by advisors and previously undisclosed. Nick Burns talks with PBS NewsHour on why this is significant. 

Presidents Trump and Putin at G-20

Associated Press

Analysis & Opinions - WBUR

Previously Undisclosed Trump-Putin Meeting Raises Diplomatic Questions

| July 19, 2017

After their bilateral summit at the G-20 meeting in Germany earlier this month, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had another encounter — one that was previously undisclosed and reportedly went on for an hour. The two leaders were joined only by Putin's own interpreter, which Ian Bremmer, president of political risk consultancy Eurasia Group, called a "breach of national security protocol."

Here & Now's Lisa Mullins talks with Professor Nicholas Burns (@rnicholasburns) about the meeting.

Natalia Vesennitskaya speaks tojournalists in Moscow Tues., July 11, 2017.

(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting sure sounds like a Russian intelligence operation

| July 14, 2017

Donald Trump Jr. is seeking to write off as a nonevent his meeting last year with a Russian lawyer who was said to have damaging information about Hillary Clinton. “It was such a nothing,” he told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday. “There was nothing to tell.”

Nicholas Burns talks international politics with WGBH

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Analysis & Opinions - WGBH

Nicholas Burns talks international affairs on WGBH's "Greater Boston"

July 11, 2017

Donald Trump came home from Europe feeling pretty good... until his eldest son began raining on his parade. Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted four pages of emails describing how a meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised incriminating information on Hillary Clinton came to be.

The meeting was facilitated by Rob Goldstone - a publicist with ties to the Trump family - and eventually took place at Trump Tower with Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chair Paul Manafort included.

In light of the developments, former U.S. ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns joined Jim Braude to survey the president's international standing.

Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Analysis & Opinions - Just Security

The Media Is Not Asking the Right Questions on Trump Jr. Emails and Meeting with the "Russian Government Lawyer"

| July 11, 2017

Based on what we now know, the meeting had all the hallmarks of an overture by Russian intelligence to the campaign, and it is utterly damning that Trump Jr. took the meeting, brought in Manafort and Kushner to the meeting, and none of them reported the events immediately to the FBI nor to U.S. authorities until very recently.

G20 meting in Hamburg, Germany

AP

Analysis & Opinions - Financial Times

G20 allies learn to work with, and around, Donald Trump

| July 09, 2017

Professor Burns talks with the Financial Times about the G20 meetings. He said that the US was “more isolated at this G20 summit than at any other”, partly because of its disavowal of the Paris deal and withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, but also because of how Mr Trump criticises allies.