It was a highly anticipated, high-stakes summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump and it certainly delivered a dose of bizarre drama. Standing alongside the man whom U.S. intelligence officials say meddled in the 2016 election and might do so again, Trump dodged an opportunity to publicly confront Putin — and, in fact, even came to his defense.
This all took place just days after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Friday that the special counsel was indicting 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the Democratic National Committee. John Brennan, the former CIA director under Obama, compared Trump’s comments to “high crimes,” saying, “It was nothing short of treasonous.”
Jim Braude was joined by Martha Coakley, former state attorney general and currently a partner at Foley Hoag, and David Filipov, former Moscow bureau chief for the Washington Post and now editor for News @ Northeastern, to discuss.