Instead of accusing Trump of colluding with Russia, the media should credit him for exposing a terrorist plot and saving innocent lives.
Not only did U.S. government give Russia information about a terrorist plot, but we got a pledge from Russia to do the same for the United States. Even CNN reported this as good news!
All of this confirms what Donald Trump argued during the campaign—that Russia and the United States could and should help each other in the fight against terrorism.
The Washington Times reports, “Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Trump for intel that thwarted terror attack.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked President Trump in a phone call Sunday for U.S. intelligence agencies providing a warning that thwarted a major Islamist terrorist plot against a cathedral and other sites in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The White House said information that the U.S. provided had enabled Russian authorities to capture the terrorists “just prior to an attack that could have killed large numbers of people.”
No Russian lives were lost, and “the information received from the CIA proved sufficient to find and detain the criminal suspects,” the Kremlin said.
Mr. Trump appreciated the call — his second in three days with Mr. Putin — and told the Russian leader that he and the entire U.S. intelligence community “were pleased to have helped save so many lives.”
The warm call — and assurances from the Kremlin of continued anti-terrorism cooperation — comes as U.S.-Russia relations have generally been poor. The issues separating the countries range from Russia’s intervention in former Soviet republics such as Ukraine and Georgia to domestic U.S. political disputes over purported Kremlin efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election on Mr. Trump’s behalf.
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