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Trump's plan to create a cybersecurity partnership with Putin draws ridicule from within his own party

Trump's plan to create a cybersecurity partnership with Putin draws ridicule from within his own party

President Trump’s touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cybersecurity drew withering reviews Sunday from lawmakers, including several from his own party, while the president’s aides were left struggling to answer questions about just how hard Trump pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Moscow’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential election.

Late Sunday, Trump appeared to back away from the cyber-partnership idea.

Trump’s encounter with Putin on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday was his first meeting as president with the Russian leader. It came after months of controversy over Russian meddling and whether...

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