Trump has never convened a Cabinet-level meeting on Russian interference or what to do about it, administration officials said.Although the issue has been discussed at lower levels at the National Security Council, one former high-ranking Trump administration official said there is an unspoken understanding within the NSC that to raise the matter is to acknowledge its validity, which the president would see as an affront.Most agreed to speak only on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the subject.Trump administration officials defended the approach with Russia, insisting that their policies and actions have been tougher than those pursued by Obama but without unnecessarily combative language or posture. that the idea that he’s been put into office by Vladimir Putin is pretty insulting,” said a second senior administration official.So in 2030, I think we’ll be somewhere very different, and I think today’s nine-year-olds will have really incredible ways of finding love when they’re 25.In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U. intelligence agencies had already concluded — that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was real.For socially weird or anxious or shy people, trying to meet a stranger in public is a nightmare, and even for someone charming and outgoing, it’s a grueling task that requires a lot of luck.
Simply considered as online meeting people, it makes a ton of sense.Effective dating definitely needs to take place in person, the same way your grandfather did it, but I see no good reason why happens—and for the most important mission in most of our lives, it makes no sense to crush your ability to meet great people to try a first date with because it’s not as good a story to have met them online.I have a friend that goes on two or three first dates every week with people he already knows are potentially good personality and physical matches for him—how you find the right person, and good luck keeping up with him meeting people the old-fashioned way.“As far as hacking, I think it was Russia,” he said, adding that “we also get hacked by other countries and other people.” As hedged as those words were, Trump regretted them almost immediately. “It wasn’t right.” Nearly a year into his presidency, Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia waged an assault on a pillar of American democracy and supported his run for the White House. His administration has moved to undo at least some of the sanctions the previous administration imposed on Russia for its election interference, exploring the return of two Russian compounds in the United States that President Barack Obama had seized — the measure that had most galled Moscow.Months later, when Congress moved to impose additional penalties on Moscow, Trump opposed the measures fiercely.“Having Russia in a friendly posture,” he said last month, “is an asset to the world and an asset to our country.” His position has alienated close American allies and often undercut members of his Cabinet — all against the backdrop of a criminal probe into possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.