The days that followed the meeting with Vladimir Putin amounted to a scramble of corrections and clarifications from the West Wing. Each announcement, intended to blunt the global fallout of President Trump’s Russophilic performance, was followed by another mishap that fueled only more consternation.
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The president inserted himself into the debate again, tweeting Friday night, “The $40,000,000 Commissioner must now make a stand.”
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The interior minister will be questioned over whether he mishandled the incident at a Workers’ Day protest in May.
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