Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) just said that President Trump is putting “our national security at risk” by believing “the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community.”
McCain’s full statement, during which he accuses Trump of betraying his “America First” mantra, can be read below:
“President Trump today stated that he believed Vladimir Putin is being sincere when he denies Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and reiterated that he hopes to cooperate with Russia in Syra.
“There’s nothing ‘America First’ about taking the word of a KGB colonel over that of the American intelligence community. There’s no ‘principled realism’ in cooperating with Russia to prop up the murderous Assad regieme, which remains the greatest obstacle to a political solution that would bring an end to the bloodshed in Syria. Vladimir Putin does not have America’s interests at heart. To believe otherwise is not only naive but also places our national security at risk.”