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US President Donald Trump says it is time to work "constructively" with Russia after his meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
But Mr Trump's position contrasts with some of his own senior officials.
The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley said the US "can't trust Russia" and "won't ever trust Russia"
She told CNN that talking to Russia should never mean that the US "take our eyes off the ball".
And US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said interference in the 2016 election remained an impediment to better relations with Russia.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin praised the idea of a U.S.-Russian cybersecurity partnership, likening it to military exercises conducted with U.S. allies. Mnuchin did not mention that — according to U.S. intelligence agencies — Russia is not an ally but an adversary in cyberspace, probing U.S. defenses for weakness.
Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said Trump's meeting with Putin was "disastrous" and said partnering with Russia on cybersecurity is "not the dumbest idea I've ever heard, but it's pretty close."
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) wrote in a series of tweets Sunday morning that Trump was "glossing over" Russia's behavior in Ukraine and Syria and its cyber aggression.
Trump vows to âmove forward in working constructively with Russiaâ after Putin denied election hacking - The Washington Post
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