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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement regarding the Trump-Putin Summit:

“The president is right that dialogue and diplomacy are necessary to protecting American interests. However, those interests are best served when we first and foremost support the Americans who keep our nation safe, including our intelligence community, and acknowledge the hostile activities of our adversaries. The president missed an opportunity to publicly condemn Russia for election interference or offer strong support for the NATO alliance. The problem with our relationship is not American actions but rather Russia’s duplicitous behavior. Putin is not our friend; he’s an adversary intent on continuing Russia’s disruptive activities, including meddling in our own democratic process. In my view, this summit and my meetings with Russian officials in Moscow did nothing to suggest we should roll back sanctions and reaffirmed that Congress must continue to hold Russia accountable.”