On Russia: So far, the Biden team is engaging with the Kremlin where interests overlap, deterring Putin’s belligerent foreign policies, and speaking up on human rights abuses in Russia, writes @McFaul . [7/9] 📸 | Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP
Creeping along, no significant new details. Kremlin confirms Biden-Putin summit likely this summer, but no date or location confirmed.
Kremlin says date and location of Putin-Biden summit not yet decided
JUST IN: Kremlin says Putin will not congratulate Biden until US 'legal processes' are finalised.
On CNN, Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff says New York Post Hunter Biden story 'comes from the Kremlin.' Anchor seems to agree. Would be more persuasive if they provided evidence that 1) story is false, and 2) it 'comes from the Kremlin.'
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence just confirmed that they assess that Russia is taking active steps to damage Joe Biden's candidacy, and that "Kremlin-linked actors" are trying to boost Trump: