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Friday, July 13, 2018

Democrats urge Trump to cancel Putin summit, after indictment of Russian intel officers

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said a handshake with Putin would be "a moment of historic cowardice."

"In light of what's been revealed about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the president shaking Putin's hand would be a moment of historic cowardice. Call off this summit, @realDonaldTrump," Wyden tweeted.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., said Trump should “immediately cancel his meeting.”

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said “the stakes” for the summit “could not be higher.”

“President Trump must demand and secure a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy,” Pelosi said in a statement Friday. “Failure to stand up to Putin would constitute a profound betrayal of the Constitution and our democracy.”

Presuming the meeting takes place as scheduled, Helsinki will be the final stop on Trump’s four-nation European tour.

Trump spent the past week meeting with NATO allies in Brussels; meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II in England; and visiting Scotland.

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.