George W. Bush: 'Pretty clear' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 presidential election

President George W. Bush speaks after being honored with the Sylvanus Thayer Award at the United States Military Academy in West Point New York U.S

While Bush believes that the Russians "meddled" in the US election in 2016, he cautioned that this does not necessarily mean "they affected the outcome".

"There is quite clear evidence that the Russians interfered, " Bush said during a talk in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

"Whether Russia affected the outcome is another question", Bush said. He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system".

Bush also took a swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he referred to as "zero sum", and said he "has a chip on his shoulder". "The reason he does this is because he is upset by the fall of the Soviet Union".

On "The Ingraham Angle", Laura Ingraham said Trump should wear this criticism from Bush as a "badge of honor". That is why most of his actions aim at the return of Soviet hegemony.

New head takes reigns of United States central bank
In his video message, Powell did not mention the current turbulence in financial markets, which sent stocks plunging on Friday. With the economy improving steadily, the Fed will likely raise rates three times in 2018, as projected under Yellen .

Bush was supportive of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Thursday, as he told an audience at a summit in Abu Dhabi that the US needs to "welcome" them. "Putin is a brilliant tactician who has the capacity to detect weakness and exploit it".

Bush insisted on the need to support North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and other United States alliances with other countries.

"There are people willing to do jobs Americans won't do".

"America's their home", Forbes magazine estimates Milken, 71, is now worth some $3.6 billion.

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