United States Vice President Mike Pence said the Donald Trump administration remained committed to its relations with the European Union.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he was concerned by the leaks, and the impact they could have on foreign relations between the United States and other countries.
One of those options is getting along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Pence said the White House made no apology for its desire to mend relations with Russia.
Senator Graham said he would not be satisfied with any process which does not ensure punitive measures are taken against Russia for meddling in his country’s democratic process.
The President-elect also lambasted well-known media company CNN, calling it a “fake news” agency for also publishing the story about the dossier.
President-elect Trump lambasted the news organization, calling it “fake news”.
The report contains accounts of lewd activities engaged in by President-elect Trump.
General Valery Gerasimov, the Russian general staff chief, announced that the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier and its associated ships would be the first to withdraw.
The first hearing will be conducted by the Senate Armed Services Committee, and will be conducted publicly on Thursday morning. While the second will be conducted by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday afternoon. The latter will be a classified briefing, conducted behind closed doors.
Russian diplomats have suggested a tit-for-tat response, expelling 31 US diplomats from Moscow and four from St Petersburg, as well as banning US diplomats from their dachas (holiday homes) near Moscow and a warehouse on Moscow’s Dorozhnaya Street.