Let me try and be as clear as I can to the world and the country. We stand by our NATO allies, and all those countries who are facing Russia aggression. How many times have I stood up here, and told you what I think about Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Putin does not share our interest.
Vladimir Putin does not share our values. We just conducted a year long investigation into Russia's interference in our elections. They did interfere in our election It's really clear. There should be no doubts about that. It's also clear that it didn't have a material effect on our elections. But as a result of that, we passed tough sanctions on Russia, so that we can hold them accountable.
I understand the desire and the need to have good relations. That's perfectly reasonably but Russia is a menacing government that does not share our interest, it does not share our values. And I think it should be made very, very clear.