Gorka appears to acknowledge WH is considering handing back Russian compounds

Gorka appears to acknowledge WH is considering handing back Russian compounds

During the transitional period for the new administration, the Russian government made a decision to hold off on retaliatory measures until US President Donald Trump's position becomes clear.

Gorka replied that Trump wants to "give collaboration, cooperation, a chance", arguing "if we can act in good faith" with the Kremlin "then perhaps there's a chance ... for improvement between our two capitals".

"Gorka faced questions about last summer's meeting held by the president's son with a Russian woman who promised to help the Trump campaign with damaging information on Hillary Clinton", the story reports.

The White House is considering the possibility of returning Russian diplomatic property in the United States to Russia to give a chance to cooperation between Moscow and Washington, Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump said Thursday.

Under then-President Barack Obama, the United States took several retaliatory steps against Russian Federation over alleged attempts to influence the 2016 election.

The Washington Post, which first reported the development, said the White House originally floated the idea of returning the compounds in exchange for permission to start construction back up at the USA consulate in St. Petersburg, however Secretary of State Tillerson told Russian diplomats the compounds were no longer related to future construction of the consulate.

"Do we wish to escalate matters with Russian Federation?" We may not share the same type of statesman view of the world.

Asked why Trump would move on despite the warnings of his intelligence chiefs about Russian efforts, Gorka described Trump's position on Russia as pragmatic and pointed to recent comments from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaling a desire by the United States under Trump to work with Russia, despite accusing it of interfering with the U.S. elections.

"Did you see Gorka?"

Gorka, we should be reminded, doesn't appear to have any actual security clearance.

Gorka asked. "In who's interest is that?"

"The President of the Russian Federation denied", Gorka said.

The United States, under Trump, he asserted is not looking to create new enemies.

He said Trump had to move on to address other issues, like ongoing fighting in Syria.

"Anderson Cooper at one point scolded Sebastian Gorka and said, 'I'm just gonna ignore the insults because I really don't think they get us anywhere, '" Concha began.