Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Trump's "low expectations" for Putin summit


Earlier, Trump said that he may ask Vladimir Putin during their meeting to extradite to the U.S. 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

"Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union but they're a foe". "Certainly, I'll be asking about it".

In the CBS interview, Trump also asserted that the GOP was similarly not hacked during the 2016 campaign because the Republican National Committee had better cybersecurity. Where they're going to be paying Russian Federation billions and billions of dollars a year for energy, and I say that's not good, that's not fair.

He also questioned the necessity of the intergovernmental military alliance between Europe and North America, which has formed a barricade against Soviet aggression, tweeting after a day of contentious meetings: "What good is NATO if Germany is paying Russian Federation billions of dollars for gas and energy?" "If he even just implicitly suggests that some of Russia's behavior has been okay because of history or whatever other reason he gives", Salonius-Pasternak said, "that, I presume, will have very negative repercussions".

Finland hopes Trump will see several billboards and banners, all with special messages for the American president.

"After the indictment of the Russian agents, he should not have met with Putin", she added.

Donald Trump impersonator Dennis Alan poses for pictures in Helsinki.

The 11-count indictment names the Russians defendants, alleging they began cyber-attacks in March 2016 on the email accounts of staff for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

"I hadn't thought of that", Trump said.

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Despite the physical progress, doctors warned the group still faces a psychological test to ensure their well-being. The health minister told reporters the health of all 13 had improved.

"They had bad defences and they were able to be hacked".

"He told me I should sue the European Union - not go into negotiations", May told the BBC.

The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says he's anxious about President Donald Trump meeting one on one with Russia's Vladimir Putin during their summit in Finland. Predictably, from the man who is never shy about weighing in with his opinions on global matters, U.S. President Donald Trump also offered his congratulations to France, and ... to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On Thursday, Trump described Putin as a "competitor" rather than an "enemy" and said he expected they would get on well when they hold their first summit in Helsinki.

Bolton also said he finds it "hard to believe" that Putin was not aware of an effort by Russian military intelligence officials to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "As we welcome the presidents to the summit in Finland, we want to remind them of the importance of free press. Doesn't that contribute to exactly the kind of undermining of the free press that we see out of Russian Federation?"

"The collective blood pressure between the United States and Russian Federation is off-the-charts high so it's a good thing these presidents are getting together", he said.

In Saturday's tweets, Trump cast blame on former President Barack Obama for failing to stop Russian election meddling. "Some signs of their said "We Shall Over Comb" and Dump Trump".

Trump has said he will raise the issue when he sits down with Putin in Helsinki on Monday. Alongside Russia and China, Trump mentioned the European Union, which includes several of the oldest, closest allies of the United States, when asked about the country's global foes.

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