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Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

Some 10,000 people marched Saturday through the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, while police searched for a paraglider who breached a no-fly zone and flew a protest banner over the resort in western Scotland where Trump and his wife, Melania, are staying through Sunday. "I'm not going with high expectations".

"I hadn't thought of that".

The Kremlin said it considers Trump a "negotiating partner". This month, the Republicans and Democrats on the US Senate Intelligence Committee backed the findings of an assessment from US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation tried to interfere in the 2016 election and acted in favour of Trump and against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. I got 306! They were sooooo wrong in their election coverage.

"We had much better defenses".

He added the hack of the DNC's information was a result of the party having a weaker cybersecurity system than the Republican National Convention. Their request comes after Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation indicted 12 Russian military intelligence officers on Friday for hacking the Democratic National Committee as well as Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

And the administration's broader policy toward Russian Federation is harsher than the rhetoric employed by Trump, who recently suggested that Moscow be readmitted to what is now the Group of Seven, since Russian Federation was kicked out of the bloc of industrialized countries for annexing Crimea from Ukraine.

His latest statements come days after the special counsel indicted 12 Russian intelligence agents for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Other issues include the potential for nuclear arms talks and North Korea's nuclear challenge, given that US officials have said Russian Federation had worked in the past to help Pyongyang circumvent global sanctions.

In an interview on Sunday, Trump downplayed the significance of the tete a tete. "But I don't think it's bad for the president that this is out there because it's clear he has to raise it".

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Before coming to Europe, Trump predicted his meeting with Putin could be the "easiest" stage of a tour that included stops in Brussels and Britain.

"I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade", Trump said on CBS's "Face the Nation".

Nonetheless, Bolton said the indictment is a "serious matter" that Trump needs to talk about it with Putin. But I could name others also.

Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia's Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience that he had last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore: a summit that became a mass media event complete with powerful presidential images.

"Nothing bad is going to come out of it (Helsinki), and maybe some good will come out", he said.

Trump told CBS that "Russia is a foe in certain respects", and also named the European Union and China as "foes" economically, over trade practices for which Washington has imposed sanctions, sparking a trade war.

John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, said in an interview with ABC's "This Week" that the United States would not be looking for "deliverables" and that the meeting would be "unstructured", beginning with a one-on-one session between the two leaders.