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Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Trump Says He Hadn’t Thought of Asking Putin to Extradite Hackers

Trump Says He Hadn’t Thought of Asking Putin to Extradite Hackers

The Russian president will arrive in Helsinki early Monday morning after he watched the FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday afternoon in Moscow.

He said Trump is going into the summit with a stronger hand because of the indictments.

But after being given the idea by his interviewer, Trump said, "Certainly I'll be asking about it". A choir, a bagpiper, a tambourine band and poetry readings added to the carnival spirit.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. "The horrific scenes at the Mexican border are just the latest example of his repudiation of decent human values".

Brookie also is concerned that Trump's offhanded comments show that he doesn't have high expectations for the meeting.

Charly Salonius-Pasternak, an analyst at the Finnish Foreign Policy Institute, is among those casting a pessimistic eye on the summit - especially after Trump's chaotic appearance at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and disruptive visit to the United Kingdom over the past week.

The summit is expected to touch on a variety of issues, including Russian election meddling, Syria, arms control, Putin's 2014 takeover of Crimea from Ukraine and sanctions.

As of Friday, the inquiry has indicted 32 people - mostly Russian nationals in absentia - as well as three companies and four former Trump advisers.

"I think it's a good thing to meet", Trump said.

A U.S. federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed United States accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the election to help Republican Trump.

The indictments formed part of an investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump has denounced as a "witch hunt" created to undermine the legitimacy of his surprise win over Hillary Clinton. Trump did congratulate Putin on his victory, a source told CNN at the time.

"I will absolutely bring that up". But I heard they were trying to hack the Republicans too. Asked whether he held the same feelings toward Putin, Saavalainen said his priority was speaking out against the USA president.

Leading Democratic senators asked Trump in a letter Saturday to scrap the summit if he was not prepared "to make Russia's attack on our election the top issue you will discuss".

The charges shine an even greater spotlight on Trump's treatment of Putin, who has repeatedly denied Russian Federation sought to intervene or skew the US election that Trump, a Republican, unexpectedly won.

The meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump is unlikely to result in a breakthrough, since Moscow will not ditch its "allies and friends" for the USA, while Trump will face a domestic backlash for getting cozy with Russian Federation.

In a segment for CBS News's Face the Nation, host Jeff Glor asked the president to name his "biggest foe globally right now".

"I think it's a good thing to meet. They didn't!" Acosta had objected to Trump dismissing the news outlet as "fake news". The rest of the interview will air on Monday. Acosta also replied to Trump on Twitter. I hadn't thought of that. Perhaps we should even the playing field next time and you can take my question.

Trump, a 72-year-old former NY real estate developer who praises his own dealmaking skills, and Putin, a 65-year-old former KGB spy who cultivates a macho image as a Russian man of action, are due to have some time alone at the summit.

"The reason why we have hard relations with Russian Federation is not because of the Mueller probe, but because Russian Federation intervened in our election", Mr. Warner said.

Almost 300 billboards - which preview some of both presidents' most "turbulent relations" with the media from 2000 to 2018 - are posted along the routes from the airport to the site of the summit, according to a press release about the campaign from Helsingin Sandomat.

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