"Low expectations" ahead of Helsinki meeting with Putin

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Trump names EU a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

Trump later attempted to disavow his words, calling the interview "fake news", after it proved embarrassing during his meeting with May.

The U.S. president, who was interviewed at the golf resort in Scotland that he has plugged at least three times during his European trip, also vowed that "nothing bad" will come out of the much-anticipated Putin summit.

The mere fact that the two leaders are convening here Monday in the Presidential Palace, against sweeping views of the Baltic Sea, gives Putin an early victory. "They were doing whatever it was during the Obama administration", Trump said of asking for Russian agents indicted in the Mueller probe.

"But they're going, 'Will President Trump be prepared?"

Bolton noted that Putin has repeatedly denied any knowledge of Russian efforts to meddle in the U.S. election but he said the indictments cast doubts on the credibility of the Russian president's assertions.

In the interview Trump told CBS that he had not thought about asking Putin to hand over the 12 Russians indicted for alleged interference in the USA elections of 2016.

But he told CBS that he was going into it with "low expectations".

Huntsman on Sunday said that it was "highly unlikely" the United States would recognise Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, but would not rule it out. "I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing".

"Nothing bad is going to come out of" the Helsinki meeting, he said, "and maybe some good will come out".

He described the European Union, a bloc of nation's that includes many of America's closest allies, as a "foe", particularly on trade. "It means that they are competitive", he told CBS on Saturday.

Asked if Trump would present Putin "with the evidence that it was ..."

Trump is set to meet with Putin in Helsinki on Monday. From aboard Air Force One, Trump called the U.S. news media "the enemy of the people" and complained that he'll face criticism regardless of the summit outcome.

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"Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russian Federation for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament - one of the best ever!" he said.

The U.S. leader contended on Twitter that the American news media "is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems know how to do is resist and obstruct".

Putin is regarded as creating a culture of violence and impunity that has resulted in the killing of some Russian journalists. Trump regularly criticizes American news media outlets and has called out some journalists by name.

Trump also praised Putin for holding the World Cup, which finished up Sunday. But afterward, the U.S. and Russian Federation had different accounts of what was said during the two leaders' more-than-two-hour discussion.

They meet again in November 2017 in Vietnam on the margins of an Asia-Pacific APEC summit, pictured smiling together. They're both very experienced and wise to the world, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman said.

The Virginia senator was among the top Democrats in Congress who called for Trump to cancel his upcoming summit with Putin after the Justice Department announced the indictments. He kind of goes in and wings it", Warner said on NBC's "Meet the Press.

"It's pretty silly for the president to demand something that he can't get legally", Bolton said on ABC News' This Week.

Trump has said he wants to raise nuclear arms control, Ukraine and Syria with Putin, who has served as Russia's preeminent leader since Boris Yeltsin resigned on the last day of 1999.

Others on the United States side sought to lower expectations, attempting to downgrade the summit to just a regular bilateral meeting, given that no major achievements are likely. She said US intelligence officials are seeing "persistent Russian efforts using social media, sympathetic spokespeople and other fronts to sow discord and divisiveness amongst the American people, though not necessarily focused on specific politicians or political campaigns". And, as he has continued to assail traditional American allies for (supposedly) treating the US unfairly, he has consistently given Putin the benefit of the doubt, insisting that he believes his unconvincing denials of election meddling.

Still, the idea of nuclear talks seems to appeal to both Trump, who is looking for a win from the summit, and Putin, who wants Russian Federation to appear as an equal to the USA and a nuclear superpower on the world stage.

The indictment stands as the clearest Justice Department allegation yet of Russian efforts to interfere, through illegal hacking, in the USA presidential election before Americans went to the polls - and the first to implicate the Russian government directly.

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