Speaking with the US network CBS in Scotland on Saturday as he wound up the United Kingdom leg of his Europe tour, US President Donald Trump said that he was not going into talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin with high expectations. At another notable point in the 30-minute conversation, Trump reportedly falsely claimed his administration's widely criticized policy of separating undocumented immigrants from the border was actually an Obama-era policy. "I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing".
Trump had said at a Friday joint press conference with May that he had provided a suggestion to her about handing Brexit negotiations, and that she had not taken it. Details describe efforts by "Guccifer" and other fronts to reach out to Americans, including one who prosecutors say was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.
"Why didn't they do something about it?" he tweeted, adding that Mr Obama had been told about it before the vote.
Russia's constitution forbids the extradition of its own citizens.
Trump has called the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Moscow a "witch hunt" and has shown an eagerness to get along with his Russian counterpart, repeatedly referring to the former KGB leader's denials of such behavior.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser John Bolton, at least prior to joining the White House, have both been more critical of Moscow than the president they serve. The president can put this on the table and say.
"Nothing bad is going to come out of it, and maybe some good will come out", he said.More news: Trump says committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as allies agree to boost defense spending
Asked whether he would press his Russian counterpart to send to the United States members of the Russian military intelligence agency accused of hacking Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign, he said: "Well, I might". As for Russian Federation, it's a "foe in certain respects".
The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes for a summit next week between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Federal officials also say it's possible that malware might have been planted that could tamper with voting or paralyze computer systems in future elections.
In all, some 16 protests against both Trump and Putin's are expected to take place in the Finnish capital on Sunday and Monday. I've been told that by a number of people.
"If the Russians wanted to exfiltrate data from the RNC and use it against Donald Trump, they would have done so", Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.
Democrats, however, said he should cancel the Helsinki summit, arguing the indictments revealed the lengths to which Putin had gone to meddle in the election that brought Trump to power. The US leader added that he doesn't necessarily view them negatively.
But Jon Huntsman, the USA ambassador to Russian Federation, said Monday's meeting "is really the first time for both presidents to actually sit across the table and have a conversation, and I hope it's a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests". "It means that they are competitive", he said in the interview with CBS Evening News's Jeff Glor, which was conducted on Saturday.