Will Trump press Putin on election meddling denials?

04 July, 2018, 02:37 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Will Trump speak truth to Putin? We have our doubts

The president was obviously not intentionally referring to the discord caused in the U.S.by his election and the subsequent actions of him and his administration, but rather the discord which has resulted from the Russian Federation investigation.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One as they depart for Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, from Morristown, New Jersey, July 1, 2018.

The British authorities, in the meantime, express concerns about the future of Trump-Putin meeting, as no one can predict what the head of the United States may say, Bloomberg reported citing high-ranking sources in the UK government.

"I think the problem for any European leader is (that) you just don't know what the response is going to be when you need America's help", he said. I think it's about him, and he's a narcissist, it's all about him.

"In my meeting with President Putin, he was very kind to go through the whole list of items on his agenda", Bolton said.

Asked about lifting of sanctions on Russia, Trump appeared to be non-committal. "We're going to be talking to them about Syria", he said. Before meeting with the Russian President trump intends to participate in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, which will be held July 11-12. Asked by Sunday Morning Futures host Maria Bartiromo whether he had any comments on, or will support, his Congressional allies' efforts to investigate alleged anti-Trump bias within the FBI and Russian Federation investigation, the president claimed he was trying to stay above the fray - before proceeding to attack the Russian Federation probe.

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He tweeted Thursday that, "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!". Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is probing whether Trump campaign officials participated in the Russian interference.

"He said he didn't meddle".

The tweet reopened the question of whether Trump would broach the issue with Putin during their highly anticipated summit next month in Helsinki.

Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine has led to economic sanctions being placed on Moscow, but the subject will not be discussed in the Finnish capital, Peskov said.

Peskov explained that President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss "all the other questions" in the "search for potential common ground". "Spain, France, it's unfair what they've done to the United States".

Asked on Friday if the United States would recognize Crimea as part of Russia, Trump said: "We're going to have to see".

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