Trump accepts Vladimir Putin's denials of election meddling

Trump accepts Vladimir Putin's denials of election meddling

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, April 19, 2018.

U.S. President Donald Trump is setting low expectations for his Monday's summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Meanwhile, thousands of protesters gathered in Helsinki on Sunday ahead of Trump's arrival.

"I think it's a good thing to meet". "I want to tell you". 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.

After watching as President Trump held one-on-one talks with leaders from around the world - even North Korea - the Russian president will finally have his American counterpart's undivided attention when they meet on Monday in the Finnish capital Helsinki.

Russian Federation has no extradition treaty with the U.S.so it is unlikely that the Russian Federation would turn them over to the U.S.to stand trial.

But doing so, Huntsman cautioned, "doesn't necessarily mean that the Russians are going to follow through".

On Friday, the Justice Department released an indictment of 12 Russian spies accused of hacking Democrats during the elections and dumping unflattering emails on the Internet.

He said that Russian Federation is a foe "in certain respects" and that China is a foe "economically. but that doesn't mean they are bad".

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 United States elections of 2016.

In the interview with CBS, Trump said he "might" press Putin to extradite the indicted Russians.

Mueller charged 11 of the officers with conspiring to hack into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee networks. "We have to assume - and if we have proof that they did it, which it sounds like we [do] - we should now spend our time protecting ourselves instead of having this witch hunt on the president", Paul continued. "I mean, plenty of the people that I deal with are pretty ruthless people".

"Well I think we have a lot of foes - I think the European Union is a foe - what they do to us in trade. They had bad defences and they were able to be hacked".

The meeting was condemned in advance by an assortment of members of Congress from both parties after the USA indictment last week of 12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in the 2016 election to help Trump.

Others take on the issue of the day, with one reading, "Trump furious over leaks and blames media for complicating meeting with Putin".

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