Trump casts doubt on U.S. intelligence, calls Putin's meddling denial 'strong'

Thursday, 19 Jul, 2018

Some of the president's critics have said that Trump, if he meets with Putin, should demand the extradition of the Russian officials responsible.

The president is keep expectations low the summit, but says he may come out with some very surprising things.

Mr. Trump, who was briefed on the indictment of the 12 Russians before Rosenstein's announcement Friday, said he "hadn't thought" about asking Putin to extradite them to the USA - the US has no extradition treaty with Russia.

Russian Federation has no extradition treaty with the United States, however.

"I think the DNC should have been ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to be hacked", he told Glor.

President Donald Trump was in Scotland on Saturday as he prepares for his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Warner also argued that the White House needs "other individuals from his administration in the room so we know that at least someone will press the Russians on making sure they don't interfere in future U.S. elections". I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim [Jong Un of North Korea] was a good thing.

"But for the United States, and frankly the UK and other places, to get along with Russian Federation and China and all of these other places. that's a really good thing".

Mr Trump has also been urged to raise the poisoning of two people in the United Kingdom who came into contact with the nerve agent Novichok.

When Trump said at a debate that Putin had "no respect" for Clinton or then-President Barack Obama, the former secretary of state replied, "Well, that's because he'd rather have a puppet as president of the United States".

"Mr. Putin is a trained KGB intelligence veteran who will come to this meeting well-prepared", they wrote.

"You wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe".

The Finnish media group Helsingin Sanomat took out advertising ahead of the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki to make a point. Bolton described the meeting as "unstructured", saying: "We're not looking for concrete deliverables here". Especially on foreign soil, he blamed the United States for the bad relationship with Russian Federation.

Earlier Russian Foreign Ministry commented the decision of Robert Mueller, the U.S. Special Counsel, to press charges against 12 Russian military intelligence officers.