Will Trump press Putin on election meddling denials?

Will Trump press Putin on election meddling denials?

Will Trump press Putin on election meddling denials?

Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, suggested on Sunday that the issue would come up as well, but also argued that Trump's summit with Putin would be a good way for the pair to get past the "political noise" caused by the Russian Federation probe. When asked how many translators would be in the room or whether Bolton would join the meeting at some point, a National Security Council spokesperson said there were no details to announce.

"We'll see what Russian Federation does".

Bolton said there was a need for a direct meeting with Putin, "especially given the Russian system where Putin essentially calls the shots". Pulling U.S. troops out of Syria would hand the entire country over to Russian Federation and Iran.

In a press conference in Moscow, Bolton attempted to dispel concerns over the president meeting with Putin, whose government is at the center of ongoing probes into possible connections to the Trump campaign. "I think we're going to have a lot of support", he said. So I think it still raises the question. "There were others where perhaps there is room for some kind of progress".

"We're going to be talking about Ukraine, we're going to be talking about Syria, we're going to be talking about elections. But I think having a relationship with China, Russia...it's a good thing", Trump said.

National security adviser John Bolton listens as President Trump speaks at the White House on May 22, 2018.


"The president wants a strong NATO", Bolton said. "Putin was pretty clear with me about it and my response was we're going to have to agree to disagree on Ukraine".

Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he would "mention" the election meddling to Russian president Vladimir Putin at their one-on-one summit in Finland later this month.

The set agenda with Putin includes an extended one-on-one meeting with Trump, which has heightened concern among some US officials regarding any concessions that may be made when the two are in the room together.

On Thursday, the CNN quoted unnamed sources as saying that Trump believes he can strike a deal with Putin on a so-called exclusion zone in southwest Syria that will allow the United States to "get out ASAP". The Post reports that Trump has ordered the Pentagon to study the removal of USA troops from Germany - a country that Trump views as an enemy because it sells cars that Americans love to buy. Trump tweeted last week. The president also suggested that Russian Federation, which was kicked out of the group after it annexed Crimea in 2014, be invited back into the organization.

Speaking about the meddling, Bolton told the Fox News Sunday programme: "I think it's something that we're concerned about".

"NATO is very interesting, we'll see what happens there. They are very, very different, the president treats them differently".

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