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Protesters converge in Finland for anti-summit rally

Protesters converge in Finland for anti-summit rally Protesters converge in Finland for anti-summit rally
Gerardo Duncan | 16 July, 2018, 04:07

On the eve of his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump rattled allies once more by labeling the European Union a "foe" with regard to trade.

US President Donald Trump said in a new interview that he hadn't thought of pressing Russian President Vladimir Putin on extraditing the dozen Russian officials charged with hacking Democratic Party emails, while continuing to blame Democrats for the stolen emails that upended the 2016 presidential campaign.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, replied on Twitter using one of Trump's favorite stock phrases.

"That's what one of the purposes of this meeting is, so the president can see eye-to-eye with President Putin and ask him about it", Bolton said.

He planned no public appearances until Monday, when he heads to the Presidential Palace for breakfast with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto.

CBS News released excerpts Sunday, hours before Trump was set to fly to Helsinki for the summit.

Hours before the Justice Department announcement, Trump complained anew that the special counsel's investigation is complicating his efforts to forge a better working relationship with Russian Federation.

Congress also passed sweeping new sanctions on Russian Federation last summer that Trump begrudgingly signed because Republicans and Democrats say the administration has not done enough to punish Russian Federation for its election interference and deter them from acting again in the 2018 midterms. "I would say, in fact, it strengthens his hand".

"We are not looking for concrete deliverables", White House national security adviser, John Bolton, told ABC's "This Week" in an interview. "So this is an attempt to see if we can defuse and take some of the drama and quite frankly some of the danger out of the relationship right now". There were calls from Capitol Hill for the president to cancel the summit after Friday's indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers accused of hacking Democrats in an effort to help Trump. Democrats have expressed concerns about Trump's ability to sit down and challenge Putin during a one-on-one meeting.

President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to Russian hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 USA election - cyberattacks underpinning the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers.

"It shows that the justice system, the Department of Justice, are aware of these Russian efforts in election meddling, and I think the president can put this on the table and say, 'This is a serious matter that we need to talk about'".

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

"We know that Trump doesn't do a lot of prep work for these meetings". Huntsman said the summit must go on because Russian engagement is needed to solve some global issues.

Trump complained: "No matter how well I do at the Summit", he'll face "criticism that it wasn't good enough".

Yet Trump has repeatedly diminished any dark motives on the part of Putin, who has become a recurring theme at his campaign rallies in the weeks leading up to the summit.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, said it's inevitable that Russian Federation will interfere in United States elections and that it's pointless for Trump to confront Putin about it. "The Russian state has never interfered and has no intention of interfering in the USA elections", Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Friday. Russia's constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries. But I certainly, I'll be asking about it.

While the summit will likely include discussions on Syria, Ukraine and a nuclear arms treaty, the focus from outside the meeting will be on how Trump handles the charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Huntsman on Sunday said that it was "highly unlikely" the United States would recognize Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, but would not rule it out.

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