The date and place of the meeting of Putin and trump

Frederick Owens
July 4, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would raise the issue of alleged Russian meddling in U.S. elections during his planned meeting with President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next month.

Last November, Trump also said he believed Putin's denial that Russian Federation did not seek to interfere in the 2016 election, despite a finding from United States intelligence agencies that it did.

Asked about lifting of sanctions on Russia, Trump appeared to be non-committal.

This Peskov stressed that the positions of Moscow and Washington on many issues, quite the diametrical way apart.

Previously, sanctions had been imposed during the administration of President Barack Obama in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

He tweeted Thursday, "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!".

In a separate interview on "Fox News Sunday", Bolton offered a testy assessment of critics who have questioned the president's negotiating style with foreign leaders - including a disastrous encounter with other members of the Group of 7 in May - as off-the-cuff, impulsive and ill-informed, with a tendency to flatter authoritarian figures while slapping down longtime US friends.

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This would be Trump's first summit with Putin, even though the leaders have met twice in the last one and half year.

However, he has been facing backlash from the Opposition Democrats and the think-tank community who believe that Russian Federation under Putin interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Russian Federation has denied USA intelligence agencies' assessment that Moscow sought to interfere with the 2016 US election to boost Trump's prospects of becoming president.

"We did indeed talk about Russian interference in the elections and I expect it will be a subject of conversation between the two presidents as well", Bolton said at a news conference.

We talk about Ukraine, we're going to talk about Syria. We'll be talking about elections.

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

The tweet reopened the question of whether Trump would broach the issue with Putin during their highly anticipated summit next month in Helsinki. "The US does not want, that someone interfered in the elections". Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign worked with Moscow. "The one thing I'd say is Trump's not doing anything to counter those forces; he is accelerating them", he said.

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