Published: Mon, July 16, 2018

Sen. Mark Warner: Vladimir Putin will 'take advantage' of Donald Trump

Sen. Mark Warner: Vladimir Putin will 'take advantage' of Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday named Russia, the European Union and China as "foes", in an interview aired on the eve of his summit with Russian Premier Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were charged on Friday with hacking Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic Party in a stunning indictment just three days before President Donald Trump meets with Russia's Vladimir Putin. "I don't know what's going to happen, but I can tell you what I'll be asking for and we'll see if something comes of it".

Finland has a long legacy of hosting U.S.

But in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, Trump - or more likely Dan Scavino, Jr.

The Tumps met with Finnish president Sauli Niinisto and his wife, Jenni Haukio, on Monday morning.

Near Trump's hotel, police roped off a group of about 60 mostly male pro-Trump demonstrators waving American flags.

Chants of "We Love Trump, We Love Trump" broke out as the president's motorcade passed and Trump waved.

Trump sparred with Stoltenberg at a breakfast on the first morning of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, railing against German investment in Russian oil and calling for an increase in defense spending by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members. Trump replied, "I think we have a lot of foes".

The U.S. leader said he was looking forward to meeting Putin in the Finnish capital, but said, "Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russian Federation over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough - that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!" "He may come in with maps of Syria or maps of Ukraine, and frankly I think he'll take advantage of this president, who we know doesn't do much prep work before these meetings", Sen.

But just hours before Rosenstein's announcement, the president continued to say the investigation was a "witch hunt" and hurt the relationship between the USA and Russian Federation. It doesn't mean anything.

Trump added the European Union has "really taken advantage of us on trade" though this "does not mean that they are bad".

In preparation for the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, a small indie brewery made a limited edition lager which has proven very popular amid the political drama of the day.

Trump made the statement in an interview with CBS News, mentioning the European Union when asked to name who he considered the nation's biggest foe. I've heard it called a summit. There were other tweets on a variety of subjects - but none criticized Russian Federation or praised the justice department indictments.

Putin is regarded as having created a culture of violence and impunity that has resulted in the killing of some Russian journalists.

Trump taped the interview Saturday in Scotland.

At the meeting the two leaders enjoyed the view from a balcony and had breakfast. But House GOP leaders like Speaker Paul Ryan aren't comfortable with going after Rosenstein, with Ryan recently saying the Department of Justice has been showing a good-faith effort to meet the requests of the Judiciary Committee and the House Intelligence Committee.

"President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russian Federation takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won't interfere in future elections".

Russian Federation hoped however that the summit would be "the first step" in overcoming a crisis in relations, he said.

US National Security Adviser John Bolton has said both sides have agreed the meeting will have no set agenda.

"I am confident that President Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin will put America in a better place".

Putin has denied meddling in the election.

Evidence of this includes the mention of state election boards and other non-federal institutions in the document, and its scope, which in essence is a legal attempt to hold the Russian state accountable for wide-ranging intelligence activities.

"When we confront foreign interference in American elections, it is important for us to avoid thinking politically as Republicans or Democrats and instead to think patriotically as Americans", he said.

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