But Jon Huntsman, the USA ambassador to Russian Federation, says Monday's meeting "is really the first time for both presidents to actually sit across the table and have a conversation and I hope it's a detailed conversation about where we might be able to find some overlapping and shared interests". "But I will absolutely, firmly ask the question". "They were doing whatever it was during the Obama administration", he added, echoing previous tweets on the matter.
The United States does not have an extradition treaty with Russian Federation.
Speaking at a press conference alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May, President Trump seemed reluctant on a question of whether the U.S. and Russian Federation could realistically build a stronger alliance given Moscow's intervention in Ukraine.
Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted by a USA grand jury on Friday - just three days before President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin - for interfering in the November 2016 presidential election.
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"[Trump] was perfectly prepared to have [the indictment] come before the meeting with Putin, "John Bolton said Sunday on ABC's "This Week"".
"The defendants accessed email accounts of volunteers and employees of a United States presidential campaign, including the campaign chairman starting in March of 2016", the deputy attorney general said. "I think the DNC should be ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to be hacked".
"These actions are persistent, they are pervasive, and they are meant to undermine America's democracy on a daily basis regardless of whether it is election time or not", he said.
The move, first reported by Politico on Friday, comes just hours after Rosenstein announced a dozen new indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers who targeted the 2016 USA presidential election.
Some Republicans in Congress sharply criticize Trump’s comments on Putin
Trump laid out a list of topics for discussion that notably did not include Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. It's taking a while for the near-universal stunned reaction to today's joint Trump-Putin presser to yield to analysis.
In an apparent jab at his Democratic colleagues, Paul noted that the topics of Russian election interference and the Mueller probe have "gotten partisan" to the point that "we've forgotten that, really, the most important thing is the integrity of our election".
It wouldn't be the first time that Trump fired someone with a tweet, if he does in fact go this route.
Putin is pushing back against claims that his government interfered in the USA election.
Screenshot via ABCNational security adviser gave his insight on US President Donald Trump's big meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
The Trump-Putin summit is likely to take place for several hours and the two presidents will address a joint news conference after it, according to the Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov.
Russian intel officers indicted for hacking DNC
Trump says he will bring up election meddling with Putin, but according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, only Putin, Mr. Trump and interpreters will be in the room - and that, he claimed to the Russian outlet RT, is what the USA requested.
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