Trump arrives in Helsinki for summit with Putin

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.

Trump has said he and Putin will discuss among other issues reducing nuclear weapons.

In a tweet this morning Trump hailed the summit as a success and blamed the media for perceptions that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance was under strain.

Meanwhile, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, a Trump nominee, said at a speech Friday that among state actors, Russian Federation is the most aggressive in launching cyberattacks on USA systems.

The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can not compel Russian Federation to hand over citizens.

United States President Donald Trump arrived in Finland's capital Helsinki on Sunday for his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

In the CBS News interview, Trump said he's entering the Helsinki summit with "low expectations".


She told the BBC: "He told me I should sue the European Union - not go into negotiations". The charges last Friday were the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the election to help Republican Mr Trump. "So, because we waste time saying Putin needs to admit this and apologize, he's not going to admit that he did it".

But for the United States, and frankly the U.K. and other places, to get along with Russian Federation and China and all of these other places...that's a good thing, that's not a bad thing.

When asked by CBS if he would ask Putin to extradite the Russians to the United States, Trump said he might. "I think we need to be done with this, so we can start actually protecting our elections from foreign countries". He will hold talks with the Russian president in Helsinki on Monday. Trump named the European Union first.

"It isn't a summit", US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman told NBC'S "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd.

Speaking in an interview with CBS Evening News published on the network's website yesterday, Mr Trump sought to temper hopes about how much could be achieved at the first one-on-one meeting between the two leaders.

Trump added others to his list, but in milder terms.

"He has already said that he has asked Putin about meddling, Putin told him he didn't do it, and he believed him", Murphy said. You got me!' There won't be Perry Mason here, I don't think.


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