Trump a bigger threat than Putin, Germans say

Marsha Scott
July 19, 2018

President Donald Trump said "nothing bad... maybe some good" will come out of his summit Monday with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Finland. The meeting comes days after the office of special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking into computers during the 2016 election.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned US President Donald Trump against making any unilateral deals with Russian Federation that come with a cost for the United States' Western allies.

The letter was signed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who was among those who on Friday called on Trump to cancel the summit, and the top Democrats on the Senate Intelligence, Armed Services, Foreign Relations and other national security-related committees, CNN reported.

On late Sunday night, Trump and his wife Melania arrived in Helsinki for the much-awaited summit with Putin.

But he said he found it "hard to believe" Mr Putin did not know about the alleged election hacking and the subject would be mentioned.

Trump told Glor he believes in meetings, saying having meetings with Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Xi Jinping are good.

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"But for the United States, and frankly the UK and other places, to get along with Russian Federation and China and all of these other places. that's a really good thing". "But, in a trade sense, they've really taken advantage of us and many of those countries are in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and they weren't paying their bills". "The intelligence community was full of bias people, including Peter Strzok, McCabe and dozens of others", Paul said.

Putin and Trump first met during the G20 summit in Germany's Hamburg in July last year and again met for the second time in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam in November last year. "I don't think you'll have any, 'gee, I did it, I did it, you got me, '" he said. Putin also suggested that the two countries form a joint working group on cybersecurity that would look into the election issue, prompting Trump to say it was an "interesting idea".

The President added that "Russia is a foe in certain respects".

Bolton said the Justice Department indictments ahead of the meeting strengthens Trump's hands and shows that the agency is aware of the efforts to meddle in the elections. "We have asked, and the Russians have agreed, that it will be basically unstructured".

In his prior role at the CIA, Pompeo vowed to fight Russian interference in USA elections later this year.

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