Donald Trump to challenge Putin over election meddling at Helsinki summit

06 July, 2018, 03:34 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks prior to a World Cup match between Russia and Saudi Arabia

Kay Bailey Hutchison, the US Representative to NATO said the major theme of the NATO summit would be the trans-Atlantic alliance's "strength and unity".

He also defended the notion of holding the meeting with Putin in the first place, something some experts and officials have questioned, given ongoing Russian actions in Ukraine, Syria, and persistent questions about Moscow's alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

Trump's meeting with Putin comes amid Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election escalates and days after the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

As the upcoming Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit draws near, Fox News host Melissa Francis is reminding people it's essential for the president to challenge Russian Federation for their interference in American politics.

Huntsman said the USA needs to hold Russian Federation responsible for "hybrid warfare", which is widely understood to blend conventional and unconventional, regular and irregular, and information and cyber tactics. But the fact of the matter is we have not have the kind of conversations, direct conversations, across-the-table-conversations, about things like election meddling and malign activity that really do need to take place'.

Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday that he had already spoken to Putin about Crimea, telling CBS's Face the Nation that he told him "we're going to have to agree to disagree on Ukraine".

The US senators are due to meet with the upper house of the Russian parliament later Tuesday. And we don't want anybody tampering with elections.

Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama said he raised the sensitive topic.

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran said the Russian officials denied it, which raises doubts about how much was accomplished through the exchange.

Just last week, he trumpeted a Putin talking point, tweeting: "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!"



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