A federal grand jury on Friday alleged that officers of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, secretly monitored computers and stole data from the campaign of Trump's former rival, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Trump is scheduled to meet Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday.
Speaking to reporters while returning from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, President Andrzej Duda on Thursday said he had discussed the idea with USA leader Donald Trump on the sidelines of the gathering in Brussels. Instead, Trudeau's announcement prior to the summit - plans to lead a new training mission in Iraq and an extension on its role with a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation battle group in Latvia through 2023 - were aimed at demonstrating a commitment beyond mere dollars.
Then US president Barack Obama said at a press conference at the Wales summit the alliance would "reverse the decline of defence spending and rise to meet the challenges that we face in the 21st century".
The leaders of the 29-member alliance adopted a declaration at the end of the summit stating, "we reiterate the decision made at the 2008 Bucharest [NATO] summit that Georgia will become a member of the alliance". And the president's declaration was also directly contradicted by one of his closest personal allies, French President Emanuel Macron.
"There is a communiqué that was published yesterday".
Member nations agree to specific targets for military spending, though the dollar amounts - and total percentage of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation budget - vary depending on their size.More news: Woman harassed for wearing Puerto Rican shirt speaks out
But Macron disputed Trump's claims, saying that the joint statement the leaders had signed went no further than what had previously been agreed, apart from setting out how some countries plan to get there.
We now know, however, that he had been told that Russian Federation was trying to help his father's campaign and may have dirt on Hillary Clinton in a private email exchange just the month before. "And I know that's valued very highly over here and people can disagree strongly and still go out to dinner".
And while all member nations have agreed, in principle, to work toward the 2 percent spending goal, each country is ultimately beholden to unique political processes and must consult with their respective parliaments to secure increased military spending. "I think we have a very clear argument that is based on the previous experiences of our allies and continuous progress that we all witness if we want to call things by name and not fall to propaganda", he noted.
He's got a point to an extent, but the 29 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies already have a commitment in place to increase contributions by a certain per cent of their GDP by the year 2024. "We all agreed we have to deliver on that", Stoltenberg said, later saying: "We have agreed that we need to make good on the pledges we have made".
Trump claimed a personal victory at the summit after telling European allies to increase spending or lose Washington's support.