So you have him really taking a partisan look at that and then you have the Homeland Security secretary saying, this is America, this is about American people, this is about American voters and why this all really matters is because now we're going into a midterm election where if Democrats are targeted by Russian Federation or others whether or not President Trump wants to or not, it's going to be an American being attacked by a foreign country.
The Trump-Putin summit is still on despite a Friday bombshell from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who indicted a dozen Russian military officers for their efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA election.
Asked if Mr Putin and Mr Trump might strike a deal that would lead to the withdrawal of Iranian forces and their proxies from southwestern Syria, Mr Ushakov said Syria and the Iranian presence there would feature prominently on the summit agenda.
"We have asked, and the Russians have agreed, that it will be basically unstructured".
Trump taped the interview Saturday in Scotland.
The president flew in from Scotland, where he and his wife, Melania, spent the weekend at a golf resort he owns there.
In anticipation of the Trump-Putin meeting set to take place tomorrow, June 15, Finland placed strategic billboards and banners with special messages for President Trump, detailed Newshub.
Near Trump's hotel, police roped off a group of about 60 mostly male pro-Trump demonstrators waving American flags.
Trump said he believes such get-togethers are beneficial. "Everyone thought it was going to be 'Oh it's simple, we join or don't join, or let's see what happens".
"President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russian Federation takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they won't interfere in future elections", Schumer said in a Friday statement.
The two meet face-to-face for the first time in July 2017 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany in an encounter Trump describes as "tremendous".
Speaking on the BBC, she said: "He told me I should sue the European Union - not go into negotiations". "I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing", he said of North Korea's supreme leader whom he met last month in Singapore. "Nothing bad is going to come out of it, and maybe some good will come out".More news: Woman harassed for wearing Puerto Rican shirt speaks out
Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, replied on Twitter using one of Trump's favorite stock phrases. "So, we could do something to substantially reduce them - I mean, ideally get rid of them".
CBS's Jeff Glor asked Trump whether he would ask Putin to extradite those Russians to the United States.
Trump is scheduled to meet Putin at Helsinki, Finland tomorrow. From aboard Air Force One, Trump called the USA news media "the enemy of the people" and complained that he'll face criticism regardless of the summit outcome.
He writes, "If I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russian Federation over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough - that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!"
"Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Democrats".
But little is known about Putin, who glided up through officialdom before being handed the presidency by his predecessor Boris Yeltsin, aside from the crumbs he has fed Russian journalists over the years. Trump regularly criticizes American news media outlets and has called out some journalists by name.
The White House says the two leaders will discuss important issues in U.S.
Either way, the two leaders are also likely to discuss the ceasefire zone both sides agreed to in southwestern Syria a year ago.
In a separate letter sent last Monday, leading foreign-policy Democrats also urged Trump to hold Putin accountable for Russia's destabilization efforts, including election meddling. He kind of goes in and wings it", Warner said on NBC's "Meet the Press.
"The president can put this on the table and say, 'This is a serious matter".
Trump raised the meddling issue during his first meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg previous year. "As the Kremlin said last week, a one-one-one meeting with you "absolutely suits" him". The president has continued his solicitousness toward Putin, even suggesting the US adversary could potentially be a friend some day. And, as he has continued to assail traditional American allies for (supposedly) treating the US unfairly, he has consistently given Putin the benefit of the doubt, insisting that he believes his unconvincing denials of election meddling. Putin has denied Russian meddling in the election, which was won by Trump.