Bolton says he raised US election meddling with Putin

Bolton says he raised US election meddling with Putin

Bolton says he raised US election meddling with Putin

Ahead of the big Trump-Putin summit, Fox News' Chris Wallace spoke with National Security Advisor John Bolton about his recent meeting with Vladimir Putin and the public rhetoric from President Trump on Russian Federation.

On Wednesday, US National Security Adviser John Bolton arrived in Moscow to prepare a possible meeting between the two countries' president.

Explaining to Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that the summit would be "somewhat unstructured" so as to skip "the pressure of immediate deadlines or crises", Bolton said that he didn't think that Trump has conceded his leverage over the election meddling issue by accepting Russia's innocence on Twitter.

"It should be noted that real panic isn't here but across the ocean", the presenter said, adding the fact that bunker sales in the United States have risen since Mr Trump's election. A man-to-man meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin is the kind of encounter that United States President Donald Trump, confident of America's military and economic clout - Russia's entire GDP is less than California's - and his own deal-making ability, seems to relish.

Asked by reporters on Air Force One whether reports about him dropping Washington's longstanding opposition to the annexation were true, Trump said, "We're going to have to see".

"No, that's not the position of the United States", Bolton responded.

Trump's refusal to reaffirm the long-standing U.S. opposition to Russia's intervention in Ukraine will dismay European allies ahead of next month's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.

US intelligence agencies have alleged that Russian hackers had tried to help Trump win the White House, something Russia has flatly denied.


"Right, but saying "we'll see" suggests it might be", Brennan added.

At the Singapore Summit, 'Kim Jong-Un said to me: The two of us have to get a picture together.

When he finished, Wallace said, "Well, you say some of the things that we listed, these were all obviously reported, some of them were clearly true".

Just days after Western leaders meet in Brussels on July 11, Trump is due to fly to Helsinki for his first one-on-one summit on July 16 with Putin.

In addition, according to the President of the United States, he "sees no problems in having good relations with Russian Federation". He also said not to forget that President Barack Obama "gave up" Crimea.

Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russian Federation by the United States in response, and its military intervention in the war in Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad are major causes of strain in the two countries' relations.

The Kremlin leader, on the other hand, can expect to gain a great deal from a Russia-US summit.

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