Monday is Trump Putin summit day - starts at 1015GMT

Posted July 17, 2018

"There won't be a Perry Mason here, I don't think. I really believe that", Trump said, vowing the summit was "only the beginning".

He cited his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in June as a "good thing", along with meetings he's had with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"I think it's a good thing to meet".

Trump, in Britain over the weekend for a state visit, went on to say he anticipates getting along with Putin, who he has met with before.

Asked whether Trump would ask Putin to turn over the 12 military intelligence officials, US national security adviser John Bolton called the idea "pretty silly" and said doing so would put the president in a "weak position".

"I hadn't thought of that". "But I certainly, I'll be asking about it. They were doing whatever it was during the Obama administration".

Trump is blaming the Democratic National Committee for "allowing themselves to be hacked". "It means that they are competitive". "I am sure everyone liked the way they played, and so did I". "We have to assume - and if we have proof that they did it, which it sounds like we [do] - we should now spend our time protecting ourselves instead of having this witch hunt on the president", Paul continued.

When Face the Nation's Jeff Glor told Trump that "a lot of people might be surprised to hear you list the European Union as a foe before China and Russia", Trump made it sound as though it upset him to have to challenge Europe, his ancestral homeland.

The president said he might ask for Putin to send the dozen Russians who were indicted by the Mueller probe to the United States.

"It's always going to be a political decision as to whether you actually enforce Article 5, and I think that there is a very important question today as to whether President Trump would actually stand up for Article 5", Murphy said.

Trump flew into Helsinki from Scotland on Sunday after lumping Russian Federation together with the European Union and China as United States enemies, in an interview aired on the eve of his first one-on-one summit with the Kremlin boss.

The President added that "Russia is a foe in certain respects". It doesn't mean anything. "We can do more, so if you want to do an arms race you'll lose", according to the report.

Mr Trump and Mr Putin have met twice before, during worldwide summits past year in Germany and Vietnam. But there are few people who I think have real insight into U.S. intelligence and high level statecraft and have a sense of what kind of things are realistic and which are not.

She also noted Trump told her not to walk away from the Brexit negotiations, during their joint press conference.

"Well, I might", Trump said.

Trump left for the summit after relaxing at one of his golf courses in Scotland following a tumultuous trip to Britain, which itself came after he bashed heads at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.