Trump to meet with Russia's Putin next week at G20 summit

Michele Moreno
June 30, 2017

According to Yury Ushakov, the ongoing political confrontation in the United States undermines the policy of the Trump administration in relations with Russian Federation and worldwide affairs.

"We're engaged in wide-ranging discussions about irritants and problems in the relationship and areas to explore common interests and opportunities", McMaster said.

Earlier Wednesday, CNN reported that Trump's own advisers are struggling to convince him that Russia's election meddling still poses a threat, according to multiple senior administration officials.

"We assume that contact will take place, as the two presidents will at the same time be in one town, in one building, in one room", Lavrov said.

The Senate panel and other congressional committees, as well as Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller, are investigating Russian Federation and the 2016 presidential election and potential collusion between Moscow and President Donald Trump's campaign.

Trump has struck a tough tone on Russia's ally Syria, ordering a missile attack on a military base there in April after it reportedly was used to launch a chemical attack; and warning this week that the government of Bashar al-Assad would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out a new chemical attack.

Rep. Jim Himes (D., Conn.) believes that President Barack Obama did not do enough to respond to Russian hacking in the 2016 presidential election.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Trump at the White House on Tuesday in what he himself said was an attempt to "arm" the USA president with information ahead of his meeting with Putin.

But Obama's defenders point out that he did raise the issue directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin, directed a comprehensive intelligence review, shut down two Russian compounds, sanctioned nine Russian entities and individuals and ejected 35 Russian diplomats from the country. Last week, former Homeland Security agency chief Jeh Johnson and other USA officials confirmed Russia's meddling in testimony on Capitol Hill.

Officials from those administrations say American officials initially overestimated their potential areas of cooperation with the Russian leader.

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