Hillary Clinton hits Trump over Putin summit, with a World Cup reference

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China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. Putin hopes the meeting, mere hours after he presided over the World Cup finals, will help him forge good personal ties with Trump and focus on areas where Moscow and Washington may be able to find common ground, such as Syria.

"I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade", he said in an interview to CBS News while in Scotland.

Clinton, Trump's opponent in the 2016 presidential election, tweeted on Sunday night. "It means that they are competitive".

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. I don't know what that strategic objective was.

He also says that Russian Federation is a foe "in certain respects" and that China is a foe "economically". The summit also started almost an hour late.

Just a few hours before the start of the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president harshly criticized Washington's policy toward Moscow and the "Russia probe" against him as damaging bilateral relations.

Trump did not explicitly say he believed Putin on the subject of election interference but did say the Russian leader's denials were "extremely powerful".

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned Trump against making any unilateral deals with Russian Federation that come with a cost for the United States' Western allies.

Ahead of the summit, both sides talked down the event, however, with Trump telling CBS he was going in with "low expectations" and John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, saying on ABC's "This Week" that the United States was not looking for "deliverables" and that the meeting would be "unstructured".

Peter Strzok is the former FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages have prompted congressional investigations into political bias at the FBI.

"Our relationship with Russian Federation has NEVER been worse", he wrote, blaming "many years of United States foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!" "What they do to us in trade".

Ahead of Trump's meeting with Putin, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers had urged the US president to press for the extradition to the United States of the Russian agents.

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Trump made the brief prediction Monday at a breakfast at Finland's presidential residence in Helsinki.

Trump congratulated Putin on Russia's hosting of the World Cup football tournament, which climaxed Sunday in Moscow with the Kremlin chief in attendance.

The reason for Putin's delay was not clear.

Trump will then be returning to his hotel before heading to the presidential palace for his highly anticipated talks with Putin.

Mark Warner said Sunday that he wants more Americans to accompany President Donald Trump during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. "And it is why I believe we are at a critical point", Coats said.

"Second, the President must demand that the 12 Russians named in the indictment be sent to the U.S.to stand trial".

Trump's conciliatory tone toward Putin is a stark contrast to his combative attitude at last week's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, highlighting once again the president's transactional approach to foreign policy.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the head of the Foreign Relations Committee, expressed disbelief Monday that Trump did not back up US intelligence agencies.

The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can't compel Russian Federation to hand over citizens, and a provision in Russia's constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries.

"We'll be talking about other parts of the Middle East".

"Frankly, we have not been getting along for the last number of years".

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