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Offbeat 'What am I gonna do? He may deny it': Trump says he'll bring up election meddling with Putin

18:26  12 july  2018
18:26  12 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Trump and U.S. delegation to bring up election meddling with Putin

  Trump and U.S. delegation to bring up election meddling with Putin <p>President Donald Trump intends to raise the issues of arms control, Ukraine, Syria and election meddling during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, an official said.</p>The official stressed that while U.S. officials have "repeatedly" raised election meddling in meetings with Russian officials, "the fact of the matter is we have not had the kinds of conversations, direct conversations, across the table conversations about things like election meddling and malign activity that really do need to take place.

' What am I gonna do ? He may deny it ': Trump tells the press he ' ll raise their 'favorite question' by bringing up election meddling with Putin . Said he would tell him : 'Don't do it again'. The Intelligence Community concluded Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election .

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to bring up Russian election meddling during his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin , part of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea.

a man wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, in 2017. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, in 2017. President Donald Trump said he would once again raise the sensitive issue of election meddling with Russian President Vladimir Putin – then predicted his counterpart "may deny it."

Trump brought up his upcoming Helsinki summit with Putin as he took reporters' questions at the NATO summit in Brussels. But he took a fatalistic attitude about what might happen.    

"What am I gonna do? He may deny it," Trump said. 

"It's one of those things. All I can say is: 'Did you?' And "Don't do it again,'" he said.

Pompeo says Trump-Putin summit should proceed

  Pompeo says Trump-Putin summit should proceed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump should proceed with his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday even as the political fallout continues over the indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for hacking into Democrats' computer networks and emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. Despite calls by top Democrats in Congress for Trump to cancel the meeting, Pompeo told reporters on his flight back from Mexico Friday night, "I think it's very important that they meet.

President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to bring up Russian election meddling during his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin , part of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea.

President Donald Trump suggested on Saturday he 's done confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country's election meddling since it 's insulting to the Russian leader.

"But he may deny it. You'll be the first to know," he told reporters.

Trump also joked about the topic – which prompted a year-long Russia probe – as "your favorite question."    

"I think we go into that meeting not looking for so much," Trump said. "We want to find out about Syria' as one of the topics," he said.

"We will of course ask your favorite question about meddling," Trump said, raising the topic himself. "I will be asking that question again. But we’ll obviously be talking about other things."

He said he viewed Putin as a "competitor," but not as a "friend" or an "enemy."

Trump addressed Russia after clashing with U.S. allies inside the NATO military alliance and demanding allies pay more for "protection."

He continued to criticize Germany over an $11 billion pipeline deal with Russia.

"How do you have NATO and then you have somebody paying the people that you're protecting against?" Trump asked. "But maybe we'll get along with the people we're protecting against. I think that's a real possibility," he said.

Putin says he wanted Trump to beat Clinton .
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he wanted President Trump to win the 2016 election, a comment sure to fuel more scrutiny of Moscow's meddling efforts. "Yes, I did, because he was the one who wanted to normalize relations with Russia," Putin said when asked if he wanted Trump to win.Tru mp decided to go ahead with his meeting with Putin despite the U.S. indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers who are accused of hacking Democratic officials in 2016.The U.S.

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