Politics Trump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards'

02:08  11 june  2021
02:08  11 june  2021 Source:   thehill.com

Putin talks hacking, Navalny and Capitol riot in NBC interview ahead of Biden summit

  Putin talks hacking, Navalny and Capitol riot in NBC interview ahead of Biden summit In an exclusive interview, Putin again denied that Russian hackers or the government itself were behind cyberattacks in the U.S. were "farcical," and he challenged NBC News, and by implication the U.S. government, to produce proof that Russians were involved."We have been accused of all kinds of things," Putin said. "Election interference, cyberattacks and so on and so forth. And not once, not once, not one time, did they bother to produce any kind of evidence or proof. Just unfounded accusations.

"Good luck to Biden in dealing with President Putin - don’t fall asleep during the meeting, and please give him my warmest regards !" Trump said on Thursday. The former US commander-in-chief also shared his own positive experience with the Russian President during the summit in Helsinki. Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on June 16 to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues, including global strategic stability, arms control, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and Ukraine. Commenting on the anticipated summit, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow hopes that Washington will review

Few Trump -era mysteries are as intriguing as what the 45th president said to Vladimir Putin in at least a dozen rambling, off-the-cuff calls and meetings over four years. Understanding what was said between the two could help illuminate whether Trump ever revealed sensitive information or struck any deals with the Kremlin leader that could take the new administration by surprise. Now that President Joe Biden is in the White House, he can see for himself. “They don’t need our approval to see those [records],” a former Trump White House official said, referring to the new Biden national security team.

Former President Donald Trump told President Joe Biden to give his "warmest regards" to Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of the two world leaders meeting.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a flag: Former President Trump addresses the North Carolina Republican Party Convention on June 5 © UPI Photo Former President Trump addresses the North Carolina Republican Party Convention on June 5

"Good luck to Biden in dealing with President Putin-don't fall asleep during the meeting, and please give him my warmest regards!" Trump wrote in a statement on Thursday.

Biden and Putin will have their first meeting on June 16 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Trump was criticized during his presidency on his relationship with Putin, even from some Republicans.

Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism

  Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism President Joe Biden frequently talks about what he sees as central in executing effective foreign policy: building personal relationships. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this March 10, 2011 file photo, then U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Joe Biden had tough talk for Vladimir Putin when he addressed US troops stationed in the United Kingdom of Wednesday night. Speaking at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk he said: 'I'm meeting with Mr. Putin to let him know what I want him to know,' drawing cheers from the Air Force personnel. Biden said during his meetings with fellow leaders, he would focus on COVID, climate change, and on protecting themselves from 'the growing threat of ransomware attacks [and] the autocrats who are letting it happen.'

Biden revokes and replaces Trump ’s executive order that sought to ban TikTok. Garland defends Justice Dept. moves upholding Trump -era positions. Russia outlawed Navalny’s opposition group, a signal before Putin ’s meeting with Biden . Watchdog says police were already planning to clear Lafayette Square before Trump photo op. Biden intends to emphasize value of U.S. leadership in his first presidential trip to Europe. Val Demings, a Democratic Florida congresswoman, announces a bid to unseat Rubio.

He received some of his harshest criticism from the GOP when Trump sided with Putin over the U.S. intelligence community during the Helsinki summit in 2018.

During the summit, Trump refused to condemn Putin after he claimed Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election, despite U.S. intelligence agencies claiming the contrary.

The former president still claims Russia did not meddle in the 2016 election.

"Despite the belated Fake News portrayal of the meeting, the United States won much, including the respect of President Putin and Russia," Trump said. "Because of the phony Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, made-up and paid for by the Democrats and Crooked Hillary Clinton, the United States was put at a disadvantage-a disadvantage that was nevertheless overcome by me."

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said Biden will warn Putin during the meeting about action the U.S. will take against Russia if the country continues to implement cyberattacks against the U.S.

"I can't tell you whether I'm optimistic or not about the results," Blinken said. "I don't think we're going to know after one meeting, but we'll have some indications. ... We're prepared either way."

The Biden-Putin summit: High stakes, low expectations .
The lack of results expected from the Geneva meeting is in sharp contrast to the long list of U.S. complaints about recent Russian behavior.White House officials have increasingly downplayed their expectations for the meeting. National security adviser Jake Sullivan said he doesn't expect any significant outcomes.

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