Trump names European Union a global foe, raps media before Putin summit

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The Justice Department on Friday announced the indictment of 12 Russian military officers who are accused of stealing Democratic emails and attempting to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election.

Noting that Putin's government jails journalists critical of the Russian state, Karl asked Bolton if Trump's temperament toward the press is similar to Putin's.

In her comments, Nielsen said her agency will help officials in USA cities and states prepare their electoral systems for cyberattacks from Russian Federation or elsewhere. Russia's constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries.

In a festive atmosphere and warm sunshine, slogans and chants were directed at both presidents, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, a day ahead of their meeting in Finland's capital.

Mr Trump, a 72-year-old former NY real estate developer, and Mr Putin, a 65-year-old former KGB spy, are due to have some time alone at the summit.

Trump told Putin that he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel "and they agree with me" about the "outrageous" nature of the video, a source told Axios. "I don't think you'll have any 'Gee, I did it".

Trump says he believes such get-togethers are beneficial. "I believe that having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing", Trump said, referring to his summit last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"Nothing bad is going to come out of" the Helsinki meeting, he said, "and maybe some good will come out".

GRU officers "in their official capacities engaged in a sustained effort to hack into the computer networks of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton", a Justice Department statement said.

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The all-European final between France and Croatia will take place in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday at midday ART. If they will be unable to give their all during the match I expect them to tell me". "They have such an attitude".

Officials in Russian Federation say they are looking forward to the meeting. "On a number of important issues for Moscow -the Iranian nuclear deal or the status of Jerusalem, for example- European positions are way closer to Russian than to American ones", Kortunov told RT.

He also argued that Trump is entering the summit with a stronger hand because of the indictments.

In reality, the president is completely at odds with his own administration on Russian Federation; while Trump continues to cozy up to Putin, the federal agencies under him have adopted a traditionally hawkish Republican attitude.

"I think the DNC should have been ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to be hacked", he told Glor.

The indictment doesn't identify the person, though longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone acknowledged Friday, through his lawyer, a "24-word exchange with someone on Twitter claiming to be Guccifer 2.0".

According to the indictment, Democratic Party organizations realized they had been hacked by May of 2016, and brought in a security company to purge the hackers. Russian Federation is a foe in certain respects. "We have to start to set them right".

"Well, I might", he said. He described USA allies in Europe, where he recently visited, as "afraid about what our president might agree to", and he told reporters he "very much" shares their worries. "The state of bilateral relations is very bad", Kremlin adviser Yuri Ushakov said. "Had nothing to do with the Trump Administration, but Fake News doesn't want to report the truth, as usual!"

Trump and his top aides were downplaying expectations for Monday's summit as Trump continued to rattle allies by lumping in the European Union with Russian Federation and China after barnstorming across Europe, causing chaos at the recent North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and in a trip to the United Kingdom.

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