Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Helsinki protest focuses on rights before Trump-Putin summit

Helsinki protest focuses on rights before Trump-Putin summit

President Donald Trump is calling the USA news media "the enemy of the people" as he prepares to meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin, who has cracked down on the free press at home. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe.

The report emerges as Trump gears up to meet with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday.

From aboard Air Force One, Trump complained in tweets that he wasn't getting enough credit for his meeting with Kim and railed that "Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people" as he headed to sit down with Putin.

Trump has never condemned Russian Federation over meddling in the 2016 election despite the findings of all top USA intelligence agencies, and the Kremlin has insisted it didn't meddle in the US election.

After Trump labelled the EU a "foe", Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, responded on Twitter, using one of Trump's favourite stock phrases.

"America and the European Union are best friends".

The source said it is possible Trump and Putin agree to a working-level dialogue on cybersecurity issues. He also stated that he has "low expectations", and that "I'll let you know after the meeting" about goals for the meeting, according to the NY Post. "We need to talk about it, "' Bolton said. "And this is a very serious matter", he said told ABC.

Top Senate Democrats urged Trump in a letter on Saturday to make "Russia's attack on our election" a "top issue" and encouraged him to act on the advice of other federal agencies, saying "you must rely on the expertise and the experts of the State Department Defense Department, CIA and other USA government agencies - not wing it on your own".

Warner, who is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" that he believes Putin could take advantage of Trump.

The two meet face-to-face for the first time in July 2017 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Germany in an encounter Trump describes as "tremendous". The effort also included bogus Facebook ads and social media postings that prosecutors say were aimed at influencing public opinion and sowing discord on hot-button social issues. Most U.S. officials see Putin as an unsavoury character on the world stage.

US President Donald Trump has arrived in Finland for his closely watched summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bolton pointed to an agreement the Russians have with the European Union "that looks a lot like an extradition treaty", noting the Kremlin chooses to ignore that anyway.

Updated 10:43 a.m. | President Donald Trump has a message for his critics about his upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin: Don't worry, it'll be fine - just trust me. Other issues include the potential for nuclear arms talks and North Korea's nuclear challenge, given that USA officials have said Russian Federation had worked in the past to help Pyongyang circumvent worldwide sanctions.

Referring to Mueller's probe, he said: "We do have a - a political problem where - you know in the United States we have this stupidity going on".

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned Trump against making any unilateral deals with Russian Federation that come with a cost for the United States' Western allies. Russia's constitution also prohibits turning over citizens to foreign governments. But he says, "I think in their mind it is". "But I will absolutely firmly ask the question, and hopefully we'll have a very good relationship with Russian Federation".

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