Trump, Putin set for Helsinki Showdown July 16

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One as they depart for Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, from Morristown, New Jersey, July 1, 2018.

The summit is being seen by some as an attempt by Putin to try to lift some of the sanctions imposed on Russian Federation after it annexed Crimea in 2014, its support of Ukrainian separatists and alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.

"If (the issue of election meddling) will be raised by the U.S. president, then the Russian president will repeat that Russia could not and did not have anything to do with this situation, around which such insinuations are unfurled", Peskov said.

"What President Putin said, through a translator, of course, but what he said was, there was no meddling in 2016 by the 'Russian state.'".

Speaking about the meddling, Bolton told the Fox News Sunday programme: "I think it's something that we're concerned about. That's why the president is going to talk to him about it again".

'The main rationale to have a bilateral meeting between Trump and Putin: let them discuss these issues and see exactly where there might be room for progress, or where they might find there's no room at all, ' he added.

Interviewed on CBS, Bolton touted a USA timeline that he said called for the dismantling of North Korea's nuclear and ballistics programs within a year.

"I think he's, I think the president often says "we'll see" to show that he's willing to talk to foreign leaders about a range of issues and hear their perspective", Bolton said. "Here we can come to a common understanding", Suslov said.

Looking at the relationship that POTUS has with other world leaders, it seems that he is getting along far better with Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin than with any of the US-allied leaders. Trump denies any collusion and has called the probe a "witch hunt". "Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!" he wrote. "If Trump heaps the kind of praise on Putin that he devoted to Kim Jong Un, that will be a giant victory for Putin".

The Kremlin continues to claim that the Russian government played no role in the US election but has left open the possibility that Russian non-state actors might have been involved.

"He said he didn't meddle".

Bolton met with Putin last week to lay the groundwork for the meeting and said Putin continued to dismiss allegations of interference.

United States national security adviser John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence have both said that Trump would likely raise the election meddling issue during his meeting with Putin. Bolton, without directly addressing the president's comment, said that was "not the position of the United States".

Previously, sanctions had been imposed during the administration of President Barack Obama in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the conflict in Ukraine.

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