"He is representing Russian Federation, I am representing the United States", he added.
While the president said he liked May and considered her a "very good person", he tossed fuel on already smoldering tensions over how the United Kingdom will pull out of the European Union next year. "I would hope so". "Yesterday I let them know that I was extremely unhappy with what was happening, and they have substantially upped their commitment".
A portion of the February 16, indictment against Russia's Internet Research Agency is photographed in Washington, March 15, 2018. Many observers noted that Rosenstein had briefed the president on the indictment days before it was released - casting his continued attacks on Mueller's investigation, and his continued fondness of Putin, in an even more suspicious light.
The charges are part of the ongoing special counsel probe into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
At the end of a bewildering, roller-coaster North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, the military alliance's 29 nations somehow pledged continued unity and kept their long commitment to beef up defense spending amid a barrage of biting criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump.
"When you look at what we've done in terms of Russian Federation, I guarantee whoever it is in Russian Federation, they're saying 'oh gee, we wish that Trump was not the victor in that election?"
Then US president Barack Obama said at a press conference at the Wales summit the alliance would "reverse the decline of defence spending and rise to meet the challenges that we face in the 21st century".
President Donald Trump attends a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May (not pictured) following their meeting at Chequers on July 13, in Aylesbury, England.
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Until then, I would've bet anything on England going to the final, but suddenly Croatia equalised and completely took over. Asked about facing France , Dalic, the former Al Ain manager, said: "There is no weakness in a team that is in the final.
He also vowed to raise allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election, amid an ongoing United States investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Moscow.
He also said he thought spending of 4 percent on defence - similar to the USA level - would be the right level. "The state of bilateral relations is very bad".
Latest indictment of Russian intelligence officers and Kremlin-directed hacking operation created to help the Trump campaign adds to weight of evidence against Putin.
But the meeting, and the extent of Trump's emphasis on election meddling, could highlight a divide between him and his own advisers, not to mention other Republicans, about the seriousness of Russia's activities. And we have the largest GDP by far, especially since we've increased it by so much since a thing called the election.
And when asked directly whether Canada plans to meet the two per cent target, Trudeau said simply that there are no plans to double Canada's defence budget.
Finnish National Defense University security policy expert Lt. Col. Jyri Raitasalo told VOA the Trump-Putin summit will be largely "symbolic".
"We agreed that we will immediately continue this dialogue at the level of foreign and education ministers, and implement the decision of the Venice Commission", Poroshenko said in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels. He also said any real progress on issues the leaders discuss "could take time".