Putin thanks Finnish leadership for opportunity to meet Trump

Trump repeatedly expressed optimism the talks would yield positive results.

He said he thinks they can have an "extraordinary relationship".

When asked whether he believes the US intelligence community or Putin on the issue of Russian interference, President Trump gave Putin credibility by accepting his denial and failed to accept the USA assessment.

Putin denied meddling in the 2016 election, revealing that Trump mentioned it in their conversation. He nodded along to some of Trump's remarks before they were translated, showcasing his fluency in English. John McCain was most outspoken, declaring that Trump made a "conscious choice to defend a tyrant" and achieved "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory." Sen. He declared, "The time has come to talk in a substantive way". Trump's statements were a stunning development, given that the top intelligence agencies in the United States including the FBI, CIA, and National Security Agency have all said they believe Russian Federation meddled in the election.

He also criticised special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation stemming from the alleged election meddling by Russian Federation in the 2016 United States presidential election, calling it a "rigged witch hunt". Trump leaned forward in his chair, his hands tented in front of him and frequently glanced over at the Russian president. Trump also pointed to the involvement of Peter Strzok, an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent who was found to have expressed anti-Trump sentiment in private during the election, as proof the probe is biased and "rigged" against him. "When I won it became a big deal and the Rigged Witch Hunt headed by Strzok!"

The US leader, bent on forging a personal bond with the Kremlin chief despite the election allegations, went into the summit blaming the "stupidity" of his predecessors for plunging ties to their present low. At a press conference Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump said not to expect a "Perry Mason" moment where his Russian counterpart owned up to the interference. "We agree", it said. "And also, for your team itself doing so well", Trump said to Putin.

Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Ms James said: 'The body language between these two men was so emphatically frosty on the way into their meeting that a political conspiracy theorist could argue that it was all staged like a pre-match prizefighters weigh in to add drama to any rapport signals once they come out.

Trump has talked about de-escalating the nuclear arms race and has raised the possibility of starting new talks with Russian Federation over reducing their nuclear arsenals.

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But if words matter, then Trump's critics should be careful what they say. Husseini writes op-eds for The Nation, a liberal-leaning US magazine.

"Our relationship has never been worse than it is now", he said.

The official Twitter handle of the Finnish presidential office posted an image of the three presidents from the US, Finland and Russia - Trump, Sauli Niinisto and Putin.

Putin said it was "nonsense" to think Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election.

The American president also said he'd like to "do something" about the two countries' nuclear arsenals. And I think we can hopefully do something about that.

The man held a sign that reportedly said "Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty". I hope so. I have been saying, and Im sure youve heard over the years, as I campaigned, that getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing. "I've been saying and I am sure you have heard over the years and as I campaigned that getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, not a bad thing". "The probe in a disaster for our country". It's a negative force. "So, we'll be talking about that among other things". How Trump and Putin might address these issues is uncertain. And I really think the world wants to see us get along.

Several dozen Trump supporters, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, cheered Trump near his waterfront hotel in Helsinki. Before they left, one reporter shouted a question about Russia's involvement in the US election. President Obama had two joint press conferences with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, but none with Putin.

"More than 500 U.S. businessmen - of the highest rank - came for the Saint Petersburg economic forum", Putin said, referring to an annual economic forum in Russia's second city. According to Russian officials, the meetings before the meal lasted two hours and ten minutes. The White House would not confirm this figure. I felt this was a message best delivered in person.

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