The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes for a summit next week between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The United States will not look for "deliverables" from Monday's summit with Russian Federation, stressing that talks will be "unstructured", US national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday. Trump arrived with his wife First Lady Melania Trump and a host of other dignitaries, including White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton and his chief of staff Fred Fleitz, Policy Advisor Stephen Miller, Social Media Director Dan Scavino and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
"Well, I might", Trump said when Glor asked about possibly extraditing the Russians.
The Kentucky Republican says Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election isn't "morally equivalent" to US interference in Russian elections.
Bolton said he finds it "hard to believe" Putin didn't know about efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election.
The Justice Department announced Friday that it had indicted 12 Russian military intelligence agents as part of the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
National security adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump has a stronger hand going into the Russia summit because of USA charges against 12 Russian military intelligence officials related to the hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 presidential election.
"If the Russians wanted to exfiltrate data from the RNC and use it against Donald Trump, they would have done so", Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.
Warner also argued that the White House needs "other individuals from his administration in the room so we know that at least someone will press the Russians on making sure they don't interfere in future United States elections".
With that in mind, a senior House of Representatives Republican told CBS's Face the Nation that Trump should ask Putin in Helsinki which airport the Russian hackers will be extradited to for being taken into U.S. custody.
Protesters came out on Sunday to attack both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin before the controversial summit between the two leaders in the Finnish capital.
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Trump and his aides have been working through the weekend to soften expectations for tangible results from the meeting. It doesn't mean anything. "It means that they are competitive", said Trump. "I go in with very low expectations ".
Trump heads into the summit with little clear agenda other than to strengthen his personal rapport with Putin, which he thinks is crucial to improving relations between Washington and Moscow.
The Helsinki summit has alarmed some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who fear Putin might seek a grand deal that undermines the US-led transatlantic alliance.
"I think having meetings with the president of China was a very good thing".
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The source with knowledge of Trump's discussions said Putin is still eager to form a joint Russia-US cybersecurity unit, which remains unlikely.
Huuhtanen said RPS Brewery sent both the US and Russian embassies in Finland the speciality lagers.
Twelve Russian intelligence officers hacked into the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton presidential campaign in the run-up to the 2016 election and released tens of thousands of stolen communications in a brazen effort by a foreign government to meddle in US politics, according to a grand jury indictment announced Friday. She said it's a very - and she's right - it's a very complex problem, I think nobody had any idea how complex that was going to be.
But, the president noted that some countries, such as Germany, act in ways that are unfair to the United States.
"I would be much more anxious if we weren't preparing ourselves for some demonstrations", he said.
The U.S. has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can't compel Russian Federation to hand over citizens.