Awkward timing for Russian Federation probe indictments

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Some in Congress are calling on President Donald Trump to cancel his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin following a Friday indictment resulting from the Russia investigation. I think that we would have a chance at a very good relationship with Russian Federation and a very good chance, a very good relationship with President Putin. "President Trump must demand and secure a real, concrete and comprehensive agreement that the Russians will cease their ongoing attacks on our democracy".

He said he briefed the president earlier this week about the indictments, but declined to describe Trump's reaction.

Ushakov said the Kremlin was anxious by USA opposition to the project and would argue its corner if the issue came up in Helsinki. "I don't think you'll have any Perry Mason here". And so the president has directly intervened in British politics in the most unhelpful way. "But I'll very firmly ask the question".

"I think he should cancel it, but not just because of these indictments", Vinograd said. "I did it. You got me'".

Speaking to reporters while returning from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, President Andrzej Duda on Thursday said he had discussed the idea with U.S. leader Donald Trump on the sidelines of the gathering in Brussels.

Critics said they were skeptical Trump would press the issue at all, despite the indictments. Ahead of the meeting, which has already provoked concerns among US, UK and Germany's officials, Trump called Putin a "competitor".

But a senior administration source told NBC on Friday that there was "zero" chance the controversial private meeting between the two men would be canceled.

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"The aim of this meeting is to begin setting right the negative state of bilateral relations, to agree on concrete measures to improve them and to establish a more or less acceptable level of trust", Ushakov said.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Friday said the summit was still moving forward and there were no plans to cancel it.

Weighing in on the matter during Jake Tapper's CNN show, the panel expressed their concerns about the planned meeting, including Trump's ability to be a worthy negotiator against the current Russian president and former KGB agent.

John Negroponte served in several high-level positions under five presidents.

The Kremlin has denied the Russian state was involved in election meddling, and a statement from the nation's Foreign Ministry claims the indictments are created to "spoil the atmosphere" of Monday's summit.

Rosenberg warns of potentially bigger threat - Russia's growing influence in the Middle East.

Following these remarks conference, President Trump promptly disappeared en route for Britain, where he'll be toasted by both the prime minister and the queen, though Britons have threatened sustained protests.

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