"The election meddling issue was definitely something we talked about", Mr Bolton told CBS's "Face the Nation". A man-to-man meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin is the kind of encounter that United States President Donald Trump, confident of America's military and economic clout - Russia's entire GDP is less than California's - and his own deal-making ability, seems to relish.
The U.S. and Russia have been at odds over a number of issues including Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Russian actions in Syria and its 2014 annexation of Crimea. Trump told reporters he planned to discuss Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, a move that is widely viewed as illegal under global law and saw Russian Federation kicked out of the Group of Eight (G-8) summit-now the G-7-which brings together the world's most advanced economies.
Meanwhile, Bolton declined to comment specifically on a report Sunday in the Washington Post that US intelligence officials have concluded North Korea doesn't intend to fully surrender its nuclear weapons, as Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised during their June 12 meeting in Singapore. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating whether Trump's campaign worked with Moscow.
"It's something we're concerned about", Bolton said. The President of the United States Donald trump did not rule out the recognition of the Crimea "Russian region", reports The Globe and Mail, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
"I fear his eagerness to get along with Putin might produce concessions that do not serve American national interests", Michael McFaul, ex-U.S. Ambassador to Russian Federation, recently told The New York Times.
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Progress at the World Cup in Russian Federation has been secured by the shootout that has haunted England for so long. For some I think it's just cramp and some need more assessment. "People should also look at England's players".
When he finished, Wallace said, "Well, you say some of the things that we listed, these were all obviously reported, some of them were clearly true".
"I think the Russians are always saying to us they want to cooperate on global terrorism", Bolton said and pointed to Iran as a major sponsor of it.
A new strategy for the US, Russia and Iran in the civil war in Syria could emerge from the summit.
I have never believed that Trump is a Manchurian candidate - a Russian mole - but it's hard to know how he would be acting differently if he were. The two leaders have crossed paths twice since Trump began his term in office, however both times the meetings came on the sidelines of bigger summits. "And I don't think anybody ought to have a case of the vapors over the discussions we have in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or the G7 versus discussions with Putin and Kim Jong-un". "They did meddle in our election, and they're doing it again in 2018".
"That's not the position of the United States", Bolton concluded. "When they say they didn't meddle, they're lying".