Biden preps for summit with Putin

Jon Karl reports on the relationships Pres. Biden has built with allies and how his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin will differ from former Pres. Trump’s.
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called him a different kind of person. Let's bring in Jon Karl. The administration doing what they can to set expectations. The U.N. Ambassador out saying it will be tough and it won't be a summit of smiles. Reporter: It's extraordinary, George, to hear the white house announce that after a one-on-one meeting with a foreign leader, that the president will come out and do a solo press conference. I have covered a lot of these one-on-one foreign leader meetings. I have never seen that. It's an indication of what you just heard. That is that both Putin and Biden agree that u.s./russian relations are at a low point. You're going to hear a very tough tone from Biden on all the issues Cecilia just mentioned from cybersecurity to human rights, but the question here is that although the tone is tougher towards Russia, will the policy coming from Biden actually be tougher towards Russia? Because the bottom line here is that Joe Biden is not looking for some big confrontation with Vladimir Putin. He wants to engage with Russia, and as far as he sees the world, the number one foreign policy concern is not Russia. It's China. Meantime, it seems like every day we're getting a new revelation about the trump justice department. Revelation yesterday that the FBI was secretly seeking the records of the president's own white house counsel don mcgahn. Reporter: I mean, this is just bizarre, George, coming after you heard the trump justice department had sought records for Democrats in congress. Now the top lawyer in the trump white house. The bottom line on this one is that we really don't know what is going on. We know this was apart of some kind of a leak investigation, but we don't know what leak they were investigating, and, you know, we don't even know if don mcgahn was specifically or intentionally targeted or was he caught up in a much wider search? This is already in the investigation at the doj, and congress will be looking at it. His family records were sought as well. Thanks very much. We turn now to the

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