President Trump to meet with Vladimir Putin

President Trump is expected to address Russia's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in the much anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. ABC News' Karen Travers reports.
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I don't we begin this half hour president trump lashing out at President Obama in a tweet this morning before sitting down with Vladimir Putin. And that's wheat crop falsely accuses Obama of doing nothing about Russian election meddling and comes all of it comes on the heels of a fresh US indictment up Russian agents. America's allies in the rest of the world are watching closely especially after president trouble labeled the European Union afloat. ABC's Karen travelers are proud of their joins us live in Helsinki good. Morning Caron. Good morning get it than Lindsay this meeting has been in the works for several months it was actually Russian president Vladimir Putin's first brought up the idea that he and president John sitting down and the president. Has made it very clear he really wanted this meeting happening he wants to improve US Russian relations so what is today going to look like well president trump and president who didn't. We'll meet one on one for a very linking meeting notice south in the ring jester translators. A very incredible moment. Then they'll bring in senior staff and later Ken at the moment either take questions really notable that the two leaders side by side talking to reporters here in Helsinki. Any expectations beyond that Karen at what we might expect coming this meeting. Windy the president has really set very low expectations he says that maybe something good oh come out of bed but he said I'm not going into it with very high expectations. There's not going to be some big signing ceremony like we saw in Singapore last month with Kim Jong there's not going to be a big agreement at the end of this the White House and back is trying to consider it forges a meeting I get to know you would improve the relationship as opposed to something. It's gonna have a big deliverable on the back and the US ambassador to Russia told reporters recently that just. Having the meeting itself is actually an accomplishment. McCarron talk about timing on Friday as you know special counsel are Muller's investigation led to an indictment of those twelve. Russian ages so for interfering in the 26 election so how will election meddling really be addressed by this president of vitamin gluten. It's going to be looming very large of course Tenet and trump has almost suggested that he didn't bring it up any casual way as it if the media who wants him to talk about it not he wants to talk about it. Senior staff has said he's gonna make it very hard push that this was unacceptable Russia cannot do this again in the future. But but the president last week in England said he's not expecting some big confession from Wladimir he's not gonna walk into the room and say okay fine I did it. But I think after those indictments last week that you mentioned this is become a much more urgent issue. Over the weekend instead of going after president prudent where the Russian government for those actions that Robert Mueller specified in the indictment. President trump continues to slam President Obama who he says did not do enough to stop this. All right so our Karen Travers they are busy in Helsinki on all of our platforms and ABC news ABC news radio digital got Karen any other platforms. How about. Yeah I'll file for them yes I love it Karen thank you so much my friend.

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