After months of exchanging long-distance compliments, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sit down on Monday for their first ever summit, a potential political minefield at home for the US president but a geopolitical win for his Russian counterpart.
"He told me I should sue the European Union - not go into negotiations", May told the BBC.
Sen. Mike Lee says Democrats who are calling for President Trump to cancel his Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin are wrong.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump departed Scotland's Glasgow Prestwick Airport at about 4:08 p.m.as they made their way to Helsinki, according to pool reports.
On Sunday, Mrs May seemed to point to Mr Trump's inconsistent advice when she said that as well as telling her to "sue" the European Union, he also suggested not walking away from the negotiations.
John Huntsman, US Ambassador to Russian Federation, added the meetings were beneficial for both nations due their current fractious bilateral relationship.
To date, although a part of the European Union, Finland has not joined North Atlantic Treaty Organisation like most of EU member states, and is able to retain strategic neutrality in the region.
Trump and Putin will meet on Monday in Helsinki for their first stand-alone meeting since Trump took office in January 2017.
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Replying to that, Trump blamed former US President Barack Obama for not doing enough at the time to respond to the crisis. The White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told NBC News on Friday afternoon that the summit is "still on".
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Ostapenko, seeded 12th at SW19, threw everything at her opponent but was not able to haul herself back into the contest at all. Especially at Wimbledon , where she's one victory from an eighth championship. "This is not inevitable for me".
"The more Trump buys into this narrative that getting along with Russian Federation is a good thing, the more he will be under pressure to offer Moscow concessions to maintain the illusion of his triumph in his personal diplomacy with Putin - just like Kim is now milking Trump for all it's worth", Frolov said.
He said Trump is going into the summit with a stronger hand because of the indictments. "But that doesn't mean they are bad".
Trump said, "We had a truly great Summit" and claims it was "inaccurately covered by much of the media".
Trump again denied any collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin, while Putin insisted: "The Russian state has never interfered and is not planning to interfere in the USA´s internal affairs".
"They were doing whatever it was during the Obama administration", Trump said of the Russians.
"I think it's a good thing to meet". A provision in Russia's constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries. Or if Trump's bonding with Putin emboldens Europeans who want to lift sanctions on Russian Federation - the new Italian government, Hungary or Austria.
Neither side expects major breakthroughs from the talks in the Finnish capital beyond warm words, an agreement to begin repairing battered U.S. -Russia relations, and maybe a deal to start talks on issues such as nuclear arms control and Syria.
"I don't think you'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it".
It was less likely that Trump might try to strike some sort of grand bargain with Russia, such as recognition of Russian-annexed Crimea in return for Moscow using its influence to get Iranian militias out of Syria, Courtney said.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. "They want to do well and we want to do well".