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Amb. Jon Huntsman preview of the Trump-Putin summit
The U.S. Ambassador to Russia sees the issues on the agenda of elections-intervention and arms control to Syria and the Ukraine.
President Trump is “highly unlikely” to Russia’s violent 2014 annexation of the Crimea in its Monday summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, told “Fox News Sunday.”
But hunter stopped short of ruling out the possibility that Trump would drop U.S. objections to Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in which the Russian troops sparked international outrage by invading the country and its Parliament.
Trump and Putin are scheduled to meet one-on-one in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, and the protesters are already on the road in front of the long-awaited summit.
“The President is the chief negotiator, not me,” huntsman said. “He has a good sense of what these issues are and has a good sense of where he wants to go.”
President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The President this week, the former President Barack Obama for the Russian invasion of the Crimea, accused say the episode was an “Obama-disaster” that wouldn’t have taken place on his watch.
Trump has largely coy remained on the issue of the recognition of the annexation, said Friday during a press conference with the British Prime Minister, Teresa may, that “we are going to see what happens” on the issue at the Helsinki summit.
And trump reportedly 7 summit, which he considered to be the Crimea Russian said during the G, because its inhabitants speak Russian — echo Putin’s arguments that Russia is not, in fact, to forcibly Annex the country.
Meanwhile, several prominent Democrats, and Arizona sen. John McCain, said that the summit “, you should forward not” if Trump keeps Russia the responsibility for the election interference.
Last week, the Department of Justice announced that 12-intelligence officers were accused, for allegedly hacking E-Mails from the Clinton campaign and the democratic party in the election of 2016.
In response, hunters on Sunday signaled that Trump would take a hard line on the choice of the interference by the Russian intelligence.
AT: 12 RUSSIANS ACCUSED OF KNOWLEDGE FOR THE CHOICE OF THE INTERFERENCE-WHAT
The stories that you heard, took place over the 12 Russians yesterday in the context of the Obama Administration, not the trump administration. Why didn’t you do something about it, especially if it has been reported that President Obama informed by the FBI in September, before the election?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2018
“We have an election coming in November, and if there is interference in the elections this November, as we saw, in the year 2016, we are not too much of a relationship,” hunter.
The Ambassador added that he was convinced by the evidence he has seen to interfere with the Russian representatives of the state conspired choice.
Trump makes Obama for the possibility of the Russian annexation of the Crimea
“There is very little doubt in my mind about what we see,” huntsman said. “The investigation has rolled nearly 30 Russians in total, the process and the investigation to the end, and that’s a part of the holding in Russia and are responsible for the choice of intervention, and malignant activity.”
At the same time, hunter said that, while Russia will be taken “, noted,” the issue of Russian interference should not dominate the summit on Monday.
“We have, at some point, you end up with a look back in the rearview mirror and be informed of what we have been through, and educate us as we go forward,” huntsman said. “But at some point we have to look forward and to the next curve.”
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.