"It was during President Obama's term in office."White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said he discussed Crimea with Putin during his June 27 visit to Moscow".
"The election meddling issue was definitely something we talked about", Bolton told the CBS "Face the Nation" program.
Meeting likely to provoke criticism for USA leader amid probe into Russian interference in 2016 election.
Mr. Putin has "repeatedly stated and explained that Crimea can not be and will never be on the agenda because it is an inseparable part of Russia", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Trump on Friday implied the US could discuss recognizing Russia's annexation of Crimea during the summit in Helsinki, but Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Crimea is off the table.
Oprah: 'Harry and Meghan's wedding gave me hope' Meghan, Duchess of Sussex , and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19. In the meantime, we'll just have to enjoy the dozens of epic style moments she's sure to have award-winning or not.
Amazon Prime Launches, New Threat for Retailers A close-up of a packaged Amazon Prime item in the Amazon Fulfilment centre on November 15, 2017 in Peterborough, England. The website mostly focuses on Amazon's own brands like Amazon Essentials, Lark & Co, Daily Ritual and Goodthreads .
Wayne Rooney on joining last-place D.C. United I never fancied going to London. "I need my own space to get away from things and this gives me a chance to do that". His new club are struggling in the Eastern Conference but his ambition is to be successful in the MLS .
National security adviser John Bolton on Sunday defended President Trump's decision to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki this month as a way to get beyond the "political noise" that has consumed Washington over the ongoing investigation of Russian election interference. "Spain, France, it's unfair what they've done to the United States". "And we hope to have some high-level meetings, perhaps we'll have to see if we'll have a chance to meet with President Putin", Shelby said during a meeting with Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko. During his historic summit with Kim Jong Un last month, Trump met for about an hour with just the North Korean dictator, joined only by their translators.
Bolton dismissed concerns that Trump has been more willing to criticize USA allies than authoritarian leaders like Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. "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 fear he may cede too much during their first official summit on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.
USA intelligence agencies have alleged that Russian hackers had tried to help Trump win the White House, something Russia has flatly denied.
"I'm concerned when the president tweets, you know, 'Russia denies they meddled in our election, ' " Graham said on NBC's "Meet the Press", adding: "When they say they didn't meddle, they're lying". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) contradicted President Donald Trump blaming his predecessor President Barack Obama for allowing Russian Federation to annex Crimea.
The 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide won't be overturned automatically, nor without a fight. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says it would be tough to support someone who would revamp the landmark decision.
Colombia are expected to pack 30,000 yellow shirts into the arena, with just 3,000 England supporters likely to be in attendance. The status of Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez looms large over the contest.
Andy Murray is fighting to be fit for Wimbledon , but the former champion admits he could still be forced to pull out. Instead, Murray's spot in the draw will be taken by Jason Jung of Taiwan, who lost in qualifying.
General Motors warned last week, for example, that retaliatory duties from other countries could force it to cut jobs in the U.S. So if you support Moog and their plight, remember this will affect most USA based synth manufacturers - please do what you can.
The device, that comes with Samsung's Super AMOLED display technology, is also available on Samsung online shop. Up front there's an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and features like "Selfie Focus" and "Beauty Mode".
Before the Prime Day launch, the online retailer will be rolling out lightning deals in the week leading up to the main event. These could be the "home security devices" that will be newly on sale this year during Prime Day , alongside the Echo Show .
Just ask Bryant, who won two Olympic gold medals as James' teammate while spending his entire 20-year career with the Lakers. But the fact that the father-of-three already owns two homes in Los Angeles was thought to be in the Lakers favour.
He said: "This is more of a direct response to Aldi and Lidl, whose offers are heavily weighted towards own-brand". This followed a deal previous year between Casino and grocery e-commerce tech provider Ocado Group Plc (OCDO.L).
There is an optimism in the air that this time we won't exit the World Cup so embarrassingly, we might even go all the way. The midfielder is now back to full fitness and in contention to regain his starting place in Gareth Southgate's lineup.
Much remains to be determined about how Lopez Obrador's often nebulous campaign proposals will manifest themselves in government. An official quick-count revealed that Lopez Obrador took the lead with 53-53.8% of votes, according to the electoral authority.
BC-BKN-LeBron-Home Appeal, 818LeBron's home loyalty could push him to re-sign with CavsAP Photo NY152, NY153Eds: With AP Photos. Miami is the place where James left Cleveland for once before, and it's clear that he still enjoys South Florida.
Why This Month's Blood Moon Is One That You Can't Miss
Though concealed by the sun, the moon is still flecked with a few stray particles of light filtered through Earth's atmosphere. The " blood moon " is the longest total lunar eclipse of this century when the moon will be seen coloured in a reddish hue.
Dutch PM Tells Trump 'No!' and That He Is Wrong on Trade
The Netherlands' leader will be at the White House amid trade tensions involving the United States and a number of allies. He said he wasn't "planning anything now" but if the WTO doesn't treat the USA properly, "we will be doing something".
Chelsea reject £50m bid for Willian from Barcelona
The Portuguese born manager already re-united with his former player Nemanja Matic after working together at the Stamford Bridge. Barca are hoping to bring in the Anzhi Makhachkala's forward to strengthen their attack ahead of the coming league season.