Russian hacking of the 2016 USA presidential election would also be a top item on the agenda, the ambassador said. "But certainly, I'll be asking about it". But again, this was during the Obama administration. I said, well, it's too early to say, but right now I say we're competitors.
Russian Federation has no extradition treaty with the United States, however.
"If I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russian Federation over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough - that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!" he tweeted.
But doing so, Huntsman cautioned, "doesn't necessarily mean that the Russians are going to follow through".
Last week, a special prosecutor indicted a dozen Russian government officials on charges they hacked email accounts belonging to top Democratic Party officials in 2016.
"I hadn't thought of that", Trump said.
Paul also told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday that the US needs to continue to focus on ensuring its electoral process is protected.
The campaign uses headlines taken from the newspaper, including, "Trump calls media the enemy of the people, "Putin shuts down Russia's largest news agency", and "Trump cabinet selects appropriate reporters". In tweets Sunday, he blasted Democrats and the news media but had no harsh words for Putin.
Trump sat for the interview Saturday in Scotland and CBS News released excerpts on Sunday, hours before Trump flew to Helsinki.
Trump also told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper in the interview published on July 14 that he "fully intends" to run for reelection in 2020, adding that "it seems like everybody wants me to". And there's some worry among European leaders President Trump could undermine North Atlantic Treaty Organisation by ending US involvement in military drills in the Baltics.
Trump then claimed, however, that being a foe to the U.S.is not necessarily a bad thing, adding that it just makes them competitive.
When Trump meets Putin, he sits down with a disciplined, detail-oriented and experienced Russian leader who has played on the world stage for more than 18 years, in contrast to the United States president's 18 months in office.
John Bolton said he found it "hard to believe" that Putin was not aware of an effort by Russian military intelligence officials to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election. Four former Trump campaign figures, including his first national security adviser and a campaign manager, have been indicted.
He has said multiple times during his European excursion that he will raise the issue of election interference with Putin but said he doesn't expect Putin to confess to the meddling and so otherwise he has little recourse.
"Well I think we have a lot of foes". Trump, however, did not specify where he believes this anger is coming from. Clinton tweeted Sunday night, ahead of the President's first official summit with Putin, taking place in Helsinki, Finland.