President Trump is set to meet with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for the first time Friday in Hamburg, Germany, where he will be watched closely to see if he confronts Putin over Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
Lawmakers from both parties called on Trump to confront Putin over the election.
Several senior Democratic U.S. senators served notice Thursday that Trump would be in “severe dereliction” of his presidential duty if he fails to confront Putin over the issue, telling Trump in a letter that he must make clear that Russia’s interference in U.S. democracy will not be tolerated.
The meeting is scheduled to last 35 minutes and will take place during the G-20 summit. Sources told Fox News that only Trump, Secretary of State Tillerson, an interpreter and Putin will be in the room. Read more at Fox News.