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President Trump will meet with his favorite foreign leader next week when he sits down with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a major economic summit in Germany. One witness, a former USA ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, criticized both former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump for not doing more to publicize the problem and combat it.”In general, it’s obvious that there’s growing activity by foreign intelligence agencies against Russian Federation and our allies”, Putin said, speaking at a meeting at the headquarters of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, where he had come to congratulate officers on the 95th anniversary of the founding of the service.The format for Trump and Putin’s meeting at the G20 has not yet been set. Putin and Trump likely won’t have trouble finding things to talk about.McMaster emphasized that Trump will look forward during meetings in Poland; talking about what Poland has achieved, what they are doing now, and the future of America’s relationship with Poland and Europe. This has been going on. “What are the areas that we can identify in which we can work together with Russian Federation, which is clearly in both of our interest”. The Obama administration “needed to call out Russian Federation earlier, and needed to act to deter and punish Russian Federation earlier, and I think that was a very serious mistake”, he told CNN.Putin, who has served as both Russian president and prime minister, has outlasted the previous two USA presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.Ambassador Nicholas Burns, who held various diplomatic posts in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, told Congress on Wednesday that President Obama, in hindsight, “should have acted more resolutely, quickly” to tell the American people about Russian attempts to interfere with the USA election.”Our relationship with Russian Federation is not different from that with any other country in terms of us communicating to them really what our concerns are, where we see problems with the relationship but also opportunities”, Mr McMaster said.Beijing and Moscow are also united in their opposition to the unseating of Syrian President Bashar Al- Assad by external forces.Nicholas Burns, who served as undersecretary of state for political affairs in the Bush administration, told lawmakers, “I find it dismaying and objectionable that President Trump continues to deny the undeniable fact that Russian Federation launched a major cyber attack against the United States, regardless of what party he launched it against”.”The Putin Interviews” was produced by Fernando Sulichin (“The Untold History of the United States“), New Element Media and Rob Wilson.”We must advance more quickly than our adversary and only together can we do so”, Burr said.”I don’t believe any previous president would argue that your own hearings in the Senate are a waste of time, or a “witch hunt”, in the words of President Trump”. So notwithstanding anything Congress passes, I can assure you this administration and the Treasury Department will use sanctions to the maximum amount available by law, ‘ he said. The meeting will also come as Congress considers legislation that would impose economic penalties against Russian Federation and Iran, legislation that has stalled after it cleared the Senate.The goal of USA trade policy is expanding trade in a way that is free and fair.The White House said Trump’s main goal would be to end all differences between Russian Federation and the West and “develop a common approach”.”Probably it won’t be right if they could not have a talk. on many issues”, Lavrov said.