It's time to 'move forward' with Russia, Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the G20 Summit in Hamburg Germany

"And that's true. China has, North Korea has, and they have consistently over many, many years".

The US security services seem to agree that Russia was responsible for the hacking. And think of England.

But with elections coming up next year, voters would surely be heartened if they could be sure there was an impenetrable wall around them and their voting.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of RT. What ringing declaration will change lives? Just last month, the U.S. and European Union respectively tightened and extended sanctions on Russia over its alleged incursion in Ukraine.

No, I suspect this G20 will be remembered for two things. It cited three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.

"I believe it would not be entirely appropriate on my part to disclose details of my discussion with Mr Trump".

Vladimir Putin spoke to reporters at the G20 summit today and, naturally, he talked about his over-two-hour-long meeting with President Trump. "This is namely what the presidents agreed upon".

His speech on the challenges facing the West was well crafted with an argument to make.

Putin also said during a press conference on Saturday that Trump "agreed" Russia didn't hack the US election.

If the United States is willing to cooperate with Russia on election security, it suggests that the United States is willing to treat Russian elections as legitimate and is perhaps beginning to accept Russia's understanding of democracy promotion as an unacceptable form of interference in other countries' domestic politics. "Now it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia!". I've read analysis since suggesting that it was a big victory for Trump; and some arguing that Mr Putin came out of top.

The problem with the cyberworld is that you often don't know what's happened until it's too late. "It can't", Trump tweeted.

Why does that matter? Trump did, however, win a concession in the final summit communique on the need to promote what he calls "fair" trade.

"I don't think the president was serious about that".

But that might be wishful thinking.

Both sides acknowledge that election interference was brought up during the meeting (Rex Tillerson said Trump "opened" with that), but Sergey Lavrov claims Trump accepted Putin's denials. And that leaves a very simple and astonishing point.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Putin denied Moscow interfered in last year's US election in order to "save face".

President Trump was "not aware of and did not attend" the meeting, Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's legal team, said in an emailed statement.

And then there are the decisions of the G20 itself. "Any international partnerships we establish should focus on broadening our understanding of threats and discussing best practices for defense, not sharing sensitive information".

He added: "Nobody really knows".

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