>> I do believe in meetings.>> Ahead of his meeting with Kremlin Chief Valdimir Putin in Finland, US President Donald Trump from his golf course in Scotland said he has low expectations for the summit.>> Nothing's bad gonna come out of it and maybe some good will come out.
But I go in with low expectations, I'm not going with high expectations. I can't tell you what's going to happen but I can tell you what I'll be asking for and we'll see if something comes up.>> One thing Trump said he hadn't thought of asking for was the extradition of 12 Russian intelligence officers who were charged by the US last week with hacking Democratic computer networks during the 2016 election.
>> Would you ask Putin to send them here?>> Well, I might. I hadn't thought of that, but certainly I'll be asking about it. But again, this was during the Obama Administration. They were doing whatever it was during the Obama Administration. And I heard that they were trying, or people were trying to hack into the RNC, too, the Republican National Committee.
But we had much better defenses. I've been told that by a number of people. We had much better defenses, so they couldn't. I think the DNC should be ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to be hacked.>> Trump has repeatedly said the investigation into Russian election interference makes it hard for him to do deals with Moscow.
But Friday's charges shine an even brighter spotlight on Trump's treatment of Putin who has denied that Russia meddled in the US election. The summit on Monday pits a disciplined former Russian spy who has played on the world stage for more than 18 years against the former real estate developer and political neophyte who's been in office only 18 months.
Putin on Sunday attended the World Cup Final between France and Croatia in Moscow. Trump on Sunday was seen playing golf, and later tweeted that he was looking forward to meeting with Putin. And said, quote, unfortunately no matter how well I do at the summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all the sins and evils committed by Russia over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn't good enough, that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition.