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U.S. President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday at his course on the western coast of Scotland ahead of a summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin that could be overshadowed by accusations that Russians meddled in the U.S. 2016 election.

Trump earlier tweeted: "I have arrived in Scotland and will be at Trump Turnberry for two days of meetings, calls and hopefully, some golf - my primary form of exercise!" "The weather is attractive, and this place is incredible!"

John Kerry says he's never seen a president say "anything as odd or counterproductive" as President Donald Trump's latest comments at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels.

Russia had earlier denied meddling in the USA election campaign and Trump called special counsel Robert Mueller's probe on the Russian interference a "political witch hunt".

The summit decisions, agreed by all 29 allied governments, won hardly any sustained public attention and the underlying unity was undercut by Trump's claims he had won new pledges in defense spending, forcing the French and Italian leaders into denials that dominated post-summit news conferences. He said those who criticized Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should understand that issues such as the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula "cannot be done overnight". "But I will absolutely, firmly ask the question", he added. "American diplomats have already begun to say that the United Nations should be shut down because it's not needed.Trump also tries to destroy the WTO and isn't sure about necessity of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation". A blimp depicting Trump as an orange, snarling baby was raised in the Scottish capital where hundreds protested.

British Trade Secretary Liam Fox said anti-Trump protesters were an embarrassment to themselves as they had shown bad manners to the leader of the free world.

"The administration has a pretty good policy towards Russian Federation, just the president doesn't agree with it", said Michael McFaul, a former USA ambassador to Russian Federation under Obama.

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The state secretary later said in Japan that the talks were making progress and there was an ambience of "good faith". President Trump tweeted out the note, dated July 6, on Thursday. "We were ready", one official said.

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And he did not disappoint with a battling performance reminiscent of days gone by, even if he did fall out with umpire Carlos Ramos .

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Russia, China and the big European powers say they still back the 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran, despite U.S. Republicans, on the other hand, peppered Strzok with questions and expressed outrage that's been building for months.

USA and Russian officials have said next week's talks will touch on every major point of tension between the two countries - the Kremlin's meddling in the 2016 election, its military incursions into Ukraine and Syria, Moscow's saber-rattling toward North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, and US economic sanctions meant to punish Russia for its actions.

Other Senate Democrats joined Schumer's call for Trump to drop his upcoming meeting with Putin including Sen. "We're supposed to protect you against Russian Federation but they're paying billions of dollars to Russian Federation and I think that's very inappropriate". "Most importantly, no one will be able to block Ukraine's integration into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation!" the president wrote. "They didn't!" Acosta had objected to Trump dismissing the news outlet as "fake news".

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. "Deep State?" Trump asked on Twitter.

"Takedown? I don't think so".

Trump's repeated attacks on the news media while overseas - he also lashed out at NBC News and The Sun newspaper during Friday's news conference - has alarmed free speech advocates, especially as Trump is set to hold a joint press availability Monday with Putin, whose country is known for being deeply hostile to a free press.

"Remember, it was Little Jeff Z and his people, who are told exactly what to say, who said I could not win the election in that "there was no way to 270" (over & over again) in the electoral college".

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said "today's charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result".

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