US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold first summit at Helsinki in Finland today.
Trump’s meeting with Putin comes days after a federal grand jury indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials on charges of hacking the servers of the Democratic National Committee and that of its 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Trump arrived in Finland last night with his wife First Lady Melania Trump and a host of other dignitaries for the Helsinki summit. They include White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton and his chief of staff Fred Fleitz, Policy Advisor Stephen Miller, Social Media Director Dan Scavino and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Host Finland President Sauli Niinisto is scheduled to meet Trump today before Trump and Putin sit down to a bilateral meeting first without aides and then with their teams of support staff.