Trump spoke to reporters briefly before he and Putin were scheduled to talk for an hour to discuss a series of national security issues, including Iran’s recent aggression, the civil war in Syria, where the United States and Russia are backing opposing sides, and a new arms control treaty with China.
When Trump did not bring up to reporters whether he would mention election interference, a reporter asked him if he would talk to Putin about it.
“Yes, of course I will,” Trump told reporters. Then he turned to Putin, smiling and wagging his finger in the Russian president’s direction at one point, and said: “Don’t meddle in the election, president. Don’t meddle in the election.”
But it’s unclear whether Trump actually pressed Putin on Mueller’s findings. A readout from the White House did not include the subject