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Trump sets expectations low for Helsinki summit with Putin

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GLASGOW, Scotland — President Donald Trump says “nothing bad … maybe some good” will come out of his Monday meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into their meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be hoping to achieve:  (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)

FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam. The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into their meeting, Monday, July 16, 2018 in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may be hoping to achieve: (Jorge Silva/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Trump set expectations low in an interview with CBS’s Jeff Glor taped Saturday in Scotland — a day before departs for Helsinki for the high-stakes summit. He says in excerpts released by the network that he’s “not going with high expectations.”

Trump said he believes such meetings are beneficial, adding “having a meeting with Chairman Kim was a good thing.”

He adds “nothing bad is going to come out of it (Helsinki), and maybe some good will come out.”

Trump also says he “hadn’t thought” about asking Putin to extradite the dozen Russians indicted this week on charges related to election meddling but said that “certainly” he’d “be asking about it.”

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