Trump-Putin meeting dominates G20 as Russia denies interfering in US election
The drama, lengthy duration and unpredictability of the two presidents’ meeting dominated the day, as Putin reportedly denied any involvement
Donald Trump began his highly anticipated first meeting with Vladimir Putin since his election with a direct warning to stop interfering in American elections, the US secretary of state said on Friday.
Reports that Russia intervened to tip the election in Trump’s favour have dogged the US president since last year. But when the two men met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Putin denied any involvement, the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, told reporters.