Number of protests for Trump-Putin Helsinki summit rises to 10

President Donald Trump will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin as planned despite Friday's indictment of 12 Russian spies in the hacking of Democratic Party computer systems and calls from Democratic lawmakers for him to drop out.

"These revelations add to a body of evidence confirming an extensive plot by Vladimir Putin's government to attack the 2016 election, sow chaos and dissension among the American electorate, and undermine faith in our democracy".

"We do have a - a political problem where - you know in the United States we have this stupidity going on". @realDonaldTrump, cancel your ridiculous Putin summit and get your butt on a plane back to the United States.

Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., has been a harsh critic of Trump, recently calling his visit at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels "disappointing".

Intelligence agencies have said the interference was aimed at helping Trump's presidential campaign and harming the election bid of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. There must be Americans in the room. "But it makes it very hard to do something with Russian Federation".

Speaking to the press on Capitol Hill, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner said that the White House should make sure Trump is not left alone with Putin. @POTUS shouldn't meet Putin until he accepts responsibility.

Trump visit: Lock him in the tower, chants army of protesters
Their meeting lasted almost an hour and was the final engagement in Mr Trump's two-day working visit to the UK. Meanwhile, Mrs Trump played bowls with the PM's husband, Philip May, at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London .

President Trump must be willing to confront #Putin from a position of strength & demonstrate there will be a price to pay for his ongoing aggression. If President Trump is not prepared to hold Putin accountable, the #HelsinkiSummit should not move forward.

"It defies logic that Putin did not know of this and that Putin did not approve of it", he said.

And another Republican, Sen.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who was Democratic National Committee chairwoman at the time of the hacking, issued a statement Friday that said the organization "was the first major target of the Russian attack on our democracy".

"Putin is not America's friend".

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted on charges they hacked into Democratic email accounts during the 2016 USA presidential election and released stolen information in the months before Americans headed to the polls, the Justice Department said Friday.

According to a tweet from Bloomberg White House reporter Jennifer Epstein, the Trump-Putin summit is now still a go.

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