"I actually think it hurts our relationship with a lot of countries. But I will absolutely firmly ask the question".
Bolton said that would be impossible since the United States has no extradition treaty with Russian Federation. Russian Federation is a foe in certain respects.
But doing so, Huntsman cautioned, "doesn't necessarily mean that the Russians are going to follow through". Allegations against Trump and the of Russian diplomats are believed to be on the main agenda of both leaders.
"You know, the Russians take the position, you can like it or not like it, that their constitution forbids them to extradite Russian citizens".
In the interview Trump told CBS that he had not thought about asking Putin to hand over the 12 Russians indicted for alleged interference in the USA elections of 2016. Another frame for Trump's criticism of Europe was white nationalism, as he also said last week that it was a shame that European countries were allowing their cultures to be erased by allowing in immigrants.
"We had a truly great Summit that was inaccurately covered by much of the media". "I mean, plenty of the people that I deal with are pretty ruthless people".
"It shows that the justice system, the Department of Justice, are aware of these Russian efforts in election meddling, and I think the president can put this on the table and say, 'This is a serious matter that we need to talk about". But that doesn't mean they're bad.
A June visit to the Kremlin by US national security adviser John Bolton - who a year ago accused Putin of lying to Trump about election interference - fixed the time and place of the summit; a week later a Republican congressional delegation to Moscow renewed ties to Russian lawmakers that had been cut since Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Rather than condemnation, Trump's first public comments on the indictments merely noted the fact that the hacking occurred under the Obama administration, rather than his own presidency - a line he stressed again during the CBS interview.
Trump has said he will raise the issue of Russian election meddling, along with Syria, Ukraine, nuclear proliferation and other topics.
"I beat Hillary Clinton easily and frankly we beat her..." Trump regularly criticizes American news media outlets and has called out some journalists by name.
Last week at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, Trump launched a fresh attack on Germany, claiming the country was "totally controlled" and held "captive by Russia" thanks to a gas pipeline deal which the president grossly misrepresented the importance of to Germany's energy needs. "I really believe that", Trump said, vowing the summit was "only the beginning".