‘No, I didn’t hack your election’: Trump challenges Putin over meddling in first face-to-face meeting at G20 summit that went on for two hours and resulted in Syrian ceasefire deal

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  • Donald Trump met Russian President Vladimir Putin face to face for the first time at the G20 summit Friday
  • The meeting ran for two hours and 16 minutes
  • Putin told Russian state media that cybercrime was among the topics discussed
  • Ukraine – a hot topic since Russia’s invasion and lingering hostilities – and counterterrorism came up 
  • Trump told Putin it was ‘an honor’ to be with him in Hamburg, Germany, for first bilateral meeting
  • Trump and Putin’s meeting comes at a pivotal time in relations between Russia and the United States
  • Federal investigators are continuing to look into Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election
  • Officials are also investigating possible collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials
  • The meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 global economic powers opened Friday in Hamburg, Germany

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