"In a trade sense, they've really taken advantage of us and many of those countries are in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and they weren't paying their bills and, you know, as an example a big problem with Germany", he said.
Democrats called on Trump to cancel the meeting with Putin.
Mueller charged 11 of the officers with conspiring to hack into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee networks.
Hubert Vedrine, who coined the phrase "Hyperpower" to describe America after the Cold War, warned on Sunday that Europe was "face-to-face with an existential threat" in Mr Trump. But shortly before Air Force One landed in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced there would be no such meeting after all.
Adding to the pressure on Trump is a new Justice Department indictment issued Friday accusing 12 Russian military intelligence officials of extensive hacking in 2016 that was specifically aimed at discrediting Clinton.
"Trump has maybe a little less room to maneuver if he wants to downplay the issue or pretend that it's not real", said Jeffrey Mankoff, a Russian Federation expert at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Trump also said in the CBS interview that he had given no thought to asking Putin to extradite the dozen Russian military intelligence officers indicted this past week in on charges related to the hacking of Democratic targets.
He also added that as the "enemy of the people" the news media is responsible for so much of the "hatred and dissension in our country".
Weinberg was involved in the planning of five meetings between Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, but said their team crucially overlooked the importance of those first few moments, and didn't suggest to the USA president what to say or do, which gave the Soviet Union leader the upper hand.
But Ian Bremmer, a foreign affairs columnist and president of a consulting firm, said Trump and Putin spoke for almost an hour, based on reports from two people who attended the dinner.
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"That's what one of the purposes of this meeting is, so the president can see eye to eye with President Putin and ask him about it", he said.
"I think it'd be a moot point; I don't think Russian Federation is sending anyone back over here for trial, the same way we wouldn't send anybody over there for trial", the Kentucky senator said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union".
"For the president to demand something that isn't going to happen puts the president in a weak position", Bolton said.
Gowdy's advice to Trump was to press for the extradition of the Russians accused in the latest indictment and of 13 who were charged in an earlier indictment with using social media to interfere in the US election.
But many in Washington are leery of the summit occurring anywhere, believing that just by agreeing to meet, Trump has offered further global legitimacy to Putin, who will preside over the World Cup final in Moscow the day before the summit.
Soini said that both the United States and Russian Federation would like to bring the war in Syria to an end, but the progress may not be made in Helsinki.
Trump has said he would bring up the election issue, but he suggested he sees little point in doing so since Putin was likely to deny involvement in any meddling.
But of all the topics that may come up in the meetings it is Syria that may prove most important.
Trump and Putin will first meet one on one before they are joined by aides for an expanded discussion that extends into lunch. "But I will absolutely firmly ask the question".