And... "According to those present, the only world leader at the summit who was actively bringing up Podesta and "the DNC server" was the US president".
The former Hillary Clinton campaign manager was responding to the the president's accusation that he refused to give up the Democratic National Committee's compromised server to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency. But, because he is the president, his words warrant a response. Russian sources reportedly gained access to DNC servers ahead of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and WikiLeaks released a dump of those emails in the days before the convention in Philadelphia. The president also wrote, "I will represent our country well and fight for its interests!"
Podesta on Friday accused Trump of refusing to accept the US intelligence community's assessment that the Russian government sought to influence the 2016 election in his favor by launching a hacking campaign aimed at damaging Clinton's White House bid.
Podesta, who was taking a cross-country vehicle trip with his wife on Friday, said he discovered the president was tweeting about him while at a pit stop in West Virginia.
Podesta also noted that the CIA "has no role in domestic intelligence-gathering - in fact, it's prohibited".
Trump tweeted minutes later that he is looking forward to his slate of one-on-one meetings with other world leaders on Friday, including his first meeting with Putin as president - the summit's de facto main event. "The CIA would never ask anyone at the DNC for a server".
Former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, however, told the House Intelligence Committee on June 21 that the DNC had spurned his agency's offer of help after it was hacked. Since January, 1 in every 3 people living in the USA capital has protested against Trump or his policies, a Washington Post poll has found.
During President Trump's last foreign trip, he was noticeably absent on Twitter, but it seems that he won't be making a habit out of that. "You're representing the United States at the G20", he finished. "It's really sad that the US president can't get his head in the game even at the G-20 summit of world leaders".