In early June, the Times reported that some of the ministers in the United Kingdom cabinet were nearly in a state of panic over the meeting between Trump and Putin.
The charges come as Mueller continues to investigate potential coordination between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign to influence the presidential election.
Trump has been unusually blunt-for a national leader-about the fact that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation largely exists to provide a united front against Russian Federation.
Officials at the meeting said Trump had shocked many present and broke with diplomatic protocol by addressing German Chancellor Merkel by her first name, telling her: "Angela, you need to do something about this".
"President Trump's continued refusal to condemn the Russians' attacks on our democracy, even after Special Counsel Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for interfering in the 2016 election, makes it clear that meeting with Putin would be both pointless and risky", Pelosi said. "After we're at 2 percent, we'll start talking about going higher". That's "70 to 90 percent to protect Europe", said President Trump.
"Today's indictment is a result of the hard work of America's law enforcement and intelligence officials who dedicate their lives to bringing to justice those who wish to do us harm", McCain, who has been sidelined while battling cancer, said in a statement.
Macron told reporters that the communique signed by members "is clear - it reaffirms a commitment to 2 percent in 2024".
As for Trump's demand, Freeland said Canada was a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation co-founder and has contributed to every single alliance mission.
Breaking from a carefully scripted session that was to focus on Ukraine and Georgia, one source said Trump "forcibly restated his position on wanting North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members to reach 2 percent spending target to a short a deadline".
The British government is also gripped by a crisis over Brexit and tension with Russian Federation after the United Kingdom blamed Moscow for this month's death of a woman from a Novichok nerve agent.
According to the report, "In 2017, the USA accounted for 51.1 percent of NATO's combined GDP and 71.7 percent of its combined defense expenditure".
But Trudeau appeared to be far from Trump's orbit during the traditional gathering of leaders for the NATO family photo op and ceremony, standing quietly to the side as Trump chatted with Britain's Theresa May, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.
It was the most recent in a series of demands and insults that critics fear will undermine the decades-old alliance, coming days before Trump sits down with Putin at the conclusion of his closely watched European trip. "I did it. You got me'".
"Our presence there (Latvia) is a very meaningful, strong important contribution and this new contribution ... it's another sign of Canada stepping up".