Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump spent part of Saturday playing golf and tweeting about his predecessor and a US -based cable television network he accuses of covering him unfairly. CBS News released excerpts on Sunday, hours before Mr Trump was set to fly to Helsinki, where he will meet with Mr Putin.
"Of course not. Really, honestly, Jonathan, I think the question's silly", he said.
Bolton's comments come two days after the special counsel Robert Mueller brought charges against 12 Russian military intelligence officers, accusing them of hacking, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering - efforts to interfere in the 2016 USA presidential election that Bolton said it was "hard to believe" Putin didn't know about.
Mr Trump says such sessions are beneficial.
Trump also defended his decision to hold the meeting after coming under fire from opposition Democrats in the wake of the indictments.
Earlier on Sunday, Mr Trump played a round of golf at Turnberry in South Ayrshire where he had been staying with wife Melania for two nights during the private leg of his visit. Demonstrators chanted "media must be free", and carried a banner calling for human rights. "Additionally, congratulations to President Putin and Russian Federation for putting on a truly great World Cup Tournament - one of the best ever!" However, the congresswoman has since earned endorsements on Twitter from both Vice President Mike Pence and Trump himself, who said Roby has been "a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda". "I think the president can put this on the table and say this is a serious matter, we need to talk about it". "And I don't communicate with them either as you could find out if you consulted your friends in the Washington press corps, whom I don't communicate with", Bolton said.
He reiterated a criticism he made of Germany during a tense North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels last week, namely that the country should not have agreed to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russian Federation.
According to Trump, the pipeline deal has generated "a lot of anger" for Germany, and it won't even be good for the country in the long run anyway.
He also accused Germany of "waving a white flag".
They have met twice before on the sidelines of global summits.
He said he "believed in meetings" but was unsure what the outcome of the Helsinki meeting would be.
Ahead of the highly anticipated talks, he said has "low expectations" but added that he thinks that "maybe some good" will come of them.
He added it was up to Mrs May how to handle Brexit, as long as the U.S. "can trade and we don't have any restrictions" on commerce with the United Kingdom.
But, he said, "that is one of the purposes of this meeting.so the president can see eye to eye with President Putin and ask him about it". "He goes out of his way to behave in a way no other USA president would have behaved", Salonius-Pasternak told DW.
He added the hack of the DNC's information was a result of the party having a weaker cybersecurity system than the Republican National Convention.
For his part, the US President is hopeful of recreating the impact of his summit with Kim in Singapore - and in doing so getting Mr Putin to concede things Mr Obama could never achieve. "They had bad defenses and they were able to be hacked", Trump said.
Asked to rate US-UK relations, Mr Trump called them the "highest level of special".
Bolton claimed that the charges bolster Trump's negotiating power when he meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Helsinki this week.
The visit has been controversial because of a newspaper interview in which he said the U.S. would probably not give the United Kingdom a trade deal under the terms of Prime Minister May's Brexit plans, and also said Europe was "losing its character" because of immigration from Africa and the Middle East.