TONIGHT, 6pm ET: Chris Wallace Has Exclusive Interview With Vladimir Putin Following Trump Summit
Chris Wallace interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin after Monday's summit with President Donald Trump in Helsinki, Finland.
The 30-minute interview - which will air tonight at 6:00pm ET on Fox News Channel - is the first and only interview that Putin will give to a Western journalist.
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"No holds barred, no subjects off limits," the "Fox News Sunday" anchor said on "America's Newsroom."
Wallace said he will ask Putin about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and potential meddling in the upcoming midterm elections. In addition, Wallace said he will ask the Russian president about the summit with Trump and where the two sides stand on contentious issues like NATO, Syria and Ukraine.
"I [also] want to delve into Vladimir Putin and what he wants for his country," said Wallace.
The sit-down will mark Putin’s first interview with Wallace since September 2005 and his first interview with U.S. media since June 2017.
Ahead of his Monday meeting with Putin, Trump called the Russian president a "competitor" when asked if he considered Putin a friend or a foe.
"He's not my enemy. Hopefully someday, maybe, he'll be a friend," said Trump.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday Trump should not meet with Putin alone and accused the US president of being more loyal to Russia than NATO allies.
Trump wrapped up the NATO summit in Brussels Thursday with a press conference where he touted that other NATO members agreed to boost their defense spending commitments.
French President Emmanuel Macron denied NATO members had agreed to push their defense spending beyond the previously agreed-upon two percent of GDP.
Watch Wallace's must-see interview with Putin on "Special Report" Monday at 6:00pm ET on Fox News Channel, with a re-airing during "Fox News @ Night" at 11:00pm ET.