CNN's Harwood on Biden-Putin Meeting: "Big Breakthroughs Are Not The Point," Don't Expect Any
CNN White House correspondent John Harwood tried to temper expectations of a Biden-Putin meeting on Wednesday in an appearance on Don Lemon's show: "We don't expect major breakthroughs, perhaps a return of the U.S. Ambassador to Moscow and the Russian ambassador to Washington. They were recalled during turbulence in the relationship recently, but big breakthroughs are not the point."
"The point is twofold," Harwood continued. "One is for Biden to reestablish directly face to face that after four years in which Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had a sort of mutual assistance relationship that America had a president again who was going to stand up and speak out against Russian misbehavior on behalf of the United States and the free world, but also to do that without having the fractures in the relationship spin out of control."