( CNN) For all the hype, it wasn't until after President Donald Trump and his Russian equivalent Vladimir Putin were done talking, more than two hours after their G20 mini-summit began, that the real drama kicked off.

Trump and Putin entered the meeting with Russia's meddling in the 2016 US presidential campaign hanging over their heads. Putin, of course, has been accused of ordering it; each member of Trump's inner circle are at the center of a probe into whether they colluded with the Kremlin.

Settling on meddling