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Donald Trump to invite Vladimir Putin to White House in autumn

Donald Trump says media's goal is to see him go to war with Russia Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar on Helsinki summit
Stacy Diaz | 20 July, 2018, 06:01

"They are now hysterical trying to get us to look at Trump rather than look at them", said Gingrich.

Putin did not name names, but spoke of US politicians who put their "narrow party interests" above the best interests of the United States and were powerful enough to be able to foist their questionable "stories" on millions of Americans.

While Trump has sought to walk back his remarks since returning to Washington, he has continued to face intense backlash from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Coats acknowledged he has no idea what was said in Trump's one-on-one meeting with Putin, accompanied only by translators.

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On Thursday, NBC News also reported that former director of USA national intelligence, James Clapper, who was reportedly in the briefing, confirmed that evidence of Putin's involvement of the election was shown to Trump. "OK, that's going to be special". "A year and a half into his presidency, Trump's puzzling affinity for Putin has yet to be explained", Bennett wrote.

US President Donald Trump has called the Helsinki summit meeting with Vladimir Putin a great success and has revealed his expectations for a new meeting for a further resolution of existing problems. "I was just saying to myself the other day, you know, Russian Federation really helped us".

Speaking later Wednesday, Sanders told reporters that Trump was saying no to answering questions, not to whether Russian Federation is still targeting the U.S. She said the administration is working to make sure Russian Federation doesn't meddle in the 2018 midterm elections.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Before their joint press conference in Helsinki, Trump and Putin met behind closed doors for two hours with only their interpreters present.

"Gingrich added that the Trump administration is now getting into its next phase of foreign policy, including with China, North Korea and Russian Federation, and he predicts the American side will be 'remarkably tough".

The president campaigned on closer ties with Russian Federation, a goal that had been thwarted during his first year in office.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is scheduled to meet with Mr Trump at the White House next Wednesday to discuss trade and other issues.

"Probably not the best thing to do", Coats said of that decision by Trump. That statement came moments before the Senate vote.

The Senate on Thursday shot down a proposal from Vladimir Putin to allow Russia to interrogate U.S. officials in exchange for Russia's help with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, voting 98-0 in favor of a resolution rejecting it.

It was the latest about-face from the White House as it struggled to quiet an uproar over Trump's failure to confront Putin over Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election.

Coats learned of Trump's decision to invite Putin to Washington for a second meeting this autumn while he was being interviewed at the Aspen forum.

The Americans in question include former USA ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and alleged crimes include fraud and corruption.