Trump invites Putin to visit Washington, White House says

Carla Harmon
July 20, 2018

Coats, who is charged with overseeing the nation's 17 intelligence agencies, also said that if he had been asked, he would have advised Trump against meeting Putin alone, with just interpreters. They didn't do their job, and I think whatever the Russians got away with is because of the weakness the Obama administration had.

"I let him know we can't have this, we're not going to have it, and that's the way it's going to be", Trump said in an interview with the American CBS cable network.

Asked by reporters on Wednesday if Russian Federation was still targeting the United States, Trump shook his head and said, "No".

Addressing Russian diplomats in Moscow on Thursday, Putin described his meeting with Trump earlier this week as "successful", but warned relations between the two countries remain in "an extremely unsatisfactory state".

The White House hasn't commented yet on the allegation but in a series of tweets in the hours after publication, Trump once again slammed the news media over the Russian Federation summit as the "enemy of the people".

Trump on Tuesday said he misspoke during a joint news conference in Helsinki when he said he did not see why Russian Federation would meddle in the election.

"The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russian Federation, even a confrontation that could lead to war", the president wrote amid a series of morning tweets.

McFaul, who served as ambassador to Russian Federation under former President Barack Obama from 2012 to 2014, expressed his gratitude after the vote.

Two days earlier, Coats was more forceful in his warnings that Russian Federation and other countries would continue their attempts to breach USA systems.

How did Trump respond to Putin's suggestion?

She added: "President Trump asked (national security adviser John Bolton) to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway".

The White House, with Trump under fierce criticism in the United States, did on Thursday reject Putin's proposal that Russian authorities be present for the questioning of Americans it accuses of "illegal activities", including a former US ambassador to Moscow.

"We have some breaking news", Mitchell said.

What else has happened since the Trump-Putin summit?

Instead, he delivered a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling.

US intelligence officials have said Russian election interference efforts are continuing and now target the upcoming congressional elections in November.

The muddied waters have deepened critics' concerns that Trump is not taking threats to the US electoral system seriously enough.

Two other lawmakers, Sens. A similar House vote Tuesday failed on a party-line vote.

'But I think that now that has been clarified, based on his late reactions to this and so I don't think I want to go any further than that, ' Coats said.

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